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Recording: 2024-07-01 , HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Yasmeen Godder Company, Dikla

Shout Aloud

Patterns for Life | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“Shout Aloud” is a distinctive collaboration between choreographer Yasmeen Godder and singer Dikla, a renowned figure in Israel’s Middle Eastern pop scene. “Shout Aloud” draws inspiration from Dikla’s influential seminal album “Ahava Musica” released in 2000. The album introduced her unapologetic, raspy, and deep voice on a journey through personal lyrics dealing with intimacy, relationships, longing, loneliness, and fantasy. Given its unique mix of influences ranging from classical Arabic music, energetic dance electronics, and experimental rock, it stood out and challenged the context of Israeli music at that time. Since then, the album stayed relevant and poignant while the social polarization in Israel has become more intense and violent.

In “Shout Aloud” Godder employs her highly detailed and complexly idiosyncratic, playful, and raw physical language to research themes of endurance and resistance through the female perspective. Dealing with personal and communal endurance, mental and social transformation rituals, and the excavation of internal resources to create strong female co-resistance. The performance features eight female dancers from diverse backgrounds and ages, while Dikla performs the album live, accompanied by an orchestra of musicians playing traditional Arabic and contemporary instruments. “Shout Aloud” responds to the need to connect, heal, and find relief and commonality during these tumultuous times.

Yasmeen Godder was born in Jerusalem and grew up in New York City, where she studied dance. She has lived in Israel again since 1999. She has toured the world as a freelance choreographer since 1997, visiting venues including the Lincoln Center Festival, Tokyo International Festival, HAU in Berlin, the Place Theater London, Montpellier Dance Festival, tanzhaus nrw, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Theater Freiburg. She won a prestigious Bessie Award in 2001 and this has been followed by a series of other international awards. At her studio in Jaffa, which is a centre for both research and production, she teaches and organises numerous projects, also including the Arab Jewish community. In recent years she has collaborated with the dramaturg and dancer Monica Gilette in developing sustained work together with people with Parkinson’s disease that has had a major influence on her artistic practice.


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Cast & Credits

Concept, choreography, direction: Yasmeen Godder, Yasmeen Godder
Lyrics, composition, singing: Dikla
Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli
Dancers: Tamar Kisch, Inbal Aloni, Anat Vaadia, Dor Frank, Nur Garabli, Mor Demer, Ilana Sarah Claire Bellahsen, Ofir Yannai
Second cast: Yael Wachman
Keyboard and computer: Or Kudai, Joshua Levi
Drums: Yarden Biton
Guitar, baglama, oud, bouzouki: Shauli Izhak, Yaniv Taichman
Violin: İrmak Ulke
Violin: Zolo Klingen
Ney, EWI: Darbuka: Ariel Abitbul
Darbuka, Bandir: Liron Meyuhas
Production manager: Omer Alsheich
Company manager, administration: Zohar Eshel-Acco
Stage: Ofer Laufer
Lights: Nadav Barnea
Costumes: Shahar Avnet
Animation, video: Yoav Brill
Musical production: Tom Elbaz
Rehearsal director: Einat Betsalel
Assistant for movement materials: Tamar Kisch
Sound director: Orgad Marciano
Hair and make-up Dikla: Shimon Schoschan
Management Dikla: Moran Yuli

Production: Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Yasmeen Godder Company
Co-production: HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden
Funded by: German Federal Cultural Foundation, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain

“Patterns for Life” is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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)

Yasmeen Godder Company / Trailers and Video Documentations

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