the VOICES

2017

 


This piece is the second collaboration of May Zarhy with musician and vocal artist Michal Oppenheim. Together, they grouped a female ensemble of dancers and singers to explore the possible space between the materiality of movement and voice. 

Meditating on pre-language, this work focuses on the physicality of the torso and the internal organs, in a search for what can be felt rather than articulated. The cavity of the torso becomes the generator for movement as well as the sounding box for the human voice.
The outcome of this exploration is an alternative choir, which is not limited to singing, but one that choreographs itself between the realms of voice, body and vibration, creating a third entity, which is neither dance nor music, yet at the same time it is both. This piece is a synesthetic ritual, thriving on the mutual presence of the performers and spectators and their ancient, embodied knowledge of the primary need for song and dance.

Concept, Choreography: May Zarhy
Music: Michal Oppenheim
Created with and performed by:

Noam Ahdut, Yuli Kovbasnian, Alma Livne, Michal Oppenheim, Zohar Shafir 
Light: Yoav Barel
Costumes: Anat Martkovich
Production: May Zarhy

 

Support:

Mifal Hapais
The Arts department, Culture sector, at the Tel Aviv Municipality 

the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv
Diver Festival
The Center For Contemporary Art Tel Aviv-Yafo

Residency at the FEST'FACTORY Bat Yam Artists Compound

Residency at Kelim center Israel

Tights residency

Residency at Sadnaot Habama, Stage Center


Presentations:
14 - 15.9.2017 | Diver Festival, Tel Aviv Israel
31.10.2017 | The School of Visual Theater Performance Conference, Jerusalem Israel
30.11.2017 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
1.12.2017 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
5.12.2017 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
7.12.2017 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
7.5.2018 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
8.5.2018 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
10.5.2018 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
14.5.2018 | CCA Tel Aviv, Israel
23.5.2018 | Machol Shalem, Jerusalem Israel
7 - 8.6.2018 | Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris France
29.11.2018 | The Clore Center for the Performing Arts, Kfar Bloom Israel