In its conclusion of 2014 Achbar Hayir chose Ghost Exercise as one of the best dance shows presented in TLV in 2014. The work a co-production of Theatre Freiburg (DE), was presented in Jaffa's port in "HoWeDoIt"- a weekend of works curated by Yasmeen at Warehouse 2. Here's what they wrote:
"Godder's movement research opens the discourse about cultural, philosophical and physiological terms, which she mediates to the audience through the body. Godder releases the female body out of the esthetics claims of both religion and fashion statements, and also through the psychological effect gained by the image of the faceless women that connects the concept to the reality." (Dana Shalev)
In November we premiered the final version of Lie Like A Lion, a work performed by Godder alongside two talented musicians Moshe Aharonov and Matan Daskal at The Suzanne Dellal Center, where it was also presented as part of the International Exposure Festival and there will be another show on January 10th again. In February 2015 we will have a special show at The Israel Museum as part of the exhibition Out of the Circle: The Art of Dance in Israel, and right after on February 27-28 atTanzhaus NRW, Dusseldorf ( DE).
GUT GIFT performed by Francesca Foscarini continues to tour Europe in festivals like Uovo Performing Arts Festival Milan (IT), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR) and many more. Keep updated on her shows, on our calendar
A presentation of CLIMAX originally commissioned by The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, was presented as part of the International Exposure Festival in our studio. In July we will have a premier of the non-museum version in Tel Aviv and afterwards we plan a tour in Europe, beginning with Theatre Garonne in Toulouse (FR).
The wonderful dancers deserve praise no less than the choreography - they express a physical and emotional totality that does justice to the emotional roller coaster they embody. They radiate truth and that is why everything that takes place is so touching. It is happening here and now." Ruth Eshel, Haaretz (July 2014)
"The combination of live and still art and the white square, and the moving, howling, wallowing and licking dancers is a thrilling experience that nourishes the soul with its darkness, an experience created by the vision and daring of Yasmeen Godder and her group [...] who created a unique, radical, groundbreaking, inspiring event that instills hope." Orna Oryan, Erev Rav (July 2014)
An exciting new project is planned for 2015, which is already now in the works and it is another special collaboration between the company and Theatre Freiburg, Germany. The project called: "Störung - הפרעה" creates a unique conjunction between dancers , people who live with Parkinson and researchers studying the disease from the University of Freiburg and leading institutes in Israel . Alongside with developing dance classes for people with Parkinson's and classes for medical students Godder, Sigal Bergman, Shuli Enosh, Uri Shafir, Anat Vaadia and Ofir Yudlevich will be developing an artistic laboratory resonating with the information and experiences from this. In February we will participate in the special Winter School in Freiburg that will be dedicated to the program.
We are continuing with our yearly workshops including Solo from Scratch: Solo Creation with Sharon Zuckerman Weiser on Sundays, and Technique and Repertoire with Shuli Enosh, Dalia Chaimsky and Anat Vaadia on Wednesdays. All the information is updated HERE.
Open morning classes continue on Mondays with Yasmeen Godder. In December 15th, 22nd Yasmeen Godder will be replaced by Shuli Enosh, and on December 29th by Anat Vaadia.
Also OpenYoga Classes with the wonderful Avital Barak, Vinyasa style, for dancers and non-dancers, on Sunday and Thursday mornings. All the information is updated HERE