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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.

 

Photos by Rana Abu Fraiha, Snir Kazir, Yaniv Mintzer and Nitai Baruch