The Third dance by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor
Inspired by The Third Dance by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal (1990)
Music: Gustav Mahler, Elton John, Steve Harley, Alphaville
Rehearsal manager & advisor: Yael Venezia, Melanie Berson
Artistic consultant: Keren Levi / Still photos: Efrat Mazor
In their new work, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor reflect upon themes of love, mortality and the need to be acknowledged. "The Third Dance" starts with romanticism and its clichés - music by Mahler, flowers and a record player - but gradually uncovers a basic human need that lies beneath these cultural symbols.
Following "Two Room Apartment" from 2012, "The Third Dance" is the second creation by Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor that is inspired by the work of Liat Dror & Nir Ben Gal. A couple in life and on stage, Sheinfeld & Laor revisit a seminal piece in Israeli dance and contemplate on it from a contemporary stance acknowledging the time that has passed since their last duet: the changes in their bodies and relationship, their perception of stage and space and their interaction with the audience.
The performance includes nudity