"The two refuse to show us the female body we are used to seeing in films. They do not fit the cookie-cutter image of the sexy, naked temptress. They are something else, something different. They are naked women who are naked because that’s what they want, not because they are trying to impress or seduce us, because that’s what feels right to them. Women doing what they want for themselves is a very rare thing to watch and it is jarring. "
BODY ROOTS AND RISING AT THEATRE DE LA BASTILLE, PARIS
A beautiful article by Amelie Blaustein Niddam in Toute La Culture about my performances at Theatre De La Bastille in Paris. " Showing these cultures, Yemeni and Moroccan, on a stage is a strong act...They dance guided by the deep breath, which can become singing. The result is totally amazing."
The moment dancer and choreographer Shira Eviatar starts dancing
she is transformed into Shira Amoyal , the original family name of her
father, who originates from Morocco. She has taken the shaking of the
shoulders emblematic in her piece as the basis of the movement of
"contemporary Mizrachi dance" which she learned from watching her
grandmother at celebrations.
JOEL BRAY ON RISING IN THE BAT-SHEVA DANCE COMPANY
"I’m not from here and I am about as white as you can get....“Here” I found myself thinking “here is how you make great art that people can connect with”. Bray writes in his memoir of Shira Eviatar's performance in Bat-Sheva dance company.
LIFT ME UP: ORI LENKINSKI ON RISING IN BAT-SHEVA DANCE COMPANY
"I suddenly missed my girl posse. My gang. The women who I grew up with.... It is a beautiful work, a joyous, happy, smile-inducing dance piece the likes of which I haven’t seen for a long, long time". Journalist Ori Lenkinski, writes about Rising in the Bat-Sheva dance company in her web Creativewriting. Photography: Harel Max
Idit Suslik, dance and art scholar, teacher and critic; in her blog, the Contemporary Eye, writes her impressions about Rising in Curtain Up festival that took place on November 2016 in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Dimona.
Ori Lenkinski, founder and director of creativewriting.me meets with choreographer/performers Shira Eviatar and Hadar Ahuvia to chat about their work "Possessing", performed in 2019 in Tel Aviv and New York City.