Noa Shadur. Entropy - performance
ms¹, 36 Więckowskiego Street, Lodz
12nd February 2017, Sunday, at 14:00 hrs and at 17:00 hrs, admission free
In the realm of the exhibition Moved Bodies. Choreographies of Modernity
Performed by: Ilana Bellahsen, Einat Betsalel, Aviv Horovitz, Ayelet Nadav
Entropy is based on dance compositions by Noa Eshkol, artist and movement researcher whose works are shown at the exhibition Moved Bodies. Choreographies of Modernity. In the 50s she co-created the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN), the system that allows for the mapping of bodily movement in space through geometric values: movement is equated to matter that can be measured, ordered and quantified. The notation was not only used in the realm of the art, but since as well, becoming a great tool to investigate the paradigms for movement.
Through her study and interpretation of Eshkol’s original dance compositions, Shadur in her work re-interprets and challenges Eshkol’s conception of movement. She adapts the emotional, thematic and physical tension of Eshkol’s original work in an effort to reveal the illusory nature of order in movement: the organization and policing of the body are belied by thinly veiled chaos.
In the realm of the exhibition Moved Bodies. Choreographies of Modernity the choreography becomes an unfolding process that interprets the relations of body, movement, space and sound with dancers performing simultaneously in different sites.
Entropy was produced in 2015 by The Israeli Lottery Council for the Arts as part of the Following Footsteps Project, in collaboration with Tel-Aviv Museum of Modern Art.
Noa Shadur is an independent choreographer & video artist based in Tel Aviv. She graduated with BA in Dance and Choreography from ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Her work has been presented in festivals in Israel and internationally. She is a teacher and guest choreographer in institutes such as Artez Institute for the Arts (The Netherlands); Kibbutz Gaaton Workshop (Israel); Kibbutzim College (Tel Aviv, Israel), Academy for Dance and Music (Jerusalem). She has received awards and prizes including: 2009 and 2014 prize for Upcoming Choreographer from the Israeli Ministry of Culture; First Prize, 2013 International Choreography Competition, No Ballet, Ludwigshafen, Germany; 2010 DanceWEB scholar, Impulstanz, Vienna; First Prize, Vdance International Video Dance Festival, Tel Aviv; Certificate of Distinction, American Dance Festival, Dance for the Camera, USA; Best Film, POOL07 Festival, Berlin, Germany.