Rakonto Kun

06.11.2019 - 07.12.2019

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

CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv presents an extensive exhibition of the collaborative work of Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof. The exhibition includes a program of video works and a series of events. The main component of the exhibition is a new dance piece to premiere at the Center on November 6, 2019.

Rakonto Kun is a work for 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. Rakonto Kun stands at the center of “Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof: Works,” an exhibition curated by Nicola Trezzi, presenting different aspects of the duo’s work, including a retrospective of their videos (screened at the gallery between performances during the Center’s opening hours) and a series of events curated by the artists involving musicians, academics, and visual artists, and including workshops, discussions, and performances.

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

Performances schedule:
Wednesday, 6.11  at 19:00 (Premiere)
Thursday, 7.11 at 21:00
Friday 8.11 at 14:00
Saturday, 9.11 at 19:00 and Saturday, 9.11 at 21:15
Tuesday, 19.11 at 19:00
Wednesday, 20.11 at 19:00 and Wednesday, 20.11 at 21:15
Friday 22.11 at 14:00
Monday, 25.11 at 19:00 and Monday, 25.11 at 21:15
Wednesday, 27.11 at 21:00
Friday, 29.11 at 14:00
Saturday, 30.11 at 21:00
Tuesday, 3.12 at 21:00
Wednesday, 4.12 at 19:00
Saturday, 7.12 at 19:00 and Saturday, 7.12 at 21:15

Image: Photo Julie