Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
WED, 11. May 2022
Duration: 60 Minutes
Goes to the guts, to the brain and is totally ravishing … A wild, wonderful manifesto of celebration.
Art wants, art should, art may, it must! It spreads and becomes loud when a dance performance is called ART ATTACK. With this group piece, the seasoned duo Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor from Israel illuminate a relationship: that of a society, perhaps represented by the audience, to art and to the artists. The latter pose and run, tumble, dance and entertain until the sparks fly. Dynamism! Variety! Eyes open! Music that goes straight into one’s limbs and memory.
“We want to exalt the aggressive gesture, the feverish insomnia, the athletic step, the perilous leap, the box on the ear, and the fisticuff”, declares Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in his Manifesto of Futurism from 1909. Manifestos play a role in ART ATTACK, written by artists of various disciplines. None of them have the final word, and what is serious and what is not keeps the attack in suspense. “We must stop despising desire”, demanded Valentine de Saint-Point in 1913 in the Futurist Manifesto of Lust.
NIV SHEINFELD was a dancer and choreographed for the Kibbutz and the Batsheva Dance Company, among others. OREN LAOR studied acting and drama at Tel Aviv University. They have been working and touring together worldwide since 2004. The quartet ART ATTACK premiered in Tel Aviv in April 2021.
By: Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
Dance and co-creation: Tal Adler Arieli, Roni Chadash, Niv Sheinfeld, Oren Laor
Artistic advice: Nataly Zuckerman
Lighting design: Matan Preminger
Music: The Smiths, Siouxsie and the Banshees, New Order, Fun Boy Three, Talking Heads, Yazoo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, PIL (Public Image Ltd)
Co-production: Theater Im Pumpenhaus (Münster), Suzanne Dellal Centre’s Artist in Residency Program, Tmuna Theatre, Israeli Lottery Fund, Acco Fringe Festival
The guest performance in Bremen is supported by the Israeli Embassy.