A couple on a journey, deals with the challenges and fragments of thought and memory. Two characters who live in a world that is not necessarily physical, part of which exists only in their minds. They want to help one another, to bolster one another, to succeed together- however, their journey together is wrought with solitude. Suddenly it is unclear where they are going and why. Good intentions are engulfed by vast confusion.
Choreography : Ravid Abarbanel
Dancers : Tomer Giat , Ravid Abarbanel
Sound Design : Ivan Shopov
Photo by Deganit Artman
The piece was developed within the frame of Derida Dance Center’s Residency Program, a project part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality for 2017, with the support of The Israeli Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The piece premiered on September 2017, at the “Shades dance” festival in Suzanne Dellal, Tel Aviv – Israel
Ravid Abarbanel’s biography:
Ravid Abarbanel is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Israel / Spain.
Born in 1986 in Central Israel, she began dancing at the age of five and has continued to practice her passion ever since.
She began her professional training in the ‘Maslool’ – Professional Dance Program in Tel-aviv, under the direction of Naomi Perlov and Offir Dagan.
After completing the two-year program, she continued her studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in The Netherlands.
She holds a B-Dance degree from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and is a certified Pilates instructor specializing in the Balanced Body Method.
In 2012 she awarded a full scholarship to the “DanceWEB” program at the “ImpulsTanz” festival in Viena, Austria .
Her first solo piece ‘Underneath’ premiered as part of the Suzanne Dellal Center’s Shades Dance Festival 2015 and went on to win the 3th Prize for choreography at the International Dance Theatre Competition in Stuttgart, Germany.
The solo was invited to perform in several cities in Germany and further afield during 2016-2018 such as Brans Crossing SoloDue Festival (Cologne) winning The Best performer price, Viva Danza Festival (Brazil), Gdańsk Dance Festival (Poland), FIDCDMX (Mexico City), Machol Shalem Dance Festival (Jerusalem), International Exposure and Tel Aviv Dance Festival, AbrilEnDansa Dance Festival (Spain).
In August 2016, she created ‘Crumbling’, which premiered as a part of the Tel Aviv Dance Festival along with Ravid’s short dance film -‘Crumbling underneath’.
In 2017 Ravid received a monthlong residency to create a duet, ‘ALIZA’ at the Derida Dance Center in Bulgaria. ‘ALIZA’ premiered in September 2017 as part of Suzanne Dellal Center’s Shades Dance Festival.