Oryan Yohanan and Ilana Sarah Claire Bellahsen

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Dec 2, 2022 | 11:00

Ora Studio

60 min


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About the work

These 2 Shall Pass

These 2 Shall Pass
An animalistic, grotesque, sexy and self-humored duet that presents an eye-opening take on the feminine experience.
“Women are not an animal you can beat… there is insight and there is intelligence and there is cognition and there are feelings… women are animals. Animals with rights” (PM Benjamin Netanyahu).
In the midst of a global process of recognizing gender inequality, Oryan and Ilana manifest the common and contradictory statement “this too shall pass”.
“As women, we are fed up with the multitude of “advises” directed at us nonstop. It seems that everyone has better insight for us on how to be a better woman, a calm woman, an attractive woman, a woman who constantly needs to change and adapt herself. We find ourselves in an absurd situation in which we are in a constant internal conflict, that raises many questions: what am I REALLY going through? What will pass? And what will remain?”



Oryan Yohanan

A multidisciplinary artist practicing movement, improvisation, voice, text, painting, sculpture and design.
Graduated from the Academy of Music and Dance High School in Jerusalem in 2003. She won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation grant three times. In 2002 she won first prize at the Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition.
Her professional career started in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (2006-2010) under artistic director Rami Be’er. Later she danced for The Project company (2010-2012), where she performed leading roles in choreographies by William Forsythe, Idan Sharabi, Emanuel Gat, Jacopo Godani, Marco Goecke and Yoram Karmi. Between 2011-2022 Oryan has collaborated with choreographers such as Sahar Azimi, Idit Herman, Michal Herman, Gili Navot, Yoni Soutchy, Shlomi Bitton, Inbal Oshman, Krisztina de Châtel and others, as well as with Clipa Theatre, where she has been a member since 2013.
In 2014, Oryan won the Culture and Sports Minister Prize for best performing artist.
In 2020, Oryan was chosen by Israel Institute to an artist residency program scholarship. She is a member of the Israeli Choreographer Association since 2019.
Among Oryan’s creations- These 2 Shall Pass (2022), Solo of the lost and found (2022), Turning the tables (2021), Home(?) (2019), Planning a vacation from myself. Checking costs (2018), Shoot Me (2017), I-Dare-U (2016) and more.


Ilana Sarah Claire Bellahsen

Born in France (1982), based in Tel Aviv.
Independent dancer and choreographer since 2000, painter and mother.
Among her works: “These 2 shall pass”, 2022, Dream Drum Dance (2018), UNIT (2017), Dark River (2015), Chaos (2012), ArtLana (2008) and more.
Winner of the Minister of Culture and Sports award for a performing dancer in 2007 and the Yair Shapira award for excellence in dance in 2005.
Member of the Clipa Theater ensemble since 2010.
Participated in productions by Barak Marshall, Noa Shadur, Artur Astman, Maria Kong, Inbal Oshman, Osnat Kelner, Ronit Ziv and more.
Began her professional career in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company under the artistic direction of Rami Be’er (2000 – 2008).
Teaches modern dance and ballet, and gives workshops for butoh and improvisation in Israel and abroad.
Owner of the Levontin 6 cooperative art studio in Tel Aviv.