The Dances are for Us continues choreographer, performer, and educator Hadar Ahuvia’s examination into the construction of Israeli folk dance. Working with a group of dancers with various relationships to Zionism, Israeli folk dance, and other classical and folk traditions, The Dances are for Us investigates the instrumentalization of dance in the birth of nation-states.
“Through the work, we strive to model accountability to our own heritage, histories, and to each other,” writes Ahuvia.
Created with the performers: Hadar Ahuvia, Oren Barnoy, Raha Behnam, Autumn Leonard, rosza daniel lang/levitsky, Mor Mendel, Jules Skloot, Zavé Martohardjono
Projection: Gil Sperling
Lighting Design: Carol Mullins
Sound Design: Avi Amon