Dancing from others & F 63.9
Dancing from others by Lilach Orenstein
Artistic Supervision: Anat Shamgar Multidisciplinary Artist: Roni Baroth Composer: Oded Keren Dancers: Iren Kamyshev and Shay Ashkenazi
In life we don masks which reflect different parts of our identity to our surroundings. It is actually when our faces are exposed that we are complacent about what lies beneath the surface. It might in fact be that when we see someone in a mask, our curiosity is awakened, and we gain a deeper glimpse of the other's inner world. In her creations, Lilach engages with questions of identity as she delves into the dilemmas of the individual vs society – the effect of the external on the internal, as the inner self crystallizes. Her work is influenced by Frida Khalo's and Yona Wallach's struggles with the social realities of their lives. In our world, the accepted norms trample the individual voices and create an orchestra of borrowed voices which hatch from your mouth as though “someone else talks from your throat.” (Yona Wallach - Bird)
F 63.9 by Jivko Jeliazkov, Bulgaria
When love is not an infatuation, but a problem that requires a solution. When love is a conflict between two individuals. When love is a personality crisis. Then it is “F 63.9” – a diagnosis, a situation, a state of mind and body.
“F 63.9” is another name for love. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists love next to other mental and behavioural conditions with the following symptoms: pathological personality dysfunction resulted in from the improper function of the brain and the neurosystem. Similarly to “Mayday”, “F 63.9” is a code that stands for a sudden change and an urgent need for “curing” the problem.
When this “problem” appears, several possibilities are simultaneously revealed – (auto) transformation, cleansing of the Id and connecting to the other person. At same time, there is a probability of aggression and physical elimination of the threat. The desire to run away from the other, while being attracted to them follow the rhythm of a dynamic and unpredictable dance.
Searching and finding oneself through love is linked to the troubling need to share the pain of the present and overcome the past. Is love capable of taking an angelical mission, a sacrifice, in order to disarm and transform angst? Or is it simply a virus that undermines the body and the mind? “F 63.9” seeks to answer these questions though a psycho-physical examination of love as a form of destruction and transformation.
Concept and Choreography: Jivko Jeliazkov
Music and sound environment: Ivan Shopov
Performance: Simona Todorova, Yasen Popov
Costume: Snejana Papazova
Production Manager: Atanas Maev
Text: Elena Angelova
Design: ParaPlet Ltd.
This performance is funded with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.
The performers Simona Todorova and Yasen Popov completed Derida Dance Center’s educational and training program for contemporary dance "Dance PORT Derida", supported by "America for Bulgaria" Foundation
When love is not an infatuation, but a problem that requires a solution. When love is a conflict between two individuals. When love is a personality crisis. ‘F 63.9’ offers a diagnosis, a situation, a state of mind and body.
Aerowaves artist profile: Jivko Jeliazkov - Derida Company — F 63.9