This Gentle Moment

Hi Absalon,
in the cell,
in Tokyo or Paris?
you scream (at me)
I scream (at you)
we stay apart
we, meaning you
meaning gone
too
fast

With This Gentle Moment, I am creating a duet film for two performers built on the materialization and physicalization of encounters around queer lived experiences. In directing my attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, I want to set off on a choreographic reflection on living in and with a pandemic at a time when our society as a whole has been gripped by one anew.

This Gentle Moment is the first of a series of three works that are inspired by visual artists who passed away from HIV/AIDS. As a choreographer, I am negotiating the essence of their artwork from the perspective of contemporary dance. This Gentle Moment is a homage to Meir Eshel Absalon’s work Proposal for a Habitat. We built and inhabited spaces in which we ask for the relationship between queer (social) bodies and places to experiment with isolation and its resonance. (Nitsan Margaliot)

Film by Nitsan Margaliot | Dance Eli Cohen & Nitsan Margaliot | Direction and Editing Dalia Castel | Camera Michelle Ettlin | Second Camera Dalia Castel | Dramaturgy Juan Corres Benito, Laura Kirshenbaum | Script Advisor Chelsea Zeffiro | Music Grégoire Simon | Voice Dan Touitou | Costumes Eran Shanny | Set Design Nitsan Margaliot, Gil Shachar, Nevo Bar | Technical Management Torsten Litschko | Production Management Uta Engel

In co-production with and supported by English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.
This Gentle Moment is supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.

Trailer
Watch on the SPECTYOU catalog

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