Aurora and Arctica


Aurora is a solo performance: a window into an intimate search of limitations and release. An old entity that delves into a new identity, a body loaded with weight and tension that breaks down and collects itself throughout the piece.
The performance consists of a body, a chair, and sound, on an empty stage.
“So it was my name, it was my tribe of origin, it was my appearance, it was my food,
These were my experiences of joy and pain, it was my life expectancy, and when I died in that place, I appeared elsewhere, where it was my name. After my death in that place I was born here again.”

Choreography and Performance: Maya Michlal Gelfand
Sound Design: Maya Michlal Gelfand 
Costume Design: Veronika Szor

Arctica / Maayan Liebman-Sharon & Yaara Nirel with Maya Resheff

A woman’s figure drifts on an iceberg, floating in the middle of the ocean.
She moves around this new, cold and alienated space, isolated and cut off from any human contact.
The ever-changing surface around her influences her very being, her humaneness and her elusive presence.
Constantly in motion, she continues to seek other representations of her existence as she drifts towards an unknown destination.

Choreography: Maayan Liebman-Sharon
Video mapping & design: Yaara Nirel
Artist & Co-Dancer: Maya Resheff
Stage design & craft: Yaara Nirel, Maya Resheff, Maayan Liebman-Sharon
Original Soundtrack: Liron Meshulam
Costume: Maya Resheff & Yaara Nirel