Three go into battle. They are determined to deconstruct and reconstruct ancient images engraved in their bodies and souls since childhood. Their battle for otherness is bloody. The guilt feelings that permeate are poisonous. They are expected to adjust at all costs. The sacrifice grows into an ulcer that seeks to discharge its pus and be cured. In hope and desire to celebrate new possibilities they try to look back at their past with compassion and compliance.

 

Dealing with all these challenges the characters walk on a thin line between the comic and the tragic as the fluid movement between ages, worlds and gender is revealed.

Created for Curtain Up Festival 2019

By: Sharon Vazanna

Dancers collaborators: Ido Gidron, Shmuel Halfon, Tal Nof

Music:

Walt Disney's "Cinderella" - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Frédéric Chopin - Les Sylphides: Prélude, Berceuse in D - Flat Major Op. 57

Jacques Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld: Can Can

Musical Editing & Sound Design: Reut Yehudai

Costume Design & Making: Tommer Halperin

Light and Stage Design: Amir Castro

Rehearsal Director & Artistic Advice: Melanie Berson


The creation was made possible through the generous contributions of The Israeli Choreographers Association, The Israeli Culture Ministry, The Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality, Tmuna Theatre and The Pais Foundation.

Three go into battle. They are determined to deconstruct and reconstruct ancient images engraved in their bodies and souls since childhood. Their battle for otherness is bloody. The guilt feelings that permeate are poisonous. They are expected to adjust at all costs. The sacrifice grows into an ulcer that seeks to discharge its pus and be cured. In hope and desire to celebrate new possibilities they try to look back at their past with compassion and compliance.

 

Dealing with all these challenges the characters walk on a thin line between the comic and the tragic as the fluid movement between ages, worlds and gender is revealed.

By: Sharon Vazanna

Dancers collaborators: Ido Gidron, Shmuel Halfon, Tal Nof

Music:

Walt Disney's "Cinderella" - A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Frédéric Chopin - Les Sylphides: Prélude, Berceuse in D - Flat Major Op. 57 Jacques Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld: Can Can

 

Musical arrangements and Editing: Reut Yehudai

Costume Design & Making: Fashion House – "Shahar Avnet"

Additional dress making: Haya Geiman

Rehearsal Director & Artistic Advice: Noa Shiloh, Melanie Berson

Light and Stage Design: Nadav Barnea

Chandelier Design: Yotam Hadad

Textual guidance: Maayan Even

Artistic Directors: Mate Moray, Itzik Galili

Photos: Deganit Niki Artman, Ran Yehezkel, Gennady Tashlitsky

Premiere 11/11/19, Curtain Up Festival 2019

"Vazanna focuses on gender otherness, an otherness that leaves scars on the bodies of the three and refuses to cure.

 

The stage poses many hardships on the dancers but only there, rather than in broad light, can the otherness in all its shapes be fully represented.

I join Vazanna's decision to make use of the stage in order to create a carnival-like event, crazily exaggerated, perfectly designed, and very colorful, as a background to the tension between intimacy and withdrawnness that characterizes the relationship between the three figures. The creation is full of creative ideas and attaractive visual movements, and the three dancers do it full justice." 

Ora Brafman | Dance Talk

"Sharon Vazanna's creation "Good Children" brings to light questions regarding the relationship between the artist and her audience, represented by the obstinate pursuit after what is regarded as the coveted ideals of ballet.

 

Vazanna has built a rosy and glowing world on a stage decorated by a chandelier from which hangs down a cluster of ballet shoes, and at the back a glittering poster declaring "Love Me"- both expressing in glaring lights the hidden but express desire of the three dancers.

All through the creation they struggle with each other on center stage both exposing their virtuosic talents and combining with their three bodies a perfect ballet figure but also implicitly crying out desperately "Do you see me?" "Look at me!" What surfaces on the stage is not only the personal loss at failing to achieve the unattainable ideal figure but also the moment of giving in, of acceptance." 

 

Idit Suslik | The Contemporary Eye

The stage poses many hardships on the dancers but only there, rather than in broad light, can the otherness in all its shapes be fully represented.

Ora Brafman | Dance Talk

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