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2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation
Video producer : Centre national de la danse
Integral video available at CND de Pantin
“Covariance” examines the complexity of relationships, accompanied by the music of Chopin's waltzes. This duet created by Niv Sheinfeld and Sivan Gutholtz takes a malicious pleasure in destroying any romantic notions associated with the image of the couple, the composer or even dance itself.
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 shows where 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.).
Choreography : Niv SHEINFElD et Oren LAOR
Interpretation : Niv SHEINFElD et Sivan GUTHOLTZ
Additionnal music : Frédéric CHOPIN (Opus 34 n°2, valse opus post, Opus 34 n°3)
Lights : Netta KOREN
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