Created by choreographer Keren Levi and is about the dancer's availability *. How can you see themselves available to perform in front of the audience and become objects of the audience's gaze, expectations, needs, judgment and perhaps also disapproval.
What do they agree to offer? What is their motivation for placing themselves in this position? How far can they or are willing to go to meet their own needs, their colleagues, and what they assume the wishes of the spectators are? And why do they expose themselves to this? What would an insurrection look like?
In Service, the dancers, personal portraits are paired in a choreographic machine with eternal availability. Always ready to serve with the best intentions. What can go wrong?
* (or) IN SERVICE is about the availability state of the dancer.
Keren Levi is a dancer, choreographer and educator, born in Israel but since 1997 active in Amsterdam. There she has her own company - NeverLike - which can be described as an interdisciplinary company that mixes (live) music and video art with choreographic art.
Keren Levi's works are ambiguous, raw, funny, provocative and she never leaves her audience unmoved. Her thoughts and ideas about the world are filtered through the participants and become both political and artistic experiences. She works close to the dancer and her work with the dancer is also the method itself. She asks, assigns specific tasks and weaves the results into the choreographic work. Kerner's interest is based on the dancer's history, values and perspective. Levi has won many awards for his choreographic work and these are frequently shown in Europe.
Seung Hwan Lee
Chang Leo Liu
Choreographer: Keren Levi