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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.

For the third season of “o-o-o,” choreographer May Zarhy initiated a series in which for three consecutive days – May 15, 16 and 17 – two dance pieces will be presented. The two works presented on the first night are Ausencia (2021) by Zarhy and BODY #1 (2020) by Roni Chadash. Developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ausencia 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 of fulfilling such a possibility. BODY #1 is an “octopus duet” for two heads, eight limbs, and lots of hair, examining the formation of attachment between two bodies over time and generated from a desire to understand the human longing for monogamy.

Ausencia was conceived, choreographed and written by Zarhy and performed by Keren Lurie Pardes (originally 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 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: 65 min.

Admission: 70₪

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Left to right: BODY #1, 2020 and Ausencia, 2021

Photos: Vojtěch Brtnický and Matan Meirson

Performance | out-of-office: May Zarhy and Roni Chadash

May 15, 2024



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