OCTOBER 6, 11:55
Meeting point Kaunas city Hall, Rotuses sq. 1, Kaunas
Creation and performance: Maya Yogel
Artistic Guidance: Nava Zukerman
Lights: Amir Castro
Soundtrack Editing: Nadav Gerber, Maya Yogel
Costume: Maya Yogel
Duration: 9 min.
Almost a Mensch
A dance performance for the woman, not necessarily meant to be viewed for its aesthetics, but as an action from and within life itself, in which a critical artistic and feminist dialogue ensues. The performance is pleasurable, but the pleasurable beauty is mixed with a great deal of pain. The combination of beauty and suffocation arise often in this context. The woman moves, wanders through another existential space, a place where the strands of public order unravel. This performance challenges the existing order, and calls for a new one.
Maya Yogel is a performance artist, choreographer, butoh artist, artistic director and teacher.
Maya Yogel completed her degree in Art and Theatre at the Hebrew University, and was previously a student in the Dance Education track at the Rubin Academy of Dance. Yogel tests and stretches the boundaries of modern dance, by combining avant-garde movement and thought with traditional and surrealistic elements as one.
The combination of Yogel’s academic education and two decades of investigation and practice among world-renowned butoh artists, lead to the creation of a new and unique language, which draws on inspiration from the dialogue between the different cultures.
Supported by Tmuna theater Tel Aviv Israel
Machol shalem dance house Jerusalem Israel