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Performing Art through Ecstatic Pathways will be performed in double bill with Rotem Tashach's Israelica
duration 60 min.
fot. Quite Standing - Vomit for Civil Rights - Asher Lev
The performance in frame of Polish-Israeli Choreographic Exchange.
I am drawn to practices that pertain to excited and ecstatic performing states. These encompass physical, emotional and spiritual realms and the pathways in which they are produced and reproduced as an artistic practice. I am interested in spectatorships that arise for a public that is being presented with a performer’s personal experience or in other words, his or her own “trip”. What kind of affective powers do hyper states of existence, such as hyperventilation, have on spectators and how can these performances become contextualized as an engine empowering social and political critic. During the lecture I will talk about and present some of the methods I work with and show how they have been staged as public events and live performances in Israel and elsewhere. (Asher Lev)
Asher Lev -born in Canada in 1981, Lev grew up in Israel. He danced for Yasmeen Godder in Israel and for other choreographers such as Örjan Andersson (SE), Edhem Jesenkovic (DK) and Ina Christel Johannessen (NO). In March 2006 Lev created his first full evening solo, Avi Cohen, and has been making his own work ever since. In 2012 he completed a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and in Islam/Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Magna Cum Laude). Currently, Lev is based in Brussels and enrolled in the Amsterdam Master of Choreography program (AMCh) in de Theaterschool, in the Netherlands.