Keshet Center for the Arts (KCA) is presenting Two Tuesdays, an Israeli Dance Festival hosting the New Mexico premieres of two world-renowned Israeli contemporary dance companies: Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor will present “Two Room Apartment” on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm at KCA, and the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company will present “Zen Dance” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm at KCA. These performances are free of charge with a suggested donation of $10-$20 at the door.
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00pm
*Two Room Apartment , Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor
(*Please Note: This production contains nudity)
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00pm
Zen Dance , Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company
Both at the Keshet Center for the Arts
4121 Cutler Ave NE, ABQ, NM 87110
Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor are stage artists that have been creating together since 2004. In their work they combine contemporary dance with performance-art and physical theatre. Their works have been presented in numerous festivals and venues, such as “Montpellier Danse” (France), “TanzIm August” and “Mousonturm” (Germany), “Julidans” and “Noorderzon” (Netherlands), “Cena Contemporanea” (Brazil), “Gabriela Mistral Center” (Chile) – and many others. For over a year, Niv and Oren have been preparing their own version of the classic dance work “Two Room Apartment” by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal, which premiered in Israel in 1987. The work uses a simple dance language and a minimalist aesthetic, exploring the notion of life as a framework in which a precise, almost compulsive repetition of customs and behaviors takes place. The work explores this notion while addressing a variety of contexts, ranging from the state, military and family to the intimate framework of a couple’s relationship, as well as the individual with himself. The work is considered by many a milestone in the development
of independent Israeli choreography, and it also received impressive international acclaim, winning several awards, among them the Bagnolet Competition for Choreography.
The Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Dance Company will present “Zen Dance” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 pm at KCA.
The Liat Dro Nir Ben Gal Dance Company has been a major force in the Israeli contemporary dance scene since 1987. The company’s classic work, “Two Room Apartment” – the first work by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal – won the first prize in the Shades in Dance (G’vanim Bemahol) Festival in Israel and then in Banyole in France. The company now resides in a non-traditional, converted hangar space called ADAMA in Mitzpe Ramon, a small desert town a few hours southeast from Tel Aviv. “Zen Dance” is the company’s newest work that premiered in the summer of 2013.