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Hadar Ahuvia & Mor Mendel
thanks to support of Movement Research, NYC within program of exchange in cooperation with Music and Dance Institute.
Everything you have is yours? investigates the construction of Israeli identity through gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Yemeni culture. Hadar Ahuvia and Mor Mendel imitate and translate instructional videos of Israeli folk dances by Israelis and American Christian Zionist, embodying distance and proximity to Israel, Israeliness, and enacting the feedback loop through which national ideology is disseminated and sustained. In their performative mirroring of these videos, they reveal the subtext of dances, making explicit the Otherness at the kernel of Israeli identity.
My work investigates history and memory through embodied, vocal, and textual practices. I
rehash codified forms to contend with gender, class, and national identities. I’ve contrived
techniques to challenge the neutral body and the virtuosity of classical technique. I’ve performed
cleaning to expose the isolation and exploitation of domestic workers. Through the re-figuring of
Israeli folk songs and dances I encounter a Zionist legacy. I work through the body and its
inseparable social, political, and emotional dimensions to rewrite personal and collective
Hadar Ahuvia is performer and choreographer and progressive Jewish educator living in
Brooklyn. She performs for established and emerging choreographers in NYC and abroad. Her
work has been presented at NYLA, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and other
venues throughout NYC and the northeast United States. Raised in Israel and the U.S., Ahuvia
trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence
College. She was a 2012 DTW/NYLA Fresh Tracks Artists, a 2015 Movement Research Artists
in Residence, a 2016 LABA Fellow at the 14th Street Y, and is the recipient of a 2017 CUNY
Dance Initiative residency. She can be seen performing with Kathy Westwater and Reggie
Wilson/ Fist & Heel Performance Group.