photo: Marco Pezzati

SOLO SIENTO

“This disturbed fog of shadows, raging within, how can I dissolve it?” Raymond Queneau

Zaides dances on stage, his shadow falls on a white screen at the back of the stage. As he moves, the shadow follows his steps, twitching or changing its form until no longer resembling a human figure. The mimetic practice reveals an inner struggle, an intensive dynamics that leaves Zaides lying on the ground in a state of exhaustion. A video projection portrays a dream-like scene: The shadow multiplies to creates hybrid shapes, while Zaides’ body hovers in mid air or bounces off the ground as if unconstrained by gravity. 

Solo Siento was premiered at the Curtain Up Festival, Tel Aviv, 2005.

Credits & Collaborators

By Arkadi Zaides/Gilad Jerusalmy, Shira Miasnik Choreography & dance Arkadi Zaides/Gilad Jerusalmy Video Shira Miasnik Music Adam Scheflan, Leni Ben Basat Sound mastering Ronen Rot Costume Brigitte Cartier (Baladi Company)
25—27 November 2021

In this second consortium meeting in Villa Gillet, Arkadi Zaides is joined by a group of researchers, theoreticians, human rights activists and humanitarian workers to create the Necropolis Virtual Memorial archiving the burial grounds of migrants who lost their lives on their way to Europe.