Diti Ronen on Solo an Attempt by Ygal Tsur

דיתי רונן על יגאל צור- Solo and Attempt

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לִפְנֵי הַמָּסָךְ הַלָּבָן הַבָּמָה שְׁטוּפַת אוֹר.
אֲבָל הָרֹאשׁ רָץ אֶל הַקִּיר, דּוֹפֵק אֶת הַמֵּצַח, מְשַׂרְטֵט בְּמוֹ פִּיו אֶת פְּצִיעָתוֹ.
הֵנָּה הוּא אוֹמֵר אֶת דְּבָרוֹ. כָּחֹל עַל גַּבֵּי לָבָן: זֶה הַגַּל שֶׁאֵין בּוֹ מִלִּים. כֻּלּוֹ
תְּנוּעָה. מָה עוֹד יוֹדֵעַ הַגּוּף לַעֲשׂוֹת? בַּצְּנִיחָה הוּא חוֹצֶה אֶת הַמֶּרְחָב, מְסַמֵּן
אֶת אֲלַכְסוֹן עַצְמוֹ. מָה יַעֲשֶׂה בּוֹ עַכְשָׁו? הִנֵּה הוּא עוֹמֵד לִפְנֵיכֶם. שִׁפְטוּהוּ.
בָּשָׂר וָדָם וְעוֹר וְגִידִים. הַאִם יֵצֵא לַמַּאֲבָק? וּמָה עִם שִׁוּוּי הַמִּשְׁקָל? הִנֵּה הוּא
עוֹמֵד לִפְנֵיכֶם. שִׁפְטוּהוּ. בָּשָׂר וָדָם וְעוֹר וְגִידִים וּבְכָלזֹאת אֱלֹהִים. הִנֵּה הוּא
בּוֹרֵא אֶת הָעוֹלָם. הִנֵּה הוּא חוֹשֵׁב. הִנֵּה הוּא בּוֹדֵק מֵחָדָשׁ אֶת גְּבוּלוֹתָיו. אֶת
סִיכּוּלָיו. אֶת בְּהִירוּתוֹ וְאֶת הֲבָנוֹתָיו. בָּשָׂר וָדָם וְעוֹר וְגִידִים. שִׁפְטוּהוּ. הִנֵּה
הוּא גִּדֵּם הָרַגְלַיִם, נָע עַל עֲגָלָה מְאֻלְתֶּרֶת מִמָּקוֹם לַמָּקוֹם בַּשּׁוּק שֶׁל
פּוּשְׁקַר, מְחַפֵּשׂ אַחַר הַפְּרוּטָה. שִׁפְטוּהוּ. מָה עוֹד יוּכַל לָתֵת.
בָּשָׂר וָדָם וְעוֹר וְגִידִים וּבְכָלזֹאת אֱלֹהִים. שִׁפְטוּהוּ.

יגאל צור הציג את Solo An Attempt כחלק מתחרות הגוריאוגרפים הבינלאומית של מרכז מחול שלם.

But the head runs straight to the wall, knocks the forehead,
scatches his wounds in its own mouth. Here he is, speaking his word.
Blue over White: This is the wave that has no words. All of it is
Movement. What else does the body know to do? While parachuting, he
crosses the width of the distance, demarkating his own diagonal. What
will he do with it now? Here he is, standing in front of you. Judge

Solo an Attempt by Ygal Tsur was presented as part of the International Choreography Competition hosted by Machol Shalem Dance House

Dr. Diti Ronen is a poet, an editor and a translator of poetry.  

Ronen has published six full length poetry books, as well as numerous essays and articles. Her poetry has been translated into many languages and published in literary magazines and anthologies worldwide. Ronen performs her work on different stages in Israel and around the world. She was awarded three International poetry awards, including the Terra Poetica Award, two national awards , prizes of honors, poetry residencies and scholarships.

Her poetry is derived from her personal narrative, being part of a persecuted minority, as well as from imaginary alternative narratives. Accordingly, Ronen’s literary work is varied from feminist poetry, like in the book “Inner Moon: Note book” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2002) that relates to the female Menstrual cycle in relation to the Moon monthly cycle, to her own family memory, like in the book “littlebird” (Bar Ilan, 2010) that relates to a specific event in The Holocaust, and to journey poetry, like in the book “The return of the house and its wanderings” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2016) that relates to her search for a home (The book was awarded by the Kugel Literary Award). Her upcoming book, “Many Mothers“, relates to her collective-personal memories of her own feminine existence in previous generations.

Ronen has also edited five poetry books, all of them published in Israel (Pardess Publishing House, Haifa, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). She is currently in a process of editing two additional poetry books, one of them is expected to be published in 2018, and the second in 2019.

Ronen has translated and published numerous poems, all of them translated from English along and together with the poets. Currently she is working together with the poet Amir Or on a Young Georgian Poetry Anthology.

Beside her literary work, Ronen is a lecturer and a researcher of Arts, Theatre & Cultural Policy and she writes policy papers and advises on culture and arts to different organizations. She recently left her work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to focus on poetry. She is the former head of Cultural Policy, Theatre and Literature Departments in the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Her academic work is in Theatre, and her research explores the Actor’s cognitive work while performing his role as a character on stage in front of an audience.

Diti was born in Tel Aviv. She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and the mother of five. She lives with her spouse in Neve Monoson, a community near Tel Aviv.