(swim up the river to die)
Photos: Tamar Lamm
A body without memory – deprived of experience, heritage, accumulated knowledge, well-learned lessons and social habitus – is the object of physical and movement research of this work.
Where only the most primary instincts survive to guide a person inside and through their body – can any constancy be found in its action? Can skilled performers and dancers teach their bodies how and what to forget in order to comprehend its state and gain deeper understanding of its situation? What do we remember from the time before remembering?
Some fish swim up the river to die. They act, rather than floating, as a rebellion and a brave attempt to retain their selfhood. They may do so believing that there is more to eternity than mere memory.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCE: Maya Weinberg
CO-CREATORS AND PERFORMANCE: Shani Granot, Maayan Dnoch
MUSIC: Ivan mijacevic
STAGE DESIGN: Yinon Peres
COSTUME DESIGN: Len Boukhman
CURATOR/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Tamar Borer
PRODUCTION: Curtain Up Festival 2011, Tel Aviv