In her recent work, Singular Sensation, Godder with the performers explores the question of who we are in the hyper informed, self-conscious world of “look at me” and how can we manage to find excitement, a true thrill or a deep connection to sensation. This question led the process from the plasticized and artificial all the way to a search towards finding the “authentic”, if such exists. The desire to please oozes out through the performers, as they are in search of finding a singular sensation. The world created on stage is one of 5 different individuals pushing the boundaries of their own numbness.
choreography: Yasmeen Godder co-artistic director and dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli in collaboration with the performers: Inbal Aloni, Ilaya Shalit/Sara Wilhelmsson, Eran Shanny/Matan Zamir, Tsuf Itschaky, Shuli Enosh music: Random Inc & Tim Hecker ; Throbbing Gristle ; Panda Porn ; Rona Geffen ; Ziv Jacob ; Gabi Lala stage design: Oren Sagiv light design: Tamar Orr costumes: Inbal Lieblich music editing: Gabriel Kricheli production assistance: Shira Korona rehearsal management: Anat Vaadia technical director : Uri Rubinstein sound engineer: Oren Cohen produced by : Yasmeen Godder co-production: Montpellier Danse 2008 , France Hebbel am Ufer Theater, Berlin, Germany, the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, Tel-Aviv ;.
Yasmeen Godder is funded by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, Dance Division. "Singualr Sensation" enjoyed the support of the Teva Foundation. The premiere shows in Europe and the travel to Japan enjoyed the support of the Israeli Lottery Council for the Arts. Special thanks to Dina Aldor.
The performance in Zagreb is supported through the assistance of the Embassy of the State of Israel, The Israeli Friendship Association and PLIVA
One of Israel’s leading choreographers, the recipient of numerous international awards including a Bessie, Yasmeen Godder was born and raised in Jerusalem, and moved to New York with her family at age eleven. She graduated from the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City, and received her BA from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Since 1999, she has been living in Tel Aviv and working with her own dance troupe. Her works have regularly been presented at the main dance festivals at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center in Tel Aviv, and various venues throughout the world, including Russia, Germany, England, Hungary, France, Holland, Italy Sweden, Japan, Korea and the US.
Dance Week Festival is produced by the production house Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples / HIPP ), a member of European DanceHouse Network and an awardee of EFFE (European Festivals for Europe) Label.