Israeli Contemporary Dance
In collaboration with the Embassy of Israel, ADI is proud to announce that it is developing a new program dedicated to the presentation and exploration of Israeli contemporary dance.
The range and quality of contemporary and modern dance works produced in Israel warrants celebration as well as an examination of the factors that have led to innovation.
We are thrilled to be able to bring the Washington DC area works from one of the world’s most vibrant and innovative dance scenes. ADI staff will also be traveling to Tel Aviv in November 2013 to become immersed in the Israeli contemporary dance scene and identify companies to present at ADI.
More information will be posted over the coming months. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
LeeSaar The Company
February 22, 2014 at 8pm
February 23, 2014 at 2pm
“…emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting.”
-The New Yorker
“Princess Crocodile” – a deeper glance at girlhood Understanding girlhood is like dissecting a chrysanthemum without tearing the petals and snapping the stem – it’s a complex and fragile process – that grapples with the idiosyncrasy and volatility of female fantasies and dreams. In Princess Crocodile, dancers reveal exactly that – the indefinite experience of becoming a woman, which draws on the constant wavering between self-loathing and self-loving, between feeling like a royal princess in one moment and in the next, an hideous, atrocious crocodile.
Lee Sher and Saar Harari build and draw from Gaga dance movement to collaborate with their dancers to create their works. They established this connection by giving the dancers “keys” to get deeper into their selves, so that the dancers continue their physical research daily. Each audience member develops their own nuanced relationship with the subject of adolescence while viewing Princess Crocodile. To some, the piece might speak to self-acceptance and confidence, while to others it might be the discovery of the balance between harmony and dissension with oneself. The themes of self-confidence, jealousy, humiliation, and pride combine to create an intricate vision of female psychology.