Dafi Altabeb Dance Company | It all comes down to me – Premiere
“The things that are truly beautiful
Do not move about outside
Sometimes they happen in the room,
When the doors are locked and the shutters drawn…”(Dahlia Ravikovitch)
For over a decade, Altabeb has been researching the intimate relationship in her work, trying to understand how it exists, how the years affect it, and what is key to its success.
No one ever told me this garden needs to be watered every day; there’s not one moment where you can sit back and stop working if you want it to keep growing.
Following on her last work, “Soon we’ll make lots of love,” where the dancer talk throughout most of the work about their personal lives and the work itself simultaneously, as does her new work, “After all, it’s me” where the work and the personal lives blend into one. Probably not for naught, since they emanate from each other.
In her new work, Altabeb creates an autobiography in which she talks about the individuals within the relationship and how they feed each other, collide with each other and seek an answer for each other
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
(Alice in wonderland)
A piece by Dafi Altabeb in collaboration with Nitzan Moshe & Yankalle Filtser
Choreography: Dafi Altabeb
Collaborator performers: Yankalle Filtser & Nitzan Moshe
Artistic consultation: Nava Zuckerman & Renana Raz
Soundtrack: Reut Yehudai
Rehearsal manager: Alon Karniel
Production: Sarit Edri
International communication: Katherina Vasiliadis
Collaborator, photos, video: Nini Moshe