Rachel Erdos on God Forbid by Dana Ruttenberg
Collaboration between Dana Ruttenburg and Noa Mark-Ofer.
Dance it was not but it was life itself.
Engaging physically with the audience.
Frightening, every parents worst nightmare.
I question whether dance without words will ever move me in such a way?
Juggling, a constant juggle on so many levels…
Keeping it together then letting it go.
Laughter to release the tension
Mature/ Mother/ Militant
Needing, no wanting to hug the performer after the show.One in 660,000 or some crazy number that she tells us both proudly and sadly.Poem, this work is a poem that is simple and clear.
Questions I have about whether something tragic has to happen to you to make great art?Reality under shiny stage lights.Straight through the heart,Tears slowly falling.Us the audience not wanting to leave the auditorium after the show, this strong energy keeping us there.Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins.Wandering how her ‘story’ ends when her ‘story’ is actually her life.Xerox copies falling from the ceiling.You return to your own lifeZZZZZ hoping her child is at home sleeping tucked up warm, hoping this nightmare never becomes your reality.
Rachel Erdos is an award winning independent choreographer born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel
She received her MA from The Laban Centre London specializing in choreography. Her work has been seen around the world including Israel, UK, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Norway South Africa, Norway, Tanzania, Slovakia, China, Denmark, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and The U.S.
Rachel won first prize in the AICC International choreography competition in Aarhus, Denmark in 2008 and in 2009 won City Dance Ensemble’s commissioning project, Washington DC. In 2012 Rachel was awarded the prize for artist of the year in the field of dance by The Ministry of Absorption, Israel. In 2014 she was awarded NorthWest Dance Project’s Pretty Creative Commission prize, Portland USA. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year 2015 by The Ministry of Culture, Israel. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year 2015 by The Ministry of Culture, Israel.
Her work has been shown in some of the most prestigious venues including The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and the Royal Opera House London.