Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Israel

Tuesday 24. 5.2022
Mahen Theatre

Genre: Dance, International

Running time: 1 hour, no intermission

Immediately after the performance of Asylum, at 9.30 pm, we would like to invite the audience to a discussion with the extraordinary personality of Israeli contemporary dance, choreographer and artistic director of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Rami Be’er. The discussion will be conducted in the auditorium of the Mahen Theater in English by Thoriso Magongwa, soloist of the NdB Ballet.

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One of the highlights of the festival will be the performance of the Israeli dance ensemble, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, which returns to Brno after a few years. Their previous performance in Brno really caused a commotion, so much so that they even had to check the foundations of the Janáček Theatre building. This year it will be one of the most talked about productions and will no doubt become the dance event of the season.

The renowned Israeli ensemble under the artistic guidance of the exceptional Rami Be´er, is one of the most important ensembles of contemporary dance. The choreography of Asylum deals with one of the most difficult problems in the world, the problem of refugee status, immigration and the fate of asylum seekers. The choreographer approaches the topic from an existential point of view and raises issues that explore concepts related to immigration, such as homeland, identity, affiliation, alien status, desire and home. Asylum is Rami’s autobiographical story in which he reveals his perception of frustration, confusion and alienation as a member of a Jewish family that survived the Holocaust.

“The story is about places to relax. Refugees seeking refuge in their minds, places and peoplewho want to belong somewhere, to be a part of something. I wanted to address a topic that every person can empathize with regardless of nationality, gender, and so on.” Rami Be’er

Choreography, set, light design: Rami Be’er

Music: Olafur Arnalds, Johann Johannsson, Nicolas Jaar, Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin and others

Musical adaptation: Rami Be’er, Alex Claude

Costumes: Rami Be´er, Lilach Hatzbani

Lead Repetitor: Nitza Gombo