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By Diver Festival

En / עב


Photos by Michal Samama


Noa Dar and Michal Samama (Israel)

Creation and Performance: Noa Dar and Michal Samama 

Text: Michal Samama 

Soundtrack design: Elad Schneiderman 

Objects and lighting design: Yair Vardi

Production management: Carmel Hartman

Thanks: Arnon Rabin, Yuval Kremnitzer, Samama family

With the support of the Israel Lottery Council for the Culture and Arts

Friday 15/10 at 22:00  •  Saturday 16/10 at 21:00

Noa Dar Studio  •  75 min  •  90 ILS

The performance stands, sits and lies down, in the space between our sense of the body as a singular subject, with internal, intimate feelings, and the medical-bureaucratic treatment of it, as a plastic object dissected into organs, analyzed, diagnosed, and categorized into a collection of statistical data points. In this dissonant space, the relation of body and language receives its treatment: on the one hand, the raw body, vulnerable and private, and on the other, a dissecting language, carving the body into generic parts that can be categorized and organized, efficiently operated on. The audience is invited to an active viewing of an unfolding event, midway between the private and the public, between questioning and interrogating, between healing and torment, between freedom and its abnegation.

Noa dar

A choreographer and dancer. Among her works are 'Inventory', 'NoaNoa', 'Skin', 'Arnica', 'Tetris', 'Strange', 'Achilles’ Tendon', 'Children's Games' and ‘'Eyesaurus – Frida' and more. Dar’s creations have been commissioned and presented by leading festivals in Israel and around the world. She has won numerous prizes, among them are the National Lottery’s ‘Landau Prize’, the ‘Rosenblum Prize’ from the Municipality of Tel Aviv’s, the ‘Creation Prize’ and the ‘Performance Award’ from the Ministry of Culture. Most of her works were created in the frame of the ‘Noa Dar Dance Group’ which she founded in 1993, with dancers and artists from various fields.

Michal Samama

Creates works at the intersection of dance, performance, and the visual arts, moving between the stage, the gallery, and the public space. Samama exhibited her work at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art (solo show), Sommer Gallery, Kav 16 Gallery, HaKibbutz Gallery, Musrara Mix, as well as dance platforms such as Diver Festival, Curtain Up, Intimadance Festival. Her work was presented in numerous spaces in New York and Chicago, including: The Chocolate Factory Theater, Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Aspect Ratio Gallery, Sector 2337, EXPO CHICAGO, 6018 North, Defibrillator Gallery, and more. Samama received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a 2011-2013 Artist-in-Residence at Movement Research in New York.

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