The meeting between the waltz pieces, which are so recognized, stylized and beautified, with my movement and conceptual world, was like wearing a fancy costume and trying to remain committed to myself. In this meeting I was less curious about having a historical or archival dialogue with the form, but rather to allow my instinctual artistic response to resonate through images and physicality. And yet I do feel that this has taken me through a speed ride to the past and back again, mixing in my psyche images of time, social structures and personal history.
Concept, Direction, Choreography: Yasmeen Godder
Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli
Creating Performers: Yasmeen Godder, Eran Shanny
Johann Strauss, Le Beau Danube bleu op. 314; directed by Herbert Von Karajan, with the philarmonique orchestra of Vienna (deutsche grammophon).
Jean Sibelius , La valse triste op.44; directed by Herbert Von Karajan with Berliner Philarmoniker (EMI)
Dimitri Chostakovitch , Valse n°2 ; directed by Dimitri Kitaenko with Orchestre symphonique de la radio de Franckfort (bmg music)
Arnold Schoenberg , Valse de Chopin from Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21; Jan DeGaetani with the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (Nonesuch/WBR, 2005)
Costumes: Yasmeen Godder, Inbal Lieblich, Eran Shanny
Prop: Inbal Lieblich
Prop Construction: Zohar Gotesman
Administration and Production: Guy Hugler
Production: Yasmeen Godder
The creation is a co- production of:
LES SUBSISTANCES _ Laboratoire de création artistique, Lyon, France
Kunstfest Weimar GmbH, Weimar, Germany
Yasmeen Godder's is funded by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, Dance Division.