The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act

Premiere: December 30 at The Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv.

Yasmeen Godder, invited by Ohad Naharin to create for Batsheva, takes inspiration for this work from "Flamboya" - a book by photographer and designer Viviane Sassen. Godder created a piece in which screening, hiding, shadowing and disappearance allow the identity to expose, present and stay loyal to itself while creating a world which plays between limitation and fantasy.

Watch the promo clip on Youtube press here


Choreography: Yasmeen Godder
Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli
Costume Design/Rehearsal Director: Eran Shanny

Music: Panda Porn: Alma Ben-Yossef & Tomer Rosenthal
Stage & Props: Alona Roda
Lighting Design: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Assistant Stage & Props: Tom Krasny

Music: Zoviet France - Palace Of Ignitions; Nurse With Wound - Fade / Crack Down; Zoviet France - Something This Beautiful; Mika Vainio - Huone 11; Toshio Hosokawa - Cloudscapes: Moon Night (Performed by Mayumi Miyata & Stefan Hussong); CoH - In Spaces Between; Chris Watson - Adult Cheetah Resting By Beobab Tree; This Heat - Music Like Escaping Gas; Ghédalia Tazartès - Il Regalo Della Befana -Part III; Demdike Stare - Black Sun; Pauline Oliveros - Bye Bye Butterfly; Wolf Eyes - Ancient Delay; Laurie Spiegel - Three Sonic Spaces II; Dave Phillips + R.H.Y. Yau - Track 11; Chris Watson - Insect Hidden In The Leaf Litter, Rain Forest, Cameroon; Nurse With Wound - Nihil; Andrew Skeoch and Sarah Koschak - A Land of Birdsong; Earle Brown - Octet I For 8-Channel Tape; CoH - Terra Beyond (Terra); Forcefield - Inverse/Interior Plane of 3rd Annual Roggabogga (Behind the Scenes); Minimal Man - The Shroud; Enya - Aldebaran; Khanate - Too Close Enough To Touch; CoH Plays Cosey - Inside; Ghédalia Tazartès - Tazartès' Transports 6

A special thanks to the Yasmeen Godder's dancers for their assistance with research and development of materials: Shuli Enosh, Dalia Chaimsky, Danny Nueman, Shir Madotzki and Eran Shani

Original Cast:
Iyar Elezra, Chen-Wei Lee, Shamel Pitts, Guy Shomroni, Erez Zohar

Photography: Gadi Dagon