L-E-V by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (ISR)

Love Chapter 2

2800 HUF / student: 2200 HUF
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Accompanying program

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loss, pulsation, glow

I'm a living, loving, functioning being broken into crumbs of love, giving myself to the blast. A sense of disaster, death of all hope and of ending, crawl like an illness via the dancers' bodies. Now that there are no limits we are dangerous to ourselves. Liquids of information, the pain of loss and mental exhaustion mutate into a big a heart coated with darkness and matter made from guarded secrets.

This creation is post the actual illness, after all had been lost already. It holds just enough to sustain us alive, dreaming in our blind body.

This creation is a reason to cry.

Love Chapter 2 is an extension of OCD Love, the 2016 work in which the choreographer and creator of the Israeli dance company L-E-V, Sharon Eyal, and designer Gai Behar presented love as an invading toxin, a disease of mutually destructive submission and control. In Love Chapter 2 they explore the desolate aftermath of love, a state in which the afflicted have been broken down into helpless atoms of isolation, exhaustion and loss.
As with Love OCD, Chapter 2 is driven by the immersive techno score of Ori Lichtik. It opens to a stark drumbeat – a brutal pulse that seems to be forcing its six dancers to remain unwillingly alive. Staggered out across the stage, they appear to have only a vestigial memory of being functional, their feet tracing tremulous patterns on the floor, their arms feebly reaching into space, their torsos swaying like reeds.

Dancers: Gon BIRAN, Rebecca HYTTING, Mariko KAKIZAKI, Keren Lurie PERDES, Darren DAVANEY, Clyde ARCHER
Creators: Sharon EYAL, Gai BEHAR
Music: Ori LICHTIK
Lightning: Alon COHEN
Costumes: Rebecca HYTTING, Gon BIRAN
Costumes Production: Odelia ARNOLD


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