On stage: Naya Binghi
Naya Binghi is an artist who combines flamenco and contemporary dance as an expression of struggle. In 2022 Naya won The Outstanding Creator and The Outstanding Performer of The 1 2 3 Program, for emerging choreographers Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. Naya is the founder, choreographer, and dancer of the group Tablao Binghi which combines flamenco, Arabic music and contemporary dance. In 2021 she was selected as the best flamenco dancer in Israel by the ADI Foundation. Her work En la Sala de Espera won the 2020 first prize for best creation from the Beer Sheva Fringe Theatre. She is a graduate of the Ironi Alef High School of the Arts in Tel Aviv. She danced with the second company of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and the flamenco company Remangar. Since 2019 her life takes place between Seville and Tel Aviv.
In collaboration with: Sigalit Landau
Sigalit Landau, an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, video, painting, photography, and sculpture. Landau’s work has been exhibited in leading venues around the world. Landau was the recipient of the 1993 Jewish National Fund (USA) Sculpture Award,
the 2000 Times/Artangel Open Commission, London; the 2004 Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the 2004 Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for Young Artists, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the 2007 Dan Sandel and the Sandel Family Foundation for Sculpture Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the 2016 Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, among others.
In 2017 Landau received an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy from the Ben-Gurion University, Israel and she was conferred the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government; Honorary Associate degree from the Open University of Israel (2019) and Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (2020).
This is a collaboration between the multimedia artist Siglit Landau and the choreographer Naya Binghi. It turns the performance space into an olive grove, existing between fantasy and reality. Binghi’s, In Memory of the Olive Trees, is a contemporary flamenco piece inspired by the poem “Las Morillas de Jaén” by Federico Garcia Lorca. In the poem, three Moorish women go to pick olives during harvest-seaso, but finds the trees empty. Landau’s video project Masik-Harvest documents olive harvests throughout Israel. Along with five dancers and two musicians, they conjure the historical, political and religious significance of the harvest. The trees, olives, nets, sticks and machines, evoke the violence, the beauty and the different forces in the olive harvest.