RETURNING

Below is a series of still shots of a collaborative performance between Israeli performance artist Nitsan Margaliot and I. Through a series of gestures and a replica of the dancer's body, we investigate what is it like to leave ones skin behind and the returnt to it.

 

"In the here and now, a meeting took place, an event between layers in time.
Moments of 'Kairos' glimpsed through 'Chronos' - hints of eternity through our temporal lenses.
By attending to the sensorial exploration of skin, unfolding our relationship to a layer of protection we tune towards what we cannot leave behind and the impossibility of being absent from our envelope.
By examining weight, continuity, linearity and intimacy the work alludes to cycles of impossible utopias intertwined with longing, time loops and the never-ending process of healing and adjusting.
"...understating time is understanding us and understanding us is understand time" - Carlo Rovelli"

-Nitsan Margaliot 

Choreography and performance by Nitsan Margaliot
Music - Cello Steuart Pincombe

Commissioned by Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt am Main as part of the Jewish Cultural Weeks 2019, Premiered at Frankfurt LAB in November 2019.

Pictures credit- David Bachar and De-Da Productions

© Manuela Benaim 2018 – 2019