In Land-Research, Arkadi Zaides concentrates on presenting the individual voices of five performers from different backgrounds, exploring their inner relationship with the broad idea of land. Informed by a multitude of texts, images, bodily investigations and questions, which responded to their individual work process, the performers approach their bodies as a private landscape, shaped and challenged by its surrounding.

Zaides wishes to continue his exploration of relevant issues arising from the local setting in Israel. Grounded in the belief that art is a communication tool able to change and influence, the new work continues to deal with social and cultural issues in the local reality, by uncovering the complexities found in the lives of individuals, and expressing them through performative techniques. Out of a constant search for original expression, Zaides continues to seek a new language that grows out of the here and now. As in his previous works, artists of various disciplines will be joining the creative process, resulting in a mix of genres and languages that synthesize into one utterance.

Land Research Collaborators

concept, choreography and direction: Arkadi Zaides
research, guidance and artistic collaboration: Anat Cederbaum
performers: Yuli Kovbasnyan, Ofir Yudilevitch, Raida Adon, Sva Li Levy, Asaf Aharonson/Yuval Goldstein
photographer: Yuval Tebol
video design: Daniel Landau
music: Tom Tlalim & Chen Wagner
dramaturgy: Joanna Lesnierowska
light: Bruno Pocheron
artistic advise: Felix Ritter
costumes: Nadav Svetlov
producer: Yael Bechor technical
manager: Ofer Laufer
sound: Asaf Ashkenazy

production: Arkadi Zaides (Tel Aviv)
co-producers: Theatre National De Chaillot (Paris), Ballet National De Marseille in collaboration with KLAP (Marseille), Fabrik Potsdam, CDC Toulouse
residencies at: The Acco Theater Center (Acco), Amsterdam master Of Choreography (Amsterdam), KLAP (Marseille), Fabrik Potsdam
supported by: Israel Lottery Foundation (Tel Aviv), Israeli Consulate (Marseille), The Polish Institute (Tel Aviv), Art Stations Foundation (Poznan), Israel Consulate (Berlin), Fonds Podiumkunsten (The Netherlands)

Background photograph: © Tami Weiss