Aug 22nd, 2014
22 Aug 2014 : GUT GIFT : B Motion Opera Estate Festival Bassano del Grappa IT

SEE HER CHANGE is a physical and mental journey performed by Godder alongside two of her longtime collaborators Dalia Chaimsky and Shuli Enosh. Juxtaposing private experience with stage persona, the performance prompts questions of age and ageing, social functions and gender representations. Multitude of self-mockery scenarios suggests diverse interpretations of the altered female character. Mixing, matching and overlaying body postures, sounds and movements, the performers are constantly de-contextualizing their roles and personalities. All three playfully expose a rare sense of vulnerability, while also seeking safe haven through means of disguise. A choreography of unexpected interactions and compositions manifests different notions of 'femaleness'. From glamorous to pathetic, from dangerously stimulating acts to childlike manner, a multi-faceted portrait is brought to stage. Skillfully maneuvering from the distressed to the overwhelmed it stimulates new associations regarding performativity, memory, and humor. Candid yet fierce and vigorous the performance entangles the viewer into an uncanny state. By constructing a web of intense sensory stimulation, Godder and her collaborators entice us into facing innate inhibitions and primal perceptions.  

SEE HER CHANGE is a co-production of Montpellier Danse 2013, France, and Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The new creation enjoy the support of the Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts


C R E D I T S :

Choreography: Yasmeen Godder

Co-artistic director and Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli

Creating Performers: Dalia Chaimsky, Shuli Enosh ,Yasmeen Godder

Music: Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions - "On the Low"// Mu -" Chair Girl", " Hello Bored Biz Man"// Devendra Banhart - " Hey Miss Cane"///James Blake -" Wilhelm's Scream"// Cat Power-" New York"//  "Eliane Radigue-"Adnos II", "Elemental II" // Mika Vainio-"Yksinäisyys, Suru, Katkeruus", "Ahriman"// Nurse with Wound-" Stick That Chick And Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal"," All of Me"," Juice Head Crazy Lady"," Untitled 8"," Untitled 5"// Mori-Nauseef-Parker-Laswell-" Majuu"

Lighting Designer: Andreas Harder

Costumes and Props: Tom Krasny

Stage and Video: Yochai Matos

Sound Designer: Tomer Rosenthal, Yasmeen Godder and Itzik Giuli

Rehearsals Direcror: Matan Zamir

Technical Director: Omer Sheizaf

Sound: Oren Cohen

 

Administration and Production:  Guy Hugler

International Projects and Development: Francesca Spinazzi


R E V I E W S :

"a manifest not as much for feminism but rather for femininity. A dance on a tight rope passing through solos of stunning and reversing beauty. The work of the arms, the assumed subjectivity, everything here makes sense. Godder reassures her engagement. We hope to see her back here or there. Very quickly".  (LES INROCKUPTIBLES in regards to SEE HER CHANGE in Montepllier Danse)

"The Female Universe of Godder's dance.... is a triple  weaving of bodies, animated by a very researched dance, theatrical and dynamic, which brings an erotic component with an aggressive and seductive character to its audience.'' (il Messaggero) 

"Run, don't walk, to see Yasmeen Godder's new work" (Ayelet Dekel, Midnighteast)

"A dramatic dance: exposed, fascinating and highly recommended!" (Maya Nahum Shahal, Calcalist)

"Polished meticulously, down to the smallest detail" (Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post)

"a sub-genre in the international dance community, inspiring hordes of choreographers to forgo beauty in favor of poignant honesty. As a performer, Godder is able to strike a perfect balance between fearless aggression and ladylike poise. (Ori j. Lenkinski, The Jerusalem post)


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