Numbia (2009)

The body as an archeological site. The dancers search it for sensation till the point of pain. From the ruins of the body a desire for oblivion or an alternative memory is revealed.

Choreography: Iris Erez

Dancers co-creators: Asaf Aharonson, Lee Meir, Maya Weinberg

Rehersal director: Amit Hadari

Music: Andrew Liles

Music design and editing: Karni Postel and Orpaz Agranov

Costume design: Inbal Lieblich

Light design: Uri Rubinstein

Photo: Itay Marom

The work was premiered at curtail up festival 2009 under the artistic direction of Yasmeen Godder.

The work was supported by Teva company and by the dance department, Culture and sport office of Israel.


 "… Wonderful dancers… The movement materials burst out mercilessly, far beyond any consideration of the human body's physical limitations. They are cruel and painful, and are remarkably refined and stylized." (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)

"Iris Erez created an excellent work, original and moving, and her co-creaters…all of them are part of this success.

This personal portrait can be perceived also as a social portrait, as a deep image of a painful society, torturing and tortured. " (Gabi Eldor, Dancetalk online)

The piece brings out the curiousity to see more from the amazing erez both as a choreographer and dancer." (Gitit Ginat, Achbar Hair online)

"There is a certain courage in Erez work and an attempt to express an interesting idea in a tangible way." (Zvi Goren, Habama online)