“Anu" (”Us"), seeks to examine, separate and categorize, a collection of materials from which a personal identity made from. A story of an identity, which was formed at a social reality in which national myths, history and private biography woven together in a tangle of influences that dictate the course of its life.
In “Us”, Noa Dar observing the impact made upon the individual, who brought up in a society that focuses on principles such as nationalism, socialism and militarism.
Dar’s action here is to disentangle the knots and to create kind of a "User Guide", dedicated for the individual who seeks freedom of action and making choices, in a society which become withdrawn, emotionally opaque and uniformly thinking.
By: Noa Dar
Premiere: 29 November, 2009. Curtain Up, Suzanne Dellal, TLV
Dancers – Creators: Coralie Ladam, Alon Bracha, Noa Shilo
Original Music and editing: Roy Yarkoni
Musicians: Raz Vintroub-Harpsichord, Galia Hay-Viola, Boris Marchinoveski-Accordion
Music for "Priest Blessing": Meir Shashoua, Singer: Avi Balleli
Exerts from Music: Gustav Mahler: 3rd symphony, Alfred Schnittke: Quintet for Piano and Strings
Lighting Designer: Hani Vardi
Costumes: Einat Nir. Set: Noa Dar
Photography: Tamar Lamm, Ara'le
Graphic Designer: Dorit Talpaz
Production: Curtain Up Festival, Israel Festival, Noa Dar Dance Group
Duration (Anu): 35 Min.
Supported by: The Ministry of culture – The Dance Department