Body Language

2021

Creator and performer: Adi Helman

Video: Ofri Gil

The stage is a multilingual space

in which I would like to bridge

the hesitant (but fussy free) stutter,

that I have in English,

the knowing (but rigid) confidence,

that I have in Hebrew,

and the ineloquent (but intuitive) vitality,

that I have in movement.

I find the advantage of

not speaking the language,

of being a non-dancer.

Unrestrained to the schooling of the language.

I seek the freedom

of giving in to the mistakes and imprecision,

In a language that is not mine,

And prefer the try over the stillness.

The piece was presented at "Between Heaven And Earth" dance festival, Jerusalem, August 2021.

 

Photos by Natasha Shakhnes

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