2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Video producer : Centre national de la danse
Integral video available at CND de Pantin
In “Big Mouth”, one woman and two men (Reut Levi, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor) move together, walking happily and precisely, like the punctual second hands of a harmonious clock. Military rhythms, a folkloric metronome. But nothing and nobody will be able to escape the influence of the steps, despite attempts of varying degrees of success to break ranks…
Both are well-known artistic figures in Israel, one a dancer and choreographer, the other an actor and director. Since 2004, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor have been creating works in which their respective worlds connect in a fruitful dialogue. Their work has won over audiences around the world. In this work, they explore the ambivalence of a society at war, where feelings are experienced as asides and where the individual is never either completely free or completely alone.
Updating: May 2013
Oren Laor studied the dramatic arts and stage direction at the University of Tel-Aviv from 1993 to 1997. During this time, he worked with important Israeli stage directors like Yvgeny Arye, Edna Shavit, Chilton Nola and Yossi Israeli.
His theatrical training led him to concentrate on creating his own works, and since 2004, he has worked with Niv Sheinfeld on dance works which enjoy a fruitful dialogue with the theatrical world. He leads workshops and runs courses for professional dancers, combining the techniques of Jersey Grotowski, Pina Bausch and Viola Spolin.
Since 2009, Oren Laor has been a member of the artistic committee of the Tmuna Theatre in Tel-Aviv.
Updated: May 2013
Niv Sheinfeld is one of the most prominent personalities of Israeli dance. Initially a dancer with the Liat Dror & Nir Ben Gal Dance Company, he now works as freelance choreographer. He has choreographed his own works since 1997, in particular for the Kibbutz Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble.
Niv Sheinfeld also teaches dance at the Jerusalem School of Visual Theater and at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre in Tel-Aviv. He has been directing shows with Oren Laor since 2004.
In 2012 he presented a new and contemporary version of “Two Room Apartment” with Oren Laor, a piece originally created in 1987 by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal. This work was also shown at the International Exposure 2012, organised by the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel-Aviv.
Updated: May 2013
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.).
Roots of Diversity in Contemporary Dance
Hip hop on French theater stages
Maison de la danse
40 years of dance and music
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis
Body and conflicts
A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.
Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.
Do you mean Folklores?
Presentation of how choreographers are revisiting Folklore in contemporary creations.
Female / male
A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.
Reinterpreting works: Swan Lake, Giselle
Some great shows are revisited through the centuries. Here are two examples of pieces reinterpreted by different choreographers.