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About the author
Dana Hirsch Laiser & Tali Zavilevich
Dancers, improvisation artists and choreographers.
Create in the language of improvisation and the art of the moment in all its shades: in dance, text and sound, with the body as the leading tool and the work itself.
Together they are engaged in dance and performance in selected space, which deals with the complex interactions of man and his environment, in close collaboration for over 10 years.
“Passive / Aggressive”, a six dancers dance performance, Inbal Theater, Tel Aviv 2017
“ZAMA” (Braid), Part of the artist residency at the Old Jaffa Museum, guest artist Nevo Ben Cnaan, 2019
“On the Language of a Woman”, Habait Theater, Tel Aviv 2019 Creator: Tali Zavilevich
“BaMa’alit” Festival Talooy BaMakom (Sute Specific), Tel Aviv Municipality 2010
“It Was so Easy for Me to Run When I Held a Kite” Acco Fringe Festival 2010
“Slug” Bikuri Ha’itim, Tel Aviv 2009
“Revealed concealed” two performances at Beit Tami, Tel Aviv 2008
“Yam-Ba” A show in warehouse 2 Jaffa, 2007
Port House, a Show in Warehouse 2 Jaffa, 2007
“Live at Home” 2015, Tel Aviv Created and performed by: Tali Zavilevich
“On Blindness Occurring on the Avenue”, Tel Aviv 2006 Creator: Dana Hirsch Laiser
Performer, choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Spouse and mother of two. Researches the aesthetics of relationships and creates art at the seam line and the connection between reality and art. Graduate from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and Economic from Hebrew University, and graduate with an MFA in Theater Performing Studies from Tel Aviv University. Teaches improvisation, contact improvisation and a Feldenkrais method therapist and teacher for over a decade. Investigates movement and the possibilities created through upgrading movement awareness into the performative state. In the past year she has initiated a program of improvisation and performance body project. Over the years she has staged a number of theater-dance performances at various festivals: “On the Language of a Woman”, “Living at Home”, “Between Seats” and more. Together with Dana Hirsch Laiser, she formed The Gluya Ensemble, which brings stage works and Site Specific works based on improvisation. For the past 7 years, she has been active on the board of the Contact Improvisation Association.
Dana Hirsch Laiser
Dancer, independent creator, teacher and drama therapist. Researches improvisation as a performance art and as a tool for personal development for twenty years. Staging place-dependent dance performances since 2000. Graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Drama Therapy Education at Academic and Technology College of Tel-Hai. Hirsch-Laiser is one of the founders of a multidisciplinary group of artists operating in Los Angeles. Managed the Common Action Dance Company, which performed in Los Angeles and Israel. For the six years she lived in Los Angeles she danced and created in collaboration with dancer and creator Simon Forty. Together with Tali Zavilevich, she formed The Gluya Ensemble, which brings stage works and place-based works based on improvisation
Grants, Interviews and reviews
Lottery Art Council grant for running dance performances 2019. For the “Passive / Aggressive” work.
Cultural Foundation grant for independent creators. For the work “Passive / Aggressive”
Artist residency at Project Site at the Jaffa Museum 2019
Dana Schatz, screenwriter and content writer for television: “When they caught Dana I started crying. It surprised me so much! Three dancers, no less, sat on her and did not let her move in the middle of her sexiest and coolest dance! Why???? Tali Zavilevich and Dana Hirsch Laiser created a dance show for six dancers, called “Passive Aggressive” about relationships… And I, that is so ignorant in dance, I found myself flooded with emotions… Suddenly realizes how much aggression there is in a relationship… Like in such a beautiful dance duet that starts like two flying butterflies… When slowly the man starts harassing with his fluttering hands to the woman… Invade too much! OH! And like in the horrible dance (forgive me) where a girl in love sings in the voice of the most saccharine love song, but she cannot get up from the floor, Her body parts do not respond to her, she is as if paralyzed, And the big man above her is trying and trying to stabilize her and she’s like a puppet, Each time a different body part drops to the floor again…”The paralyzed lover” is what I called the dance. Six stunning dancers, who come from such different fields in dance united and come to tell you something about the need for warmth and intimacy which can in one second be replaced by aggression and fear. You should look it in the eye. Charming, powerful and thought-provoking! “
Michal Goldberg Eyal, teacher, creator and performer in the field of theater and movement. “I watched the work Passive / Aggressive with amazement, pleasure and great appreciation. My body spoke… I was, at every moment during the show, in excitement, in suspense, in the pleasure of alternatingly recharging and discharging, and all my attention was completely there, with them, with the creators and performers, on the stage. And that is, for me, a measure of the show’s quality. When the show ended, I could understand more, and speak to myself (While during the show I was not at all available for criticism or word analysis, I was completely in the experience). I realized that I had seen a complete, human, living work, full of thought and spontaneity. I have seen human relationships change, I have seen internal processes that each of the characters goes through, I have seen changing relationships between a man and a woman, I have seen a whole power-life relationship! I really liked the dosage between some planned play, some deliberate composition and spaces of improvisation. I loved the feeling that I did not know what was planned and what was improvised. I believed in the execution and full presence of the performers. As mentioned, they are, in my opinion, players with high abilities and reliable performance, with a lot of attention to themselves and their partners, and a lot of freedom and grace. Being also involved in music, I am very sensitive to the quality of music and its connection with theater or dance on stage. I really, really enjoyed it, I was excited by the live music that accompanied the show. Tal Avni, was very, very attentive, moving and was moved in and out from what was happening on stage. Magic really happened there! Highly recommend supporting this important work, in any way possible!