Dec 1, 2022 | 20:30
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This is the first time that I create a long solo work for myself. The work uses movement material from previous pieces, put in a new context, as well as new ideas and materials. Out of a dialogue with my own past and its implications on my life today and on the unknown future, my work has emerged, attempting to consolidate the times.
I dance since I can remember. The feeling is that dance chose me and not the other way around, is still prominently present in my life. I investigate my own being in movement, in every moment, and by doing so I fulfill myself. This work crystallized slowly, without pre-planning, after spending a long while in an elongated nothingness, in liquid time, lost in thoughts about an unknown future. Layers of familiar defenses were shed off during this period in my life. A wide range of feelings had surfaced, carrying with it new cravings and longings and a desire to go back to the elementary experience of meeting myself by myself.
Noa Zuk began her career as a dancer with Batsheva Dance Company. For the past 15 years, she has established herself as a choreographer, creating and performing worldwide.
Her latest solo, “The Speech”, was premiered in 2021 to praising reviews. In recent years she also presented works created in collaboration with her long-term creative partner Ohad Fishof: “The Burnt Room” (2016, commissioned by CCA Tel Aviv and Neue Berliner Kunstverein); “Shutdown” (2018, Commissioned by Wee Dance Company, Germany, and later restaged by companies in Switzerland and The U.K); “Rakonto Kun” (2019, commissioned by CCA Tel Aviv as part of an exhibition dedicated to the collaborative work of Zuk and Fishof). In 2022 the two were invited by The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra to create a new choreography to Bella Bartok’s ballet “The Miraculous Mandarin”.
Zuk is a senior Gaga teacher. She regularly teaches Gaga and holds masterclasses internationally.