Friday, September 19, 2014
08:00 pm - 09:30 pm
"In its emotional nakedness, free-associative logic, and frank sensuality, the work of the Israeli-born couple Lee Sher and Saar Harari is inventive and arresting."
--The New Yorker
The movement of New York-based Israeli choreographers Saar Harari and Lee Sher shifts in a split second from calm to frenetic, from violent to sensual. Their seven astonishing international female dancers are versed in Ohad Naharin's Gaga, the movement language noted for its explosive power and extraordinary agility. The New England premiere of "Princess Crocodile" (2014) draws on the experience of becoming a woman, often wavering between self-loathing and self-loving, between feeling like a princess in one moment and an atrocious swamp creature the next. The work is set to an eclectic mix of music, from Igor Stravinsky and Gustav Mahler to Autechre and The Hafler Trio.
A Breaking Ground Dance Series event presented by the Dance Department and the Center for the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Co-sponsored by Jewish and Israel Studies, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. This event is also part of the Performing Arts Series.