1325

2014


The piece is named after Resolution 1325, which was the first landmark UN Security Council resolution on women, peace, and security. Resolution 1325 (conceived on October 13th, 2000) addresses the impact of war on women and the importance of women’s full and equal participation in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, humanitarian response, and post-conflict reconstruction. It also calls for special measures to protect women and girls from conflict-related sexual violence and outlines gender-related responsibilities of the United Nations in different political and programmatic areas.
1325 is a collaboration between May Zarhy and American dancer Kathryn Enright. It thrives on their common desire to “simply dance” and gives form to what their bodies know, without being ironic or explicative, cheesy or overly intellectual. It allows their sensitivity and sensuality to guide the process as well as the form of the piece.
The performers, taken by randomly chosen music, transform right in front of the spectators to embody the songs, as if possessed by different entities. Zarhy and Enright navigate various musical landscapes, cultural influences, and personal artifacts, while insisting on no
hierarchy of form or style. The piece unfolds with no centralization, linearity, or gradual climax, insisting on a feminist landscape and structure.
In this multidimensional arena, where events are not reduced to their meaning, concept, or two-dimensional image, the person and her experience take center stage. The viewers are invited to enter this fissure of time and dive in…

Movement for (seemingly) Nothing


That which cannot be avoided 
That which makes perfect sense
A sigh that cannot be kept in 
That slip of tongue 
That laughter 
That naivety a mature man tries constantly to avoid
That wise giggling of the elderly 
The friction between two 
The crack in one’s voice 
The breaking of a glass 
Falling all of a sudden 
Stumbling upon one’s foot 
Rearranging one’s hair 
And forgetting where it all began.

Concept: May Zarhy
Performance and creation: Kathryn Enright, May Zarhy 

Technical direction, lights, sound: Harry Schulz
Costumes: Chen Carmi, Inbal Levy
Manager: Christian Koch
Production: May Zarhy

Support:

Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis France

Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main

NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag
City of Frankfurt am Main, Council for the Arts

Thanks to Elpida Orfanidou and Marcus Dross


Presentations:
27 - 29.3.2014 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Germany
5 - 6.6.2014 | Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris
France
7.6.2014 | Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt Germany
19 - 20.8.2014 | Tanz im August festival, Berlin Germany