CLIMAX was announced as the winner of this year's' "Creation Prize" by the Ministry of Culture. Here are the words of the judges:
" Godder has a significant role in the the Israeli dance scene and receives both local and international recognition. Her work is characterised by detailed and deep artistic research which expresses itself in a unique physical and visual language and a committed honest and brave execution which invokes a rare physical- emotional- experiential effect. "
After a powerful remounting of the work CLIMAX at the Varda Studio, as part of the “Bat-Shevah Invites” series, we had in October the European Premiere theatre Garonne in Toulouse (FR). Teatre Garonne which also co-produced the work has written in their program: “In the vein of Maguy Marin or Lia Rodrigues - but with its own vocabulary - Yasmeen Godder mingles with the poetic political correctness, and invites you in the same movement to individual archeology and a collective experience.”. The work which was originally commissioned by the Petach Tikva Museum for Contemporary Art, is moving as a site specific work, each time being informed by the new space. We invited audiences to a work which challenges conventions of both time and space and the the usual relationship between audience and performers.
“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
“Störung/ הפרעה” - Final Concluding Conference
December 7+8 Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel
December 18+19 Freiburg, Germany
“Störung/ הפרעה” is a unique collaborative interdisciplinary project that brings together scientists, professional dancers and choreographers, physicians, as well as people with Parkinson’s from Israel and Germany, to explore different aspects of human movement and movement disorder. Specifically, the project involves Theater Freiburg and Exzellenzcluster BrainLinks-BrainTools of Freiburg University on the German side, and the Yasmeen Godder Dance Company, Ben-Gurion University, Institute of Technology (Technion), University of Haifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Bar-Ilan University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from the Israeli side. Since February 2015, we have been holding weekly dance lessons to about 40 people with Parkinson’s both in Freiburg and in Tel Aviv, while graduate-level students participate in the dance lessons and conduct related studies. In addition once a month the Junior scientists and the dancers met for a workshop, which was developed by a team from both fields and revolved around some central guiding themes decided upon by both the German and the Israeli teams such as: Intention, Unison, Transition, Identity and more. The dancers and choreographers who are teaching the classes are also conducting artistic research.
The Final Concluding Conferences are opportunities to invite the different communities involved in the project and the public to meet and share ideas, questions and current results. Both conferences will include lectures by key speakers in the different fields of study as well as presentations of the scientific and artistic research in a variety of forms - from frontal lectures, to performances and interdisciplinary workshops that combines scientific methods and practices from the world of contemporary dance.
Involved in the project are: On the "Dance Side" - Sigal Bergman, Dor Frank, Yasmeen Godder, Yuli Kovbasnian, Uri Shafir, Shiri Teicher, Edu Turull, Ofir Yudilevich, Anat Vaadia, Ayala Frenkel and Ari Teperberg. Monica Gillette, Gary Joplin, Clint Lutes, Nicola Mascia, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Matan Zamir.
On the "Science Part": Yochi Cohen, Anat Dahan, Dorit Guy-Jelinek, Katherin Joubran, Hila Gvirts, Nimrod Levin, Naama Kadmon-Harpaz, Matan Karklinsky and Anat Kliger. Mathilde Bonte, Johannes Erhardt, Lukas Fiederer, Jennifer Juros, Lisa Klingelhöfer, Juan Ordonez, Julie Philpott, Stefanie Pietsch, Jonathan Schiefer, Julia Voigt, Dominik Welke
On December 18th, as part of the conference in Freiburg, we will hold a special showing of the artistic research of Yasmeen Godder, with the working title “Common Emotion”, that will be developed into a full evening with a World Premiere in May 2016 at Theater Freiburg (Germany) after a residency period at Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape (France).
For the detailed schedule of the conferences please visit the blog of the project :www.hafraah.wordpress.com
funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft within the German Excellence Initiative (EXE 1086)
We are happy to share the link to EXTREMUM-Reflection on the work of Yasmeen Godder. The book includes writings by Paolo Ruffini, Avi Feldman, Elisabeth Nehring , Raphael Zagury-Orly and many more wonderful writers. The book was initiated and produced by The Petach-Tikva Museum of Art as part of the exhibition Set in Motion; Dance-Art-Community, curated by Drorit Gur Arie and Avi Feldman.For purchasing
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