After touring in Europe, The Burnt Room by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof, returns to the Center. Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof create dance works with an affinity for the absurd that occasionally masquerade as exotic fantasy. At the heart of their collaborative practice lies the complex interaction between the visible and auditory – both in dance and in general – whose approach is informed by a wide variety of mediums including cinema, sound art, ballet, pop music, and folkloric practices. They often integrate parallel algorithms in sound and in movement, usually accompanied by both live and recorded sound. Alongside an aesthetic vision founded upon the research of human movement, both in their stage-based works and in their videos, Zuk & Fishof often employ invented languages, dance structures inspired by ethnographic fiction, and the capacity of employing narrative as an image. Commissioned in by the Center together with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, on the occasion of the group exhibition “Conditions of Political Choreography,” The Burnt Room is designed for an audience positioned around two dancers – Carmel Ben Asher, Kalvin Vu – within a unique musical setting.
Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof
The Burnt Room, 2016
View of the performance at CCA Tel Aviv-Yafo
Courtesy of the artists
Photo: Asaf Saban
Performance | The Burnt Room by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof
February 3, 2019