For “mono”, a piece presented within the European network Modul-Dance, the Israeli choreographer found humour in an advertising slogan for a double stroller: “In just three clicks, go from mono to duo”.
To the electronic music, repetitive jungle of Richard van Kruysdijk, six dancers express the multitude of possible combinations in the adventure of daily life.
Pushing his dancers to the limits of their physical capabilities, Itamar Serussi uses improvisations on different processes of composition in order to push the boundaries of dance and to create new emotions.
Updating: June 2013
Amsterdam based Itamar Serussi Sahar (Israël, 1978) started his dance education at the age of 15 at the Israeli Dance Academy. In 1998 he started dancing at the Batsheva Dance Company.
Since 2006, he is developing his own personal style. He experiments with physical boundaries by using humour and improvisation. Trying to break through traditional dance. His work is playful, light and elegant. All his pieces are the result of the synergy between him, his surroundings and his dancers.
From 2010 - 2012 he was residential choreographer at Danshuis Station Zuid (Tilburg, NL). In this capacity he created several short productions; Phenomena, Undo, Ferrum, Lust and the full length work Mono. This last title was nominated for a Swan award "Best dance production - season 2011-2012" at the Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht.
The choreographies speak strongly to both audiences and performers and are performed widely in Europe (Czech Republic, France, Slovenia).
Itamar also creates works for companies in England, Austria, USA ,France, Denmark, Belgium and Italy and since the summer of 2014 he became residential choreographer for Scapino Ballet (Rotterdam , NL)
Source : Itamar Serussi Sahar website
More information : www.itamarserussi.org
Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).
Choreography : Itamar SERUSSI
Interpretation : Ryan DJOJOKARSO, Genevieve OSBORNE, Connor SCHUMACHER, Luca CACITTI, Milena TWIEHAUS, Michaël WÄLTI
Set design : Florain VERHEIJEN
Original music : Richard VAN KRUYSDIJK
Lights : Ate Jan VAN KAMPEN
Costumes : Liat WAYSBORT
Duration : 60 minutes