Maine Heroine is a physical collage that wishes to embody the presence of street folk within the arena of an ongoing live happening. by Using the performance as a disturbance and the gallery entrance space of Mandel art center as a street, the dancer moves freely between ready-made fragments of performative material to long sessions of freeze as portrayed in ‘Nice Guy’ addicts.
Nice guy is a heavily addictive SYNTHETIC STREET drug that is used by some street folk (in Israel and primarily in south Tel Aviv). the drug creates a freeze like state, in places where there is an abundance of addicts it is common to see people lying or sitting in frozen postures within the “functioning” masses that are walking to their daily routines, LIKE drug induced tableau vivants. IF DUE TO THE DRUGS OR/AND TO TRAUMATIC LIFE AND EXPERIENCES, addicts are also prone to STRUGGLE WITH psychotic breakdowns- painfully performative and completely communicative in regard to the upper mentioned periods of stasis.
the presence of the dancer is not that of a formal performance but aN EXPERIMENT IN EMBODYING A PRESENCE.
THE PIECE WAS COMMISSIONED BY 'DIVER' FESTIVAL, for the purpose of DELVing INTO ONE OF THE CHARACTERS FROM THE PIECE 'ASTRATE' BY KIM TEITELBAUM AND MORAN YITZHAKY ABERGEL.
peremiered at diver festival 2019
supported by mandel cultural center in jaffa.