UPDOWNANDAROUND/ Translation included
"A tightly composed piece that maintains a tension from beginning to end within the space between a gestural language and games of verbal and conscious language . In terms of concept, performance and content, the piece succeeded in conveying with great modesty the purification and minimalism of a deep message within a small and intimate composition. The result was complete, fascinating and full of humor." (The jury's statement on awarding first prize in Israel's Young choreography Biennale 10/9/11)
"Lee Meir’s piece was an up to- date, mesmerising performance work. It was a vehicle for a funny, touching and really smart performance in a sleek urban way, without having to move an
(Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post, 17/9/11)
"A precise and rhythmic piece, fascinating in its movement quality."
(Zvi Goren, Habama, 11/9/11)
"If it works, she asks her audience, both doubtful and charming .....Definitely!"
(Michaela Schlagenwerth, Berliner Zeitung, 16/8/12)
"A humorous, eccentric and charming dance piece..."
(Christian Rakow, Nachkritik.de, 15/8/12)
"Meir analyses the human being"
(Sabine Weier, Tanz-im-August blog, 15/8/12)
7-9/7/2011 In-Zucht Festival Uferstudios, HZT-Berlin
14-18/6/2011 Schools, CNDC, Angers
7-10/9/2011 Shades in dance, The Suzanne Dellal Centre
3/12/2011 International Exposure, The Suzanne Dellal Centre
10/12/ 2011 Objects and Pieces, Tmuna Theatre, Tel-Aviv
16/5/2012 Brighton Festival,The Basement, Brighton
14-15/8/2012 Tanz im August, Podewil, Berlin
28/2-1/3/2013 Pavillon Noir, Aix-En-Provence
10-11/10/2013 DISKURS´13, Giessen
12/4/2014 Antistatic Festival, Sofia
1-2/5/2014 PAD Festival, Mainz
23-24/7/2015 Artort, CC- Heidelberg
24/10/2015 Stoff, Stokholm Fringe Festival
PERFORMANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Lee Méir / ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE: André Lewski / COSTUME: Lee Méir / CO-PRODUCTION: HZT-Inter University for Dance- Berlin, The Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv / SPECIAL THANKS: Kattrin Deufert, HZT-Berlin
Translation included and it's extended version, UPDOWNANDAROUND, is a minimalistic solo, straddling the line between gestural physicality and spoken text and the ceaseless flux streaming between these. In a space that is created between presence and reflection, everyday situations and bodily states are stripped down from their obvious, "natural", functions to their elementary components and then recombined. A paradoxical landscape is created, constantly shifting between the artifice and the real, between the said and the done; it is in this in-between zone that the piece unfolds.
Translation included was awarded First Prize in Israel´s Biennale for young choreographers, at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, Tel-Aviv, in September 2011.
UPDOWNANDAROUND / Translation included
Photos by André Lewski, Gadi Dagon and Günter Krämmer
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