Rotem Weissman is an Israeli choreographer and performer based in Germany. Rotem received a diploma in choreography from the International Choreographic Exchange postgraduate program at SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance AU in 2018. She was invited to the Artist in Residence, a one-year program at SEAD AU, in 2019. She graduated from Maslool Professional Dance Program IL, 2017 and from the Dance Department at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance IL, in 2015.
Naama Manor is an actress, dancer and creator. Currently an actress at Gesher Theater in the production “Onegin” Footnotes”. She teaches movement at the Cameri Theater and the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio. She also provided artistic accompaniment and created choreography for a number of Naama’s works. Naama studied at the Nissan Nativ acting studio, in Tel Aviv. She graduated from Maslool Professional Dance Program. She also graduated as adance major at Thelma Yellin National High School.
“The Dance” is a multi-dimensional dance performance fostered by the collaboration between artists from multiple disciplines including dance, poetry, music, and physical theatre.
The work will be influenced by 3 poems and their poetic structure, Villanelle, characterized by meticulous repetition and content.
The artist will explore the tensions that accompany the experience of grief, the desire to continue to move forward, the abysmal need to lean on clear structures which create order and comfort in the chaos of moments of crisis, and the need to devote oneself to complete omission of movement and responsibility. The artists will work with the structure of the villanelle through physical practice. They will convert the repeating verses into a format of movement and time, minutes.
As in a villanelle – Partiture scene action will take place as a repetitive movement every 6, 12 and 18 minutes. At the same time, a different idea will repeat itself every 9, 15 and 19 minutes.
Collaborators – Naama Manor -Physical theater, Rotem Weissman – Choreography,
Dory Manor – Poetry, Roi Becker – Original music