LILACH ORENSTEIN

 

Lilach Orenstein is a dancer, choreographer and producer 

Out of the entire spectrum of reaction, I find the unique individual responses each of us have for similar situations to be fascinating. Our past experiences, cultural background, expectations and mindset are the key for understanding why we respond the way we do. I particularly like to explore situations where an individual acts against a certain law, etiquette or social expectations because in those very moments can we uncover our true nature. Breaking out of conformity is a lot harder then we would like to think.
Examples of conformity can be experienced everywhere, from standing in lines, to listening to people in uniforms. In my works I confront with the individual’s dilemma of when is it worth to breach the accepted norms, what it takes and what is the cost.

 

Original Works

 

DANCING FROM OTHERS

CHOREOGRAPHY: LILACH ORESNTEIN
ARTISTIC SUPERVISION: ANAT SHAMGAR
COMPOSER: ODED KEREN
DANCERS: IREN KAMYSHEV AND SHAY ASHKENAZI

In life we don masks which reflect different parts of our identity to our surroundings. It is actually when our faces are exposed that we are complacent about what lies beneath the surface. It might in fact be that when we see someone in a mask, our curiosity is awakened, and we gain a deeper glimpse of the other's inner world. In her creations, Lilach engages with questions of identity as she delves into the dilemmas of the individual vs society – the effect of the external on the internal, as the inner self crystallizes. Her work is influenced by Frida Khalo's and Yona Wallach's struggles with the social realities of their lives. In our world, the accepted norms trample the individual voices and create an orchestra of borrowed voices which hatch from your mouth as though "someone else is speaking from your throat" (Yona Wallach - Bird)

REJECT - RECEIVE > REACT!

CHOREOGRAPHER: LILACH ORENSTEIN
COMPOSER: BRACHA BADIL
DANCERS: NETA HADAR, IREN KAMISHEV, LILACH ORESNTESIN

It was 2016. I was on the train when suddenly the train stopped. The police called everyone to evacuate. We were told there was an act of terror at the next stop. The terrorist already shot some people and run away - still uncaught. I was scared. An intense terror filled my heart of being unsafe and fragile. Out of the train I saw a woman crying and shouting. I wanted to help her but I was afraid 
The piece is divided into 3 parts: Rejection of the performers, Receiving one another in acceptance and Reacting by taking off the masks.

TERRITORIUM

CHOREOGRAPHY: LILACH ORENSTEIN
COMPOSER: ASAF SHLOMI
COSTUMES: YULI DAVIDOVICH

We fear, it is our nature. Anything that is different and unknown we alienate and repel. We have no control over our basic instincts - they were created for a reason. Yet some, the brave, can stay where other people chose not to take risks. If you look closely enough on the weird, you might learn on their miraculous inner world. Giving a chance - gives us a chance, not only to expose ourselves and enrich our world but also to improve thyself and open up to the unexpected.

WHITE ON WHITE

BY LILACH ORENSTEIN AND DANIELLA MEROZ

Cooperation between dance and animation, mixing the surreal images that could not exist in reality. a Performance of one dancer,  with characters in animation that where created from body parts of the dancer in the stop motion Technique. All on one stage. Special thanks: Sharon Balaban and Roby Edelman.

CENSERE

CHOREOGRAPHY: LILACH ORESNTEIN
DANCERS: TALI DONIN, IREN KAMYSHEV, LILACH ORENSTEIN

This work deals with concepts of censorship. Censorship is inspection and control on the dissemination of information. If one wants, censorship can be used to control the consciousness through the decision about what content will reach the people. The work is presenting the character of a critic who has the power and free choice to illuminate dancers according to his preferences. As the audience learns soon enough, the censor's opinion does not match their own about what is best, what is beautiful and what should be shown and emphasized. The show raises questions among the audience about what kind of contents we are encountered with in our daily life. It reminds us that most of the times the information we receive is filtered and assembled for us with additional agendas on top - courtesy of the censor.

ONIONS

CHOREOGRAPHER: LILACH ORENSTEIN
DANCERS: LOVE HELLGREN, LILACH ORESNTESIN

Original duet piece

 
 
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