Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Tuesday, June 17 at 7pm & 9pm
ADF and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University co-present Two Room Apartment by Israeli choreographers Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor. Sheinfeld and Laor have recreated the seminal 1987 work Two Room Apartment, which helped put Israeli dance on the map. This award-winning work, originally created and performed by the male and female couple Nir Ben Gal and Liat Dro, has been reworked as a dance for two men. The duet reflects on their relationship as partners in life and as creators. Both personal and political, the work examines boundaries in various contexts: physical borders, such as between territories or between two rooms, but also non-physical borders, such as the one between life and performance, and the boundaries that the individual sets for himself. There will be limited chair seating available, on a first-come first-served basis, for these performances. Additional seating will be available on the floor, and audience members will also have the option of standing. Performance is approximately 50 minutes.
This performance contains nudity.
About Niv sheinfeld & oren laor – dance projects
Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor are stage artists that have been creating together since 2004. In their work they combine elements of contemporary dance with elements of performance-art and physical theatre, and received both national and international acclaim. A large number of festivals and venues presented their work in recent years: France (Montpellier Danse, Dansem, Centre National de la Danse), Germany (Tanz Im August, Pumpenhaus and Mousonturm), Netherlands (Julidans, Noorderzon), Brasil (Cena Contemporanea), Chile (Gabriela Mistral Center), and many others. Sheinfeld and Laor’s body of work includes the productions Two Room Apartment (2012), Ship of Fools (2011), Big Mouth (2009), Covariance (2004) and others.
Their duet Two Room Apartment was chosen Best Performance of the Year by the Israeli Dance Critics’ Circle.
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by Graham Lawson, The Times of Israel