Choreography and Vocal Composition by Annabelle Dvir
Performance by Talya Shalom, Dana Naim Hafouta, Layil Goren, Shaked Mochiach, Annabelle Dvir
Artistic Consulting – Anat Katz & Erez Maayan.
Slammed flesh; the groove of slamming; trance from slamming.
An energetic, instrumental-musical and tangible-sensory impulse, that arises from the collision between the body and the floor.
The collision is a voice, a frequency, a recital of slams.
The sound of the flesh
The sound of the deconstruction of the flesh
Is hummed; turns into a muscle, a song
Organizing and dismantling
Painful and pleasurable
Coercing and liberating
Humiliating and pleasing.
Work of Flesh – Soundtrack for Five Slammed Bodies focuses on the physical and behavioral shape of the voice, as an outcome for the slamming action, the “moment of fragmentation.” The soundtrack is processed by transformation of audial archetypes, chanting, humming, and “the sound of the flesh,” and is asked to alter the meaning of the physical acts, by procuring new connotations for it.
Work of Flesh – Soundtrack for Five Slammed Bodies was premiered at Intimadance Festival 2018 – Tmuna Theater Tel Aviv, under the artistic direction of Anat Katz and Erez Maayan, and continued to develop within the frameworks of “Tights: Dance & Thought” Residency, “Arts Printing House” Residency – Vilna, Lithuania, as part of a collaboration with the Art Accelerator Program by “Machol Shalem Dance House” and with the support of “Mifal Hapais – Culture & Art Division.”
photo: David Kaplan