The work

Waterfalls

Our body is part of the landscape in which it exists – simple movement, absorbed in the movement of nature, creating weather, creating temperature. We know how to be human and animalistic, to manage in solitude or in a pack, to be nature, to be landscape, to linger, to go and come back. In Waterfalls, Nina Traub creates a specific world with density, time, and color that can be observed with intensity and sensitivity, which are one. The need for precision and order, and the drive toward repetition for surety and relief, create a work about the longing to come out into the open. To find where there is wind. To dare embark on a journey and to not be afraid. To go on.

 

This video is an excerpt of a full evening-length work.

THE ARTIST

Nina Traub is a choreographer, dancer, and multidisciplinary artist. She is Interested in the research of movement through temperature, music, angles, and landscape. She creates visual environments for her works, examining the body from a sculptural point of view and imbuing her work with drawing and other visual art elements through which she deepens and clarifies her research. Traub is a graduate of the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem and trained from an early age in various professional dance establishments.  Her work has been presented: Théâtre de la Ville, Cité International des Arts (Paris); YARAT contemporary art space (Azerbaijan); Habait Theatre, Tmuna Theatre (Tel Aviv) ; Jerusalem International Dance Week, Museum for Islamic Art, Hazira-Performance Art Arena, The International Performance Conference (Jerusalem); and more. She has has residencies at La Briqueterie, Cité International des Arts (Paris);  P.A.R.T.S / ROSAS (Brussels); Habait Theatre, Kelim – A body for choreographic work (Israel); and soon LE CENTQUATRE PARIS.

Credits

Choreography
Nina Traub
Performers
Meshi Olinky, Carmel Ben- Asher, Nina Traub
Music
Daniel Johann, Will Oldham - Bonnie Prince Billy, Salvia Palth, Moondog, Silvie Jan, Palace Brothers
Lighting Design
Hanni Vardi and Yair Vardi
Costume and Set Design
Sia Preminger
Video Director
Daniel Reeb
Video Editor
Daniel Reeb
Photos
Lukas Zerbst, Amit Man, Uri Rubinstein

Support

The work was supported by a residency at Habait Theatre (Tel Aviv Jaffa) - The Homegrown Incubator Residency, and produced by Habait Theatre; a residency at P.A.R.T.S / ROSAS, Brussels; a residency at the Cité International des Arts, Paris; a development grant from the Mifal Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts; and a grant from the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts.