Led by artists and CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo Office Manager Guy Bernard Reichmann and Content Manager Mona Benyamin, “out-of-office” is a series of events to be presented in the Marc Schimmel Multipurpose Gallery. Focused on time-based practices such as video, dance, and performance, and in line with the multidisciplinary mission of the Center, “o-o-o” was conceived as a way to nurture the domestic scene.
On the occasion of o-o-o, choreographers May Zarhy and Roni Chadash initiated a joint evening where they present two dance pieces – Ausencia by Zarhy and BODY #1 by Chadash – followed by a conversation between them. Developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ausencia (2021) is a duet performed by one person, conceived for an intimate audience and relating to the body and its absence, to the possibility of touch, and to the difficulty to fulfill such possibility. BODY #1 (2020) is an octopus duet for two heads, eight limbs, and lots of hair, examining the formation of attachment between two bodies over time out of a desire to understand the human longing for monogamy.
Ausencia is conceived, choreographed and written by May Zarhy and performed by Ariel Gelbart with sound by Daniella Ljungsberg; the piece’s dancers-creators are Moran Muller and Ariel Gelbart. It is supported by CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo, the Fund for Independent Artists, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. BODY #1 is conceived and choreographed by Roni Chadash; the piece’s dancers-creators are Maya Schwartz and Ido Barak. It is supported by the Fund for Independent Artists, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, and the Choreographers’ Association.
Duration: 90 min
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Left to right: Ausencia, 2021 and BODY #1, 2020
Photos: Tamar Lam and Vojtěch Brtnický.
Performance | out-of-office: May Zarhy and Roni Chadash
December 24, 2023