In Blue Zone, featuring an ensemble of 12 women non-dancers ages 65-80, Galit Liss explores the experience of aging through the body and movement. She presents a way of navigating the performative and public sphere – one that challenges the conventional dancer’s body and prevailing social and political perceptions. Her performers expose the collective biography inscribed on their bodies shaped by socio-national ideas and the Zionist ethos, and simultaneously unravel it, allowing space for Eros and the private body.
In Blue Zone, past meets present and collective ideology succumbs to private movements, raising questions about loyalty, identity, place, and home. Blue Zone premiered in the Israel Festival 2020.
This video is an excerpt of a full evening-length work.
Galit Liss is an independent choreographer and teacher. As part of her artistic and social agenda, Liss creates with older women who are non-dancers. Her performances focus on the physiological aesthetics of the mature body in contemporary dance and have been performed in festivals in Israel and abroad. Her previous production GO!, was presented at Suzanne Dellal Centre’s International Exposure and IsraDrama International Theatre Festival at the end of 2018. Galit is the creator and artistic director of the school of “Gila workshops of movement and stage art for elderly women.” There she brings her unique methodology for working with the older body. She is a graduate of the program “Artists for Social Change” at Musrara School of Photography and holds a M.Mus in arts from the Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem. She is a member of the Israeli Choreographers Association.