Hillel Kogan (ISR)

    We Love Arabs


    Can dance be politically controversial, choreographically ambitious and funny as well? Israeli dancer Hillel Kogan and his Israeli-Arab colleague Adi Boutrous prove it can. Their duet begins like a rehearsal: Hillel Kogan introduces himself as a choreographer planning a piece about coexistence, the self and the other. This requires a second dancer, preferably an Arab.
    A fresh self-ironic engagement with the realities of the Middle East conflict follows. When Boutrous does what Kogan demands of him, his every move is ambiguous.
    «We Love Arabs» touches on issues to do with nationality, religion and identity, and highlights clichés and prejudices with humour and a lack of political correctness. The dancers' performance testifies to how much Arabs and Israelis actually have in common. In 2013 the Israeli Dance Critics Circle honoured Hillel Kogan as an «outstanding choreographer».

    Choreography
    Hillel Kogan

    Dance
    Adi Boutrous, Hillel Kogan

    Music
    Kazem Alsaher, using works by W. A. Mozart

    Light
    Amir Castro

    Costume Design
    Evelyn Terdiman

    Artistic Advisor
    Inbal Yaacobi, Rotem Tashach

    Production
    The Choreographers Association of Israel, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv

    Funding
    Embassy of Israel in Berlin

    Foto: Gadi Dagon

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    Trailer

    dates

    Thu 25.08.
    20:00
    Fri 26.08.
    10:00
    Fri 26.08.
    18:00

    Introductions & Discussions

    Thu 25.08.
    Introduction We love Arabs
    19:30
    Fri 26.08.
    Introduction We love Arabs
    09:30
    Fri 26.08.
    Introduction We love Arabs
    17:30
    Fri 26.08.
    Q & A session We love Arabs
    18:45

    Venue

    Additional information & price

    In English with German summary

    Barrier-free access (by request)

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