Two Playful Pink

In August 2017 the Yasmeen Godder Company will premiere “Two Playful Pink”- a groundbreaking female duet from 20013 which has won Godder extensive international acclaim and launched her career. The duet originally created and performed by Yasmeen Godder and her well known collaborator Iris Erez, is restaged with two powerful performers: Dor Frank and Francesca Foscarini.

 

In “Two Playful Pink” two women respond to the constant gaze that inspects them. Being looked at, examined, and living up to the expectation, where the body operates as a social tool, they develop a relationship between them.  Inspired by surreal imagery and pop energy, the three different sections present different aspects of the female body and psyche, exposing a refreshing language: mysterious, funny and disturbing all at once.

 

"a disturbing piece about the many shapes into which women are pressed to conform. .. Inventive and sometimes disconcerting use of voice and some rather tortuous facial acrobatics provide the emotional fuel, but not at the expense of movement. Godder and her partner Iris Erez are a formidable team, often stunningly synchronized in their simultaneous solos, quick action breaks and counterbalanced duets.  Almost cinematic in texture..." 
(Bruce Michelson, DANCE EUROPE July 2005)

"...a fist in the stomach, thought provocative, detailed, original, and direct...a powerful experience, a tour de force." 
(Gabi Aldor, Ha'Ir, Nov. 2003)

As much as Godder questions the male gaze, she also questions the female gaze, and at the same time the fundamental dynamic in the performing arts, that between artist and audience. In the middle of all this bodily, female palpability, “Two playful pink” is raising conceptual questions about the performing arts as a whole. The performance is permeated by intellectual pregnancy and consequentially ends with ironic elegance.

(Örjan Abrahamsson,Dagens Nyheter, The Daily News, November 2005)

"The audience enjoyed her sense of humor very much, which is so serious that it looks funny... Godder uses deformity as a tool, and works it into a masterpiece - 

which is insatiable." 
(Merav Yudolevich, YNET Culture, Nov. 2003)

"A work which leaves the audience in awe of its creativity and talent…the experience is so rich and inventive, so condensed and intense that after the show, one needs time to take in the experience and return to breathing regularly….this is a work which can be seen a few time." 
(Ruth Eshel, Ha'aretz November 2003)

"a disturbing piece about the many shapes into which women are pressed to conform. .. Inventive and sometimes disconcerting use of voice and some rather tortuous facial acrobatics provide the emotional fuel, but not at the expense of movement. Godder and her partner Iris Erez are a formidable team, often stunningly synchronized in their simultaneous solos, quick action breaks and counterbalanced duets.  Almost cinematic in texture..." 
(Bruce Michelson, DANCE EUROPE July 2005)

"...a fist in the stomach, thought provocative, detailed, original, and direct...a powerful experience, a tour de force." 
(Gabi Aldor, Ha'Ir, Nov. 2003)

As much as Godder questions the male gaze, she also questions the female gaze, and at the same time the fundamental dynamic in the performing arts, that between artist and audience. In the middle of all this bodily, female palpability, “Two playful pink” is raising conceptual questions about the performing arts as a whole. The performance is permeated by intellectual pregnancy and consequentially ends with ironic elegance.

(Örjan Abrahamsson,Dagens Nyheter, The Daily News, November 2005)

"The audience enjoyed her sense of humor very much, which is so serious that it looks funny... Godder uses deformity as a tool, and works it into a masterpiece - 

which is insatiable." 
(Merav Yudolevich, YNET Culture, Nov. 2003)

"A work which leaves the audience in awe of its creativity and talent…the experience is so rich and inventive, so condensed and intense that after the show, one needs time to take in the experience and return to breathing regularly….this is a work which can be seen a few time." 
(Ruth Eshel, Ha'aretz November 2003)

 

Light Equipment

9 x fluorescents tube 105watt. Length 240cm. Daylight. 
The Company needs wooden/metal white boxes (painted from inside and outside) in a size of 250cm to mask the florescent tubes. (Sketches with measurement a shape will be send together with light plot at the second stage of connection)
These lights and boxes are setup on the floor and are part of the set.
  
12 x ETC 750watt 36 degrees.
3 x irises for etc 36.
13 x Par Can 64 1000watt bulb: medium flood CP 62.
2  x PC 1000watt.
18 x Fresnel  1000watt + barn doors.
6  x Fresnel 2000watt + barn doors.

Gel colors:
Lee 203-10x profile etc
        4x fresnel 1000w
        4x fresnel 2000w
Lee 201-2x profile f.o.h.
Lee 200-2x profile etc
Lee 182-1x profile etc
Lee 111- for the fluorescents tube. 
Rosco Hamburg frost 114- 13x par can
                         All fresnels 1000w and 2000w

2 x floor stands front of stage to hold 3x ETC 36 stage on each side
Of the stage. (Height is on the same level of stage)

40 X dimmers 2.5kw.

Light board Spark 4D by Compulite.

Sound Equipment

2 x CD Player.
2 x Monitors for stage.
Please provide sound man for running the show

Set & Misc

Proportions: 9 meters deep, 9 meters wide, surrounded by 3 black walls.
Proportions of wall: side walls 4 meters high x 7.20 meters wide.
Back wall 4 meters high x 11 meters wide. Back wall must be strong enough to lean on. Side walls could be black cotton curtains stretched to the floor. No velvet curtain please.

Dance Floor: White linoleum, floor 9 X 9 meters, must be provided by the theatre.

2 chairs: orange or red plastic on aluminum legs. Picture available upon request. 

The stage floor must be made of wood.

The lights hang over the walls- at 5/6 meters high.
The front of house light bridge must be at 3 meters from the front of stage and not more then 6 meters high.

Please prepare 3 borders to hide the light.

L e n g t h

60  minutes, no intermission.(For two dancers)

V i d e o

2 x TV sets (monitor) 21 inch.
2 x VCR.
2 x Video Mixer.

Sketches of video installation will be sent together with light plot at the second stage of connection.

Please provide video operator for running the show.

For further light details please contact:
Alon Choen                                        
E-mail: alonov1@bezeqint.net

Upcoming shows

15/08/2017 - 16/08/2017
Suzanne Dellal Center - Tel-Aviv IL
26/08/2017
B-Motion Festival - Bassano del Grappa IT

Credits

Choreography:  Yasmeen Godder 

Artistic Consultant: Itzik Giuli

Creating Performers: Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez

Music: Gyorgy Ligeti,  PJ Harvey, Ran Slavin

Costumes: Ilanit Shamia

Video: Yoram Ron

Video Animation: Ruti Ron

Lighting Design: Jackie Shemesh

Photography: Tamar Lamm

Premiered on November 2003, at the "Curtain Up" Festival, the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv with support from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the Department of Dance,The Culture Council of The Pais Foundation  and the Yeoshua Rabinovitch Foundation for the Arts Tel-Aviv