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)

 

Upcoming shows

15/08/2017 - 16/08/2017
Suzanne Dellal Center - Tel-Aviv IL
26/08/2017
B-Motion Festival - Bassano del Grappa IT
29/08/2017 - 30/08/2017
Festival International des Brigittines - Les Brigittines , Brussels BE
01/09/2017
Diver Festival - Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv IL
07/12/2017 - 11/12/2017
The International Exposure Festival - Suzanne Dellal Center Tel-Aviv IL
14/12/2017
Acco Theatre - Acco IL

Credits

Choreography:  Yasmeen Godder

Artistic Consultant: Itzik Giuli

Conception: Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez

Performance: Francesca Foscarini, Dor Frank

Music: Gyorgy Ligeti,  PJ Harvey, Ran Slavin

Costumes: Ilanit Shamia

Light Design: Jackie Shemesh

Technical Director: Omer Sheizaf

Photography: Tamar Lamm

International Touring: Dalit Itai,  Gal Canetti - as is presenting arts

Production and Administration: Guy Hugler

Originally commissioned by the "Curtain Up" Festival in 2003, at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel-Aviv with support from the Ministry of Culture, Department of Dance, The Pais Foundation  and the Rabinovitch Foundation for the Arts Tel-Aviv. Co Production: Cultural Association VAN