Hamsa Hamsa Hamsa (2014)
Entering into motherhood brought a lot of love and the fear of losing what was most precious to me with it. I noticed this in a very concrete way while attending services on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). Thought to be the most sacred of prayers said on this holiday, the “Unetaneh Tokef” prayer relates to the temporary nature of each person’s stay on Earth. Following the birth of my first child, I found this prayer overwhelmed me with emotion. It inspired me to create the work “Hamsa Hamsa Hamsa”.
The music for the performance was created specifically for this dance, influenced by melodies and prayers of Yom Kippur
Choreography: Maayan Liebman-Sharon
Co-Dancers: Michal Agasi, Stav Bar Nahum, Liron Pallas
Artistic guidance: Ronen Izhaki
Dramaturgical guidance: Iris Erez
Original music and editing by Amit Ben-atar, Yaniv Mintzer and Emmanuel Witzthum
Singer: Yael Tai
Rehearsal manager: Aviv Eveguy
Costume design: Aya Gavriel
Length of the piece: 30 min.
The dance piece premiered at 'Between Heaven and Earth׳ Festival 2014, and with the Support of Mifal Hapais, and the Jerusalem Municipality.