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.
Choreographed and performed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor
Inspired by The Third Dance by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal (1990)
Rehearsal manager & advisor: Yael Venezia, Melanie Berson
Artistic consultant: Keren Levi
Light Design: Rotem Elroy
Still photos: Efrat Mazor
Music: Gustav Mahler, Elton John, Steve Harley, Alphaville
Co-producers: Theater im Pumpenhaus (Munster, Germany), and CCNR (Rillieux la Pape, France).
Photo by Efrat Mazor
The performance will be followed by a talk moderated by Idit Suslik
*The performance includes nudity