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source www.batsheva.co.il

The Batsheva Dance Company founded in 1964, under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin since 1990, established itself as one of the most interesting and well known modern ballet companies in the world. We saw last night their last production ‘Bill’ at the Suzanne Dellal center in the Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, which became in the last decade one of the preferred entertainment areas of the city and a good place to spend a Friday night out with a friend coming to visit home from her remote California location.

(video source batshevadancecompany)

‘Bill’ is created by choreographer Sharon Eyal and takes the style of the company to its extremes. It is one hour of dance in a conception that focuses on the bodies and movements of the dancers, getting rid of many of the other elements that come together with the usual dance performance – narrative, sets, colors. What we see on the stage are only the dancers, in monochromatic costumes and with their bodies painted the same color and lights, and the continuum of the trance – style music guiding their movements. The result is that as a viewer you can focus on watching the dynamics of their movements, which build the whole performance. I liked what I saw on stage, it was permanently interesting, surprising, expressive – with the dancers interacting between themselves and the group in a sort of endless tribal ceremony from an universe that was created in front of our eyes. Even if the concept may seem too abstract and repetitive to some (it was not for me) the talent and effort of the dancers in the hot almost summer-like conditions (with the air conditioning not working for unknown reasons) was rewarded by well deserved applause from the audience.

An extensive interview with choreographer Sharon Eyal can be read at http://www.haaretz.com/magazine/friday-supplement/a-dance-on-the-wild-side-1.291018.

Shabatul cu vreme frumoasa, primul dupa cateva saptamani ne-a scos si pe noi din casa. Am mers in Neve Tzedek, cartierul de sud al Tel Avivului vechi, in care casele construite in primele decenii ale secolului trecut au fost in mare parte renovate si sunt astazi in parte populate de studiouri ale artistilor, institutii culturale sau restaurante si cafenele su farmec si fason.

shabat in Neve Tzedek

Peisajul nu i s-ar parea probabil complet strain pictorului Nachum Gutman, nascut in 1898 in Basarabia si ajuns in Eretz Israel in 1905, care a locuit o vreme in Neve Tzedek si a ramas legat de acest loc pe care l-a redat in repetate randuri si in epoci diferite in lucrarile sale.

Neve Tzedek vazut de Gutman in 1939

Neve Tzedek vazut de Gutman in 1960

Multe dintre case sunt renovate sau in curs de renovare. Pe strazi un amestec de omenire cum numai Tel Avivul poate oferi – tururi organizate si haredim venind dela sinagoga, parinti iesiti cu copiii la plimbare si cucoane conversand la o cafea la unul dintre multele restaurante si cafenele. Multe dintre cladiri sunt renovate cu gust si fantezie, combinand elementele de arthitectura traditionala a Tel Avivului vechi cu lucrari plastice originale, pline de umoe si nonsalanta.



poarta cu cele 12 triburi

strada Shabazi

Muzeul Nachum Gutman si-a inaugurat recent o noua aripa si cu aceasta ocazie a deschis o expozitie dedicata perioadei ‘africane’ a creatiei pictorului si dialogului intre artele plastice si culturile israeliana si africana. Despre muzeu si expozitie voi scrie cu alta ocazie, deocamdata am pus aici fotografiile celor doua cladiri de pe strada Shimon Rokah.

muzeul Gutman - aripa veche

muzeul Gutman - aripa noua