DANCE PERFORMANCE WITH THE NOA ESHKOL CHAMBER DANCE GROUP-Norrköpings konstmuseum
During the Culture Night, The Noa Eshkol Chamber Dance Group visits Norrköping to give a unique dance performance with choreography by the legendary Noa Eshkol
What: Dance performance , Sat 24 September at 13:00–14:00
Location: Gallery 5, Harlekinen
Tickets: FULLY BOOKED
Tickets must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the show starts (at 12:30 p.m.), otherwise the ticket will go to someone else.
For the Israeli artist Noa Eshkol, dance was a pure art form, to be practiced without scenery, costumes or music. She treated parts of the human body as separate instruments, corresponding to the musical components of an orchestra, each with its own rules of movement. This performance features a special performance by members of her chamber dance group that showcases the breadth and ingenuity of her methods.
Using compositional techniques such as serialism, canon, fugue, etc. she used these forms to create polyphony between different parts of each dancer’s body and between the dancers as a group. Eshkol’s deep understanding of the body and her inexhaustible creativity resulted in unique, complex and beautiful masterpieces.
Noa Eshkol began his professional career in the 1950s as a dancer, choreographer and theorist. In her quest to analyze body movement and transform it into compositional material, she created “Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation” (EWMN) together with her student, the architect Avraham Wachman. Music was fundamental to her work: she called herself “composer of dance” and many of her works have titles such as suite or etude. By equating each dancer’s bodies with instruments from the orchestra, her choreography had strong similarities to music.
The performance will be photographed and will be made available during the autumn.
The program item is carried out in collaboration with the Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, Dans I Öst/Region Östergötland, Oslo Kunstforening and Jewish Culture in Sweden, with support from the Nordic Culture Foundation and Artis.