Shelter 209, the SVT and HaZira present:

May Zarhy

30.10
Wed
17:30-19:45

Twilight Performances in the Jerusalem Theatre

Jerusalem Theatre | 17:30-19:45
Jerusalem Theatre

The Jerusalem Theater? Really? You bet! Anywhere we can... We invite you to alter your mind in an intensive show of virtuosity and radical performances with May Zarhy, the Priestess of Darkness, and Binyamin Yom Tov, the Peacock of a Thousand Identities.

**No worries: after the Dusk Shows in the Jerusalem Theater, you can make it in time for the Evening Shows at Hansen House. Once these are over, you can parachute into Natalia Gomez’s ANAN **

 

Tavas / Binyamin Yom Tov

Twilight performances in Jerusalem Theatre

Tavas - An extravagant performance by a man in underpants.
“Tavas” (Hebrew for Peacock) is a show that saws through the lie of a consistent, unified identity to exude intense characters, both archetypal and half-baked and mashes back together these amorphic lumps of mud and clay to form a single being, an unstable man who is absorbed into far-fetched situations, observes and transforms with them.
Benjamin Yom-Tov, born and raised in Netanya to parents who immigrated from Iran. The youngest of four, who always preferred a world of fantasy rather than reality.
Benjamin served in the army as an infantry soldier, all the while dreaming of performing in musicals with his Arab “cousins”.
He prayed in the synagogue, simultaneously daydreaming of coming out of the Holy Ark, radiating in bright ultra-violet colors, sparkles and flickering lights.
“Tavas” is a fusion of a play in a theater, a live standup show and a party in a club. The journey through all the ups and downs, masculinity, femininity, infancy, old-age, Iran, Israel, the towns Netanya and Tel Aviv - is only one, shared-taxi ride away.

untitled / May Zarhy

Twilight Performances in Jerusalem Theatre

“My body knows unheard-of songs…” (Hélène Cixous)

untitled is a continuation of Zarhy’s exploration into the interweaving of body and sound. Through a loose tribute to the fluorescent light works of artist Dan Flavin, Zarhy places the work in-between choreography and the visual arts. Together with musician Elad Bardes, the artists create a resonating space of image and sound, where the two elements sustain a continuous contrapunt moving between states of immersion, diversion, and at times audiovisual clashes. The piece asks to cut through language and to dive into the flesh, to operate in the field of the senses, aiming to reverberate in “that” which we all have: a body.
Based on a series of recordings of own physical bodily activities that are sampled and recomposed in real-time, the artists compose a disorienting, fantastic and at times uncanny environment. Through an aesthetic proposition, that is as much a performance, as a live sculpture or a transforming 3D painting, a physical experience takes place, triggering the spectator’s senses and demanding his*her full presence and sensitivity to be an imminent part of this rite.

30.10
Wed
18:30-21:00

Evening Performances in the Jerusalem Theatre

Jerusalem Theatre | 18:30-21:00
Jerusalem Theatre

Binyamin Yom Tov, the cat-dazzling peacock, and May Zarhy, who travels through dimensions, offer radical and virtuosic performances.

**No worries: once the event ends, you will be able to walk to Natalia Gomez’s ANAN, the final concert of the evening, at Hansen House**

 

untitled / May Zarhy

Evening Performances in the Jerusalem Theatre

“My body knows unheard-of songs…” (Hélène Cixous)

untitled is a continuation of Zarhy’s exploration into the interweaving of body and sound. Through a loose tribute to the fluorescent light works of artist Dan Flavin, Zarhy places the work in-between choreography and the visual arts. Together with musician Elad Bardes, the artists create a resonating space of image and sound, where the two elements sustain a continuous contrapunt moving between states of immersion, diversion, and at times audiovisual clashes. The piece asks to cut through language and to dive into the flesh, to operate in the field of the senses, aiming to reverberate in “that” which we all have: a body.
Based on a series of recordings of own physical bodily activities that are sampled and recomposed in real-time, the artists compose a disorienting, fantastic and at times uncanny environment. Through an aesthetic proposition, that is as much a performance, as a live sculpture or a transforming 3D painting, a physical experience takes place, triggering the spectator’s senses and demanding his*her full presence and sensitivity to be an imminent part of this rite.

Tavas / Binyamin Yom Tov

Evening Performances in the Jerusalem Theatre

Tavas - An extravagant performance by a man in underpants.
“Tavas” (Hebrew for Peacock) is a show that saws through the lie of a consistent, unified identity to exude intense characters, both archetypal and half-baked and mashes back together these amorphic lumps of mud and clay to form a single being, an unstable man who is absorbed into far-fetched situations, observes and transforms with them.
Benjamin Yom-Tov, born and raised in Netanya to parents who immigrated from Iran. The youngest of four, who always preferred a world of fantasy rather than reality.
Benjamin served in the army as an infantry soldier, all the while dreaming of performing in musicals with his Arab “cousins”.
He prayed in the synagogue, simultaneously daydreaming of coming out of the Holy Ark, radiating in bright ultra-violet colors, sparkles and flickering lights.
“Tavas” is a fusion of a play in a theater, a live standup show and a party in a club. The journey through all the ups and downs, masculinity, femininity, infancy, old-age, Iran, Israel, the towns Netanya and Tel Aviv - is only one, shared-taxi ride away.

31.10
Thu
15:00

Rondo: Participatory Discourse on Autonomy

Hansen House | 15:00
Hansen House

Rondo is a play-based gathering for short conversations surrounding the question: What is autonomy? In the transient area of the game, autonomy is defined by an “expert,” comprises multiple perspectives, and changes depending on the focus of the question. How does one achieve the authority for independent government (and whom does it include) through the political imagination? What is the right of self-definition and why is the creative performance of my life independent (or dependent)? How do the aesthetic dimension and art open up a free space (and where is the catch)?

Sitting in two parallel rows, the participants will take part in a discourse generating game comprising several timed rounds. Each round will open with a presentation of one of the speakers’ perspective, leading to a dialogue with random partners. Pieces of inspiration and conversation will accumulate and branch into a myriad of thought and action avenues centered around the notion of autonomy.

Rondo invites artists, students, academics, and anyone who is curious and wishes to devote a moment to shared thinking.