Production Details / Press Releases
We came here to beat, to birth a present body from bodies that we never studied and from those that we never dared to imagine. We are assembling and dismantling building blocks and live matter – moving through our Hebrew mouths and the history of our female, dancing bodies. In the end, everything is a pulse, beaten between us, inside of us, that would stay and perhaps, through it, we could dance the future.
TSENA URENA is the second artistic collaboration by Stav Marin and Merav Dagan. The work continues their common research, exploring representations of the female body. Through physical and vocal work ranging from meditative mantras to rap and pop songs, they return not only to their personal and bodily history, but also to a language that Hebrew culture sought to silence and exclude from the Israeli space.
Merav Dagan is a choreographer, performer, and dance and yoga instructor. Artistic director of Intimadance Festival. She is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Dance and a present M.A student at the interdisciplinary art program at Tel Aviv University. Her work has been presented in Israel and around the world on various platforms. Merav won the award for Best Actress in the Acco Theater Festival 2012. As a choreographer she got The Israeli Minister of Culture Award for 10 years of creation (2019). She won first prize in’ Shades in Dance Festival with the piece I Can See Them Coming and received the “Out of the box” award at Gothenburg Fringe Festival for her solo piece Bloody Mary (2019).
Stav Marin is a choreographer and a dancer. Artistic director of Intimadance Festival (2020/2022). Winner of the Ministry of culture award (2022). As a dancer and performer, Stav participated in dozens of dance and theater productions performed in Israel and abroad, and has done collaborative work with a variety of choreographers, dance companies and artists. In the past decade she has created her own works which explore the physical-verbal connection. “Cut. Loose”, won the Israel Festival Award and won the “Stage Language” award in the Israeli Fringe contest of 2017. In January 2019 “Mejinik” won the Best Play and Best Directors Golden Hedgehog awards for Independent Theatre.
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Cast & Credits
Choreography: Merav Dagan, Stav Marin
Dancers: Merav Dagan, Stav Marin
Dramaturgy and artistic advisor: Neta Weiner
Costumes: Tamar Ben Cnaan
Voice instructor: Roy Hason
Lighting: Yoav Barel
The piece premiered as part of curtain up project.
Supported by the Mifal Hapayis Cultural Council, Stage Workshops Center, Kelim Center, Suzanne Dellal Center, Habustan Dance and Theater Studio, PIMOFF Theater Milan, .The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv.
MASH Dance Berlin
CEO MASH (Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem): Ruby Edelman
Technical Director: Yan Ardashnikova
Production management: Ofra Idel
A production of Machol Shalem Dance House (MASH) in co-production with DOCK ART, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the kind support of the Embassy of the State 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)