Rakonto Kun

09.02.2020 - 15.02.2020

Choreography: Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof
Music and Text: Ohad Fishof
Dancers: Hsin-Yi Hsiang, Ori Kroll, Matan David
Lighting: Dani Fishof
Costumes: Shai Ben-Zvi

Rakonto Kun is a dance piece by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, premiered as part of the exhibition “Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof: Works,” curated by Nicola Trezzi in close collaboration with the artists. The work is performed by three dancers with the participation of its creators. The live soundtrack, composed and performed by Ohad Fishof, is a fundamental element in the unique performative realm that characterizes the duo’s work. Like their previous work, The Burnt Room, commissioned by the CCA and Berlin’s n.b.k, Rakonto Kun was created to be performed in a room. The audience sits around the performers in close proximity to the happening, physically enclosing the performance space. The texts featured in the piece are in Esperanto, the utopian language invented in the late 19th century by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof.

Rakonto Kun takes place somewhere in the fantasy territory of ethnographic fiction. It contains the primeval and the futuristic, as well as absurdity, sorrow, darkness, and physical intensity. Alongside the ongoing articulation of an aesthetic vision that is based, first and foremost, on human movement, at the heart of Zuk & Fishof’s collaborative practice lies the complex interaction between the ocular and the auditory. The way they work within, around, and against the audio-visual contract draws from a wide range of audio-visual traditions such as sound art, film, ballet, pop, and folklore. Their typical interdisciplinary mixture of dance, sound, and performance exists in its utmost complexity within the poetic space between the audible and the visual.

Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof have been creating collaboratively dance works for the stage and the camera since 2008. Their works have been commissioned and presented by dance companies, festivals, and art organizations in the United States, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, Norway, Scotland, England, Russia, and Italy.

Entrance: 80 NIS
Seating is limited, Please book tickets in advanced in the links below.

Performances schedule:
Sunday, February 9 at 7 pm
Tuesday, February 11 at 9 pm
Wednesday, February 12 at 7 pm
Friday, February 14 at 9 pm
Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm

Image: Photo Julie