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Creatures of Dance: A Podcast on contemporary Dance in Israel
Episode 5

 

Iris Lana and Yael (yali) Nativ

This is the Middle East

Ethnicity and Local Jewish Mizrahi Folklore in Israeli Contemporary Dance

This is the Middle East
00:00 / 01:04

With 

Orly Portal, choreographer & dancer, exploring folkloric movement

Shira Eviatar, choreographer & dancer, exploring cultural embodiment

Dr. Dina Roginsky, sociologist and anthropologist of historical and ethnographic research, wrote her dissertation on “Performing Israeliness: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Israeli Folk and Ethnic dance in Israel (2004)". A Senior Lecturer of Modern Hebrew language and culture in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University 

Dr. Idit Suslik, a lecturer at Seminar HaKibbutzim College in Tel Aviv and at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. In her research, she explores body and dance aesthetics and focuses on performance analysis in dance and theater from contemporary artistic and cultural perspectives. She is the founder and writer of the online platform The Contemporary Eye.

Regular Guest

Ran Brown, Head of the dance program at Telma Yellin high school for the arts, independent dance researcher and dance critic for Haaretz newspaper

Yair Vardi, founder and CEO of the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv (1987- 2020)

Transcription Guy Dolev / Translation from Hebrew Natalie Fainstein

This episode is narrated by Natalie Fainstein, Sara Holcman, Avia Spitzer, Yiftach Mizrahi, Nitzan Sitzer, Amanda Soroudi, Tamar Hannah Shtaierm and Ayala Shiftan

Music

Traditional melodies from “Yemenite Wedding performed by Inbal Dance Theater. 1962.

Traditional melodies from “Yemenite Wedding performed by Inbal Dance Theater. 1962.

“Apple” lyrics by Aharon Amir, music by Sara Levi Tanai, adapted by Ovadia Tuvia, performed by Inbal Dance Theatre. 1966.

“Adir Adirim” written by Uri Kaplan and Tamir Muskat, performed by Balkan Beat Box. 2005.

“Rising” choreography by Shira Eviatar, performed by Shira Eviatar and Anat Amrani. 2016.

“Eviatar/Said” choreography by Shira Eviatar, singing: Evyatar Said. 2017.

“While the Fireflies Disappear” choreography by Mor Shani, music by Itamar Gross. 2018.

“Hakawati” written and performed by Farzad Farhangi. From the Album “Exile”. Free Music Archive 2021.

“Mastika” written and performed by Farzad Farhangi. From the Album “Rubikon”. Free Music Archive 2021.

“Night Train to Baghdad” written and performed by Farzad Farhangi. From the Album “Sandstorm”. Free Music Archive 2021.

“Arabian״ written and performed by Serge Quadrado. From the Album “Islamic”. Free Music Archive 2021.

Links

Orly Portal - website

Shira Eviatar - website

“Monger” (2008) Barak Marshall (excerpt)

“Rabia” (2014) Orly Portal (trailer)

“Fakarouni” (2020) Orly Portal (trailer)

“Rising” (2016) Shira Eviatar (full work)

“Eviatar/Said” (2017) Shira Eviatar (full work)