PSYCHE - RESEARCH PROJECT
WE ARE BACK!
Finally after a very long break Hagit Yakira and company had another fascinating research period with over 100 people from all around the world. Some joined live in Stavanger, Norway, and some joined online via Zoom, and for over six weeks we all had developed, searched and researched Psyche.
Five dancers, first year students (University of Stavanger/ Faculty of Performing Arts), 40 people from Stavanger community, accompanied with live music composed and performed by our wonderful Anna and the Bjergsted Vocalensamble performed Psyche - work in progress for 4 performances followed by post-show talks. Alongside the performances our wonderful filmmaker Kiraly Saint claire made an installation made of all the video we received from the Zoom participants. WHAT A WEEKEND THIS WAS! The feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive. People wanted more!
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HAGIT GOT A NEW ROLE!
After a long maternity leave Hagit is back to work with a new position. She is now the Pro Dean for research and innovation at the Faculty of Performing Arts and the University of Stavanger Norway.
Alongside her work at the university Hagit continues working with her company and is about to start a new research project Psyche. Watch this space for more information.
At the university Hagit created work for the first year students titled: 'Here, and now. With everyone' which was then developed into a massive performance at Stavanger Konserthus. over 100 dancers and singers performed the piece for Stavanger Konserthus' 10th anniversary.
Hagit will be creating a piece for 3rd years students' graduation performance.
PSYCHE - A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT
During the lockdown Hagit had initiated her new project Psyche online. What started as an experiment, became a truly meaningful and inspiring project, and that's only the beginning.
Hagit had invited Inbar Jeffery, a filmmaker and a long time collaborator, to join her in this online adventure. For one month Hagit reached out to people via social media to respond to various creative tasks. People from all around the world sent their videos, images, poems, thoughts, and stories.
In the second phase, Hagit and Inbar invited people to join them for ZOOM breakfast storytelling. For 5 weeks, in 5 parts, Hagit told the tale of Amor and Psyche, which is the point of departure of her new research project. For each part of the story that was revealed, we shared a discussion where participants were invited to respond to a new creative task. These thought provoking conversations over zoom inspired many to create and engage.
During the summer, Hagit and Inbar will gather what was shared as part of the next phase of the journey.
Stay tuned for some truly interesting things to come.
SOME ONLINE ACTIVITIES
Hagit Yakira dance received funds from Stavanger Kommune to develop Psyche - work in progress into an online live performance.
In May 2023 Hagit Yakira dance, alongside people from all around the world, will perform online via ZOOM.
Stay Tuned for more information.
OUR NEW TRAILERS / PSYCHE - RnD
HAGIT RECEIVE HER PHD FROM TRINITY LABAN/ CITY UNIVERSITY
Hagit received her PhD. Her thesis is titled: Relational Autobiographical Choreographies - on a new choreographic practice.
AUDIENCE MEMBERS TALK ABOUT HAGIT YAKIRA DANCE
"It was honestly something INCREDIBLE to witness. I was smiling the whole way through at delight in how exquisitely crafted it was. I admire your committment to honing something truly excellent and alive and breathing".
"I haven’t been so moved by anything for such a long time. It was all so incredibly simple and so deep at the same time. As probably every member of the audience I felt that this piece speaks about me, my weaknesses, my desires, my fears… All dancers were just extremely beautiful, I watched them revealing themselves with a big respect and in amazement."
"This whole experience left me feel awakened..."
And here is a quote from the Exuent Magazine: "Contemporary dance, like its visual art equivalent, can have a bad reputation.... it doesn’t really seem like the people speaking the language want you to know it. Hagit Yakira’s work stands out because it radiates generosity. It feels like it wants you to understand, to share with you its ideas...". For the whole article please click here
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