Shout Aloud

“Shout Aloud” is a distinctive collaboration between choreographer Yasmeen Godder and singer Dikla, a renowned figure in Israel’s Middle Eastern pop scene. “Shout Aloud’‘ draws inspiration from Dikla’s influential seminal album “Ahava Musica” released in 2000. The album introduced her unapologetic, raspy, and deep voice on a journey through personal lyrics dealing with intimacy, relationships, longing, loneliness, and fantasy. Given its unique mix of influences ranging from classical Arabic music, energetic dance electronics, and experimental rock, it stood out and challenged the context of Israeli music at that time. Since then, the album stayed relevant and poignant while the social polarization in Israel has become more intense and violent.  

In “Shout Aloud’ Godder employs her highly detailed and complexly idiosyncratic, playful, and raw physical language to research themes of endurance and resistance through the female perspective. Dealing with personal and communal endurance, mental and social transformation rituals, and the excavation of internal resources to create strong female co-resistance. The performance features eight female dancers from diverse backgrounds and ages, while Dikla performs the album live, accompanied by an orchestra of nine musicians playing traditional Arabic and contemporary instruments. “Shout Aloud” responds to the need to connect, heal, and find relief and commonality during these tumultuous times.

“Shout Aloud” is a production by Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Yasmeen Godder Company. Coproduced by HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media) and the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain. The Yasmeen Godder Company is supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Israeli Lottery Council for Culture, and the Tel Aviv Council.

With thanks to Etty & Michael Kenny and the Israeli Opera – Zach Granit