I’m very different in normal life. I feel the same inside but I present something else, I come out as something else. In real life I’m very hesitant, unconfident and on stage I’m not. On stage, I lose it.Read more
I am grateful to have differentiated, through this experience, between criticizing (Bikoret in Hebrew) and visiting (Bikoor). Neither good or bad, I allow my thoughts and feelings to manifest here in the context of being a visitor.
The appropriation of contemporary dance into pop culture both strengthens and weakens our form. We love the exposure but feel angry that those benefitting from our hard-won aesthetics and practices are not the true owners. Tourists not citizens. We don’t see bigger audiences at Revelations because of a twirled umbrella in Formation. Read more
Shira and Anat Amrani took the beauty and virtuosity of two adamantly non-European forms – belly-dancing and Yemenite folk dance – and stripped them back of decoration, historicity and cultural context. They used what was left to craft a truly brilliant piece of contemporary performanceRead more
Rising is not the fanciest or most virtuosic piece, it doesn’t have dazzling costumes, props or music. It doesn’t want to impress you, shake you, manipulate you. It isn’t trying to be something. It simply is. And what it is is so much.Read more