Production Details / Press Releases
“To the woman he said.. and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.” Genesis 3:16
‘Goofy’ in Hebrew means MY body. I wanted to put a question mark on this ownership and to expose how easily it can be violated.
My body is playing with your gaze; how quickly can a body transform from an object to a subject? from multiple organs with no identity to a clear image of a woman?
Born in 1990, grew up in Kfar Shmaryahu and since 2013 based in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2009, Roni graduated with honors from the dance department of Hayuval High School, Herzliya. After completing her military service at Unit 8200 (2009- 2011), she studied dance for one year at Vertigo’s training program followed by another year at Gaaton Dance Workshop (2011-2013). In 2014, Roni created her first work ‘Spineless’, a video dance that got viral very quickly in Israel and aborad. A few months later, she staged her first solo work, ‘Ani-Ma’, which received the prestigious award of ‘Shades in Dance’ competition 2015, Suzanne Dellal. Since then, Roni continues to develop her unique movement language and her works are exhibited in Israel and abroad.
In her movement research, Roni is deconstructing the body into multiple joints that function independently. She is in a constant search for instinctive, emotional and raw motives for movements.Her works are characterized by the attempt to deconstruct the body, the movement, the image, the relationship between audience and performers and the act of the show itself. the way she deals with the body peels it from history, stereotypes and dictated labeling and confronts it with a naked present.
AS A DANCER, Roni collaborated with various choreographers in Israel and abroad, including Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Maya Brinner, Odelya Kuperberg and Satoshi Kudo.
AS A TEACHER, Roni is teaching contemporary dance classes and Repertoire at the most prestigious dance schools in Israel, including: Gaaton Dance Workshop, The Maslool, Ironi Aleph Dance Department, Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance and Vertigo Workshop. Roni’s classes are based on the physical principles of her language: discovering the instincts of movements, releasing muscle work and focusing on spine movement, using directions in space as a tool to find balance and going beyond physical limitations.
TFB Nr. 1647
Cast & Credits
Choreography / Performance: Roni Chadash
Rehearsal manager: Dana Shoval
Music: Arvo Pärt, Nicolas Jaar, Chopin
MASH DANCE Berlin 2022
CEO MASH: Ruby Edelman
Technical manager: Yan Ardashnikova
Production: Amy Fine
A production by Machol Shalem Dance House (MASH) Jerusalem in co-production with DOCK ART, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Supported by: Embassy of Israel in Berlin
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)