I-Dare-U * – Oryan Yohanan

The Karnaf Granovsky Hall, Tuesday December 4th, 3:30pm

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

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Oryan Yohanan

Born in Jerusalem 1985, started dancing ballet at the age of 6 and graduated from The Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance High School in 2003. Won the first prize at the “Mia Arbatova Ballet Competition 2002”.
Danced in Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC 2006-2010) as principal dancer, Artistic director Rami Be’er. In 2010-2011 she danced in “The Project” company of the Israeli Opera House and Suzanne Dellal as main dancer, pieces by- William Forsythe, Emanuel Gat, Jacopo Godani, Marco Goecke, Idan Sharabi and Yoram Karmi.
Since 2011 Oryan work’s as freelance dancer with choreographers such as- Sahar Azimi, Idit Herman and Clipa Theatre, Gili Navot, Shlomi Bitton, Dafi Altbeb, Sharon Vaisvaser, Maya Yogel, Michal Herman, Elad Shecter, Yoni Soutchy and more. At summer 2017 Oryan became a reality star as she performed at the successful T.V show “Move It Israel”.
In 2014 Oryan was awarded with the Ministry of Culture and Sport- prize for performing dancer. As choreographer Oryan created the pieces- “Missis” (2007), “Sea- Land” (2013), “The War Room” (2013), “No Blood Relation.ever” (2014), “The Being Herd” (2015), “I-Dare-U” (2016), “More or Less is More” (2016), “Shoot Me” (2017) and “Planning A Vacation From Myself. Checking Costs” (2018). Oryan is a multi-disciplinary artist, rehearsal manager and dance teacher. She teaches Ballet, contemporary, improvisation, floor work and repertoire to Schools such as- Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance High School, Thelma Yellin School of Arts, Yoram Loewenstein Acting School, Bikurey Haetim and more.