We Do Not Torture People
Curtain Up Festival, Suzanne Dellal Theater, Tel-Aviv
1st Prize No Ballet International Choreography Competition (Ludwigshafen, Germany).
3 Performers / 20 min.
The title of the work originates from a declaration recited in the U.S. military, which exposes the double moral standards that operate in the large power systems and control mechanisms in democratic countries. It aims to explore human condition in an age of mutual terrorism, established and independent, rational and unreasoned. It evolves around fragile bodies confronting a technological reality that questions not only our physicality, but also our fantasies.
in a fragile territory where appearance of personal freedom and choice are at stake, an under-layer stream of threat is being exposed. The characters function in a mechanical space, manufacturing colorful symbols of bravery and courage, at the same time as they strive for human intimacy.
The three dancers of We Do Not Torture People are at once innocent kids and dangerous militants. Their minimalist movements hint at a deep desire for order in the face of chaos. As their bodies meet in space, their intentions begin to muffle.
Choreography: Noa Shadur
Performers: Almog Loven,
Einat Betsalel, Or Hakim
Original Music: Shahar Amarilio
Costumes & styling: Tanya & Joanna Jones
Rehearsal Director: Iris Marko
Assistant Choreographer: Roy Bedarshi
Light Design: Dani Pishof
Artistic Director: Ronit Ziv
Duration: 20 mins.
The Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport