Exposed: A Special Candler Dance Event

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre

EXPOSED
A Festival of Contemporary Dance and Theater from Israel

Part of the 2016 - 2017 Candler Concert Series.

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre
Come Jump with Me

October 13 - 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Dance Studio

Tickets on sale now! $25; $15 discount category members; $12 all students

Come Jump with Me is a daring, provocative, and witty work that examines the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel. Come Jump with Me serves as a dialogue between the choreographers and Israel, the country where they live, and the identity crisis in which they find themselves. 

In the explosive political and social reality of Israel, this work indeed pushes the limits and “plays with fire,” both literally and visually. Set in an imaginative playground involving different levels of consciousness, the performers move among personal and collective figures of history in a fantastic adventure, while trying to understand what future they are marching toward and their own definitions of “holiness.” The audience is invited to join them on an emotional roller coaster – from moments that are ecstatic and poetic, to moments examining the relevancy and significance of creating art in the urgent political reality of Israel.


Anat Grigorio
Mr. Nice Guy

and

Hillel Kogan
We Love Arabs

October 20, 21, & 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Dance Studio

Tickets on sale now! $25; $15 discount category members; $12 all students

Mr. Nice Guy, performed by Anat Grigorio, raises questions about gender and identity by framing the politics of the male gaze. Grigorio’s virtuosic dancing tests how far we are willing to go to give up ourselves. 

We Love Arabs, performed by Hillel Kogan and Adi Boutrous, is a critically acclaimed, carefully modulated, sardonic work in which the only casualties are our preconceptions. Kogan addresses the themes of cultural diversity with great humor.


Additional Events

Creativity Conversation with Anat Grigorio and Hillel Kogan | October 21 at 1 p.m. | Dance Studio, Schwartz Center | Free and open to the public

GAGA/People Workshop with Hillel KoganOctober 22 at 4 p.m. | Dance Studio, Schwartz Center | Free, reservations recommended

"Mr. Gaga" screening, a film by Tomer Heyman | October 29 at 7:30 p.m. | White Hall 208 | Free and open to the public


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Artist Bios

Yossi Berg and Oded Graf Dance Theatre

Choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf started collaborating in 2005, and they have since built a reputation for work that is supremely physical, sometimes provocative, and by turns poignant and witty. Having performed with world-renowned troupes ranging from Batsheva Dance Company and DV8 Physical Theatre to others, they mix their masterful physicality with their dynamic research of theater, text, and voice. Responding to the social and political realities of contemporary life, the choreographers propose onstage alternatives laced with a disarming humor that surprises audiences, inspires deeper reflection, and offers hope.

Visit yossioded.com for more information.

Anat Grigorio

Anat Grigorio Dance Projects combine contemporary dance and physical theater creating multidisciplinary art works and collaborations with artists on both national and international arenas. The work is based on constant exploration of the human body through natural sensuality that is hidden in simple mundane activities and takes roots in constant research of human spirit, behavior and consciousness, their limits, roles and influences on each other.

Visit anatgrigorio.com for more information.

Hillel Kogan

Hillel Kogan was born in 1974. Along his dancing career as dancer in Batsheva Ensemble, with the Swiss group Nomades, and with the Gulbenkian Ballet in Portugal, he created for dance companies and festivals in Israel and abroad. 

Hillel is assistant to choreographer Ohad Naharin, and a rehearsal director at Batsheva Dance Copmpany. He collaborates as a performer, as well as co-creator and dramaturge, with Isreali choreographers such as Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Renana Raz and many more. He studied in the Bat-Dor Dancer School and in the Merce Cunningham Studio, in New-York.

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