Mind Crossing 2017-21
co-oparation with the artist Tal Gur
Concept/composition, music: Tal Gur
Choreography: Jasmin Avissar
Dance: Jasmin Avissar, László Benedek (2017-2020), Žiga Jereb
Theater: Birgit Stöger, Jan Thümer, Kartin Grumeth
Costumes: Juhász Józsefné Irénke, Heidemarie Glaser
Tal Gur and Jasmin Avissar collaborate in a multi disciplinary performance of music and dance and theater, to examine the possibilities of performing arts to act as a tool for redefining family narratives and identities.
The performance follows the story of Arye and Sonja, Tal Gur`s grandparentswho survived the Holocaus, t on their route of refuge after World War II, portrayed through letters Arye wrote to his sister form their journey. since bringing mind crossing into open space as a "walking act", we attempt to find connecting points, concrete or abstract with the histories and stories of the place where we Iive and work. Thus try and create a sphere where we invite the audience to experince their own associations and mirrors for their own stories.
from the choreographer's notes:
"...In this performance we try to create an abstract space where all these stories; our fictional figures and situations, the embedded history of the city and literature texts representing different voices in society in the past and present , all have an indirect dialogue, offering each time a different reflection, an invitation to connect and create our own associations about the past - the personal or collective past, and how it affects us today."