Solo performance for an intimate audience.
Between a feeling of longing and frustration, dancer Ariel Gelbart acts and moves in the empty space as he communicates with invisible things. By subtracting elements from which the movement materials were developed, the audience becomes a witness to the body of the dancer being influenced and moved, without seeing the source or motivation for his actions. Are the invisible things his own demons? Or is it the environment and its powers - that which we have no control over - which cause his movement and the movement of all things? The solo offers a wonderment rather than any kind of answer. It invites the audience to experience a state (or perhaps current Zeitgeist) through one’s movement and gaze, and their relation to the coming and going sound. The words: almost, maybe, perhaps, approximately, roughly, more or less, somewhere, sometime, somehow, are perhaps the closest to grasp something about the experience described in the work.
Concept & Choreography: May Zarhy
Created with the Dancers: Moran Muller, Ariel Gelbart
Dancer / Performer: Ariel Gelbart
Music: Daniella Ljungsberg
Text: May Zarhy
The Fund for Independent Artists, Ministry of Culture and Sports
Center for Contemporary Art Tel-Aviv-Yafo CCA
The work has been developed in the last months, while our daily lives flipped. It relates to the body and its absence, to the possibility of touch and the difficulty to fulfil it now.
Image: Still from “Bloodshed on Wolf Mountain,” the first of Adam Curtis‘s six-part documentary television series "Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World", broadcasted by BBC iPlayer in 2021.