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Celebration of Freedom

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CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

A triple bill of contemporary ballet choreographed by Avinoam Silverman

Shedding Eve

Anvil 18

In Between (new work commissioned for Spotlight 2018)


Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation is very proud to present this wonderful evening of contemporary ballet featuring three works by Israeli dancer/choreographer Avinoam Silverman.

Shedding Eve is a solo work loosely based on the biblical character Eve, a prominent female archetype in Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions. This work examines our relationship to traditions and the tension inherent in the choices we make as we forge our own paths out of our histories. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we shed different aspects of ourselves as we continuously ask questions, learn and grow.

Anvil 18 presents a respectful critique of the ballet world. The title refers to the idea that ballet dancers are hammered, shaped and moulded both physically and psychologically by their experiences. It also looks at and gives expression to the range of feelings dancers experience such as frustration, joy, anger, sadness, helplessness, despair and excitement.

In Between is a new work commissioned for Spotlight 2018. Avinoam left his home in Israel at a fairly young age to come to the National Ballet of Canada and pursue his career. This work explores what happens to us when we leave our roots behind -- what do we sacrifice, what do we gain? How does it shape our identity and who we become? How does living ‘in between’ two worlds affect us psychologically and emotionally?

Press about Anvil 18, “Avinoam Silverman’s contemporary ballet demonstrates the incredible possibilities of this art form with its strength, beauty, focus and, at times, a sense of playfulness.” Elise Tigges, January 2018, The Dance Current

Presented by:

Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation

As part of Spotlight on Israeli Culture



LOCATION:

Betty Oliphant Theatre

National Ballet School of Canada

404 Jarvis Street


DATE:

Wed. May 30 – 8 pm


ADMISSION:

$30, including post-show meet and greet reception


INFO:

For info: CICF 416.932.2260


Generously Sponsored by:

The Lindy Green Family Foundation

Green Fischer Family Trust






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