Creation | Design | Performance Oryan Yoahanan
Sound Design: Nadav Barnea
Light Design: Ofer Laufer
Stage Manager: Jhonny Tal
Artistic adviser: Sahar Azimi
Created for and with the assistance of “Dance Arena Festival,” Jerusalem 2016.
Supported by Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts & Clipa Theater.
When she was born, Oryan Yohanan’s grandmother asked: ‘What is it?’ and then casually responded to the reply ‘Oh well, next time a son, Amen.’ And so, in an instant, she determined that the female gender is worth less than the male. That it has less value in the family unit. In the religious social structure that she grew up in, the artist began to understand a fact of life – that as a woman, her gender places her in constant danger.
I-DARE-U challenges, and sometimes breaks, gender roles and rules of femininity. The piece is multidisciplinary, using movement, body visual arts and text to manifest a variety of ways through which one can identify and be heard. A clear sheet of recycled paper is manipulated onstage, reflecting the destruction and reconstruction of the body. And so, as the material is slowly decomposing, the body is revealed.
“Oryan Yohanan has condensed emotional contents that cry to burst out, her body is an amazing tool and she has the courage to expose herself and to dive deeply into this creation, without taking any shortcuts. The result speaks for itself; the powerful experience of this piece follows you long after the lights go down.” HA’ARETZ
*The performance includes nudity.
Closed event for guests