- 10-29 June - INVENZIONI - Biennale Dance College, Venice, Italy
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by Arkadi Zaides and Shira Miasnik
‘This disturbed fog of shadows, raging within, how can I dissolve it?’ (Raymond Queneau)
freeze or frantic,
both dilute the feel of craze.
childish and authority,
are mixing up,
resulting in shadows of the self
conversing with external pain, primal, patterned.
aspiring for escape, for relief, for flow
the struggle visualizes itself as the vacant self,
a collage of shadows animated,
where the inner meets the real.
choreography and dance: Arkadi Zaides
video: Shira Miasnik
music: Adam Scheflan, Leni Ben Basat
costume: Baladi Company
duration: 15 min
Solo Siento Trailer
From the press
“Solo Siento” is filled up with strange lyricism (...) the logic of not depending on technique can be realized only when the dancer can let his body talk as zaides does. Takao Norikoshi, Dance Magazine, Tokyo >>
A film projector bright light casts part of zaides’s figure with color and shapes, while they appear, burst or just glimpse out of the total darkness.
Zaides’s frantic body language creates a fascinating duet between his body parts and his own black giant shadow which appears on a white curtain behind. Zvi Goren, Habama >>
The piece Solo Siento lasts only 15 minutes, after which you want to jump on the stage and embrace Zaides, for daring to expose himself and his fears in such a direct and real way. We are willing to find the honesty and the directness of zaides expression in every dance piece. Avital Lavi, Timeout Tel Aviv >>
Solo Siento was created for the 2005 Curtain Up festival with the support of the Rabinovitch Foundation.