24 May 2022 21:45

Lavanderia a Vapore Corso Pastrengo, 51 Collegno (TO)

CONCERTO FOR MANDOLIN AND STRING IN C MAJOR BY VIVALDI. The classical and popular musicality of the mandolin strings is plucked by a dynamic, athletic dance. A relationship of complicity in the game between the said and the unsaid seems to characterize the movements but also the looks of the two dancers. The energy of the movements recalls an urbanity of other times, memories projected in the life of the present man. Concerto thus presents itself as a performance that embodies an adult, youthful and childish dance: music and dance are perceived as a celebration, as a space of freedom, simplicity, virtuosity, intimacy and friendship. The dancers gather their tenderness, remain still and strong, and dance to the sound of the strings, returning to the primary experience of dance with humility and joy.

GIL KERER. Born in 1987, he began his professional journey in dance in the young KCDC and at Vertigo Dance Company, and has since danced with numerous independent choreographers. In 2011 he created his first solo, “Dive” with Anat Cederbaum and won the first prize for emerging choreographers at the Mash Festival in Jerusalem.
Since 2015 he has been working as an independent choreographer, performing and touring with his pieces in Israel as well as abroad. He joined the Israeli Choreographers Association in 2017, and has been a resident choreographer at the Menashe Regional Council since 2018. In 2020, he co-founded the Menashe Dance House with the support of the city council. He is commissioned to create pieces for companies, dance programs and festivals – such as Vertigo Training program(IL), Haifa Training Program(IL), Oberlin College(Ohio), Malta Art Festival, Aura Dance Theatre (Lithuania), Kaet Ensemble (Jerusalem) and Maya Dance Theatre (Singapore). She has received awards for her choreography at festivals and competitions in Israel (Mash), Sweden (IL Dance), Germany (Hannover) and Denmark (CICC).
In his work Gil seeks a gentle movement presence, searching for human and intimate physical expression. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Mandolin and Strings in C Major premiered as part of the 2020 Curtain Up Festival in Tel-Aviv. The piece was awarded both the 3rd Prize for Choreography and the Pforzheim Theater Production Prize in the 35th International Choreography Competition in Hannover. In addition, the piece received the Best Interpretation Award from the Ministry of Culture in Israel for 2021.

LOTEM REGEV. Israeli-Hungarian choreographer and performer. He worked with the Gothenburg Operans Danskompani, Batsheva Ensemble, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC), Marie Chouinard and Inbal Dance Theater. He directed KCDC’s International Dance Journey program. Over the past decade he has had the opportunity to work and collaborate with artists such as Ohad Naharin, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sharon Eyal, Barak Marshall, Franck Chartier, Rami Be’er and Itzik Galili.
Since 2013, Lotem has created his work internationally (Israel, Slovenia, Holland, Italy, USA, Germany, Russia and Sweden) and teaches movement research and repertoire workshops.

By Gil Kerer
With Gil Kerer (IL) e Lotem Regev (IL/HU)
Music Vivaldi’s Concerto for Mandolin and Strings in C Major, performed by Avi Avital and the Baroque Orchestra of Venice
Artistic assistant Anat Cederbaum
Director of rehearsals Alex Shmurak

Presented as part of the Curtain Up Project 2020 in Tel-Aviv
With the support of the Embassy of Israel (CERCARE LOGO)


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