Homesick (2010)

In the space between the familiar and the unfamiliar, people search for a place in their bodies and surroundings where they can feel 'at home'. Their encounters redefine the intimate and public spheres as interwoven action arenas, and raise questions about the necessary and inevitable existence of the Other within us. The concept of Home breaks down into different meanings ranging from the private to the political, and reveals the fragility of the place in which we live in.

Choreography by Iris Erez

Dancers co-creaters: Asaf Aharonson/ Adi Boutrous, Ofir Yudilevitch/ Matan Daskal, Tami Lebovits

Sound design: Reckless Feet

Music: Mount Eerie, A Silver Mt.Zion, Reckless Feet

Costume design: Inbal Lieblich and Tamar Levit

Light design: Tamar Or

Stage design: Hilla Ben-Ari

Rehearsal Director: Alex Shmurak

Production: Alon Schwabe

Photography: Itay Marom

The piece was premiered at the Curtain Up festival 2010 under the artistic direction of Tamar Borer

From the press:

"This is a fullhearted work that bleeds towards us…"Homesick" is doing something that other dance works have not done here ever before-It relates to a philosophical idea. Moreover, it also creates through it a political statement.It relates to a philosophical idea. Moreover-it creates through it a political statement." Shir Hacham, WallaIt relates to a philosophical idea. Moreover-it creates through it a political statement." Shir Hacham, Walla

The same supreme quality that appeared when Erez was on stage suddenly reappears, though she herself is not on stage." (Shir Hacham, Walla, 28/2/2011)

"There is dance and there is the dance of Iris Erez. A dance that dances like the way we breath, without the need of pathos,and it is intuitive and intellectual all at once.(Anat Zecharia, Yediot Acharonot, 21/8/2011)

 "What makes the piece so beautiful and touching is the movement language and the hypnotizing performance of the 3 dancers that live fully the complicated process that Erez created.(Zvi Goren, Habama, 27/12/2011)