Arnica – reviews
From the Press:
"Arnica by Noa Dar becomes a fascinating touching dance evening, which succeeds to make these series of solo excerpts into a full complex, multi-layers creation that deeply touches the routes of dance and at the essence of the dancers' art, who flourish in this performance like the Arnica flower that produces the healing miracle remedy for their wounds. Thus, "Arnica" turned from being an individual private creation, to a performance that heals the spectator who yearns for his personal dance experience." (Zvi Goren, Habama online. Dec. 07)
"Arnica excelled with an enchanting body language, beautiful performance execution and thrilling music. There is pleasantness in the dancing of the 3 dancers, in the differences between them, in the straightforwardnesstheyrelate to the music and space. It is impossible to lay a hand on what the threedancers bring from them selves to the stage, from the strength of their beautyand the frankness of their rich dance language." (Gabi Aldor, "City Mouse Online", Dec. 2007)
"It is a deep dance of dancers with a life experience. Each solo is built thoroughly and it is possible to follow the clever moves in the development of the movement's scale… The performance execution arouses pleasure… The 3 dancers, including Dar herself possess a high quality technique. Dar, which was absent from stage for a few years, kept her ability and was renewed." (Ruth Eshel, "Ha'aretz", Dec. 12, 2007).
"This unpretentious production is modest in scale compared to her previous elaborate work Tetris with its physical and conceptual intricacies. Dar has composed this new evening as a string of miniature solo pieces, picked up from various works she created in the last decade and danced by three female dancers, including herself.
Although she hasn't been on stage for years, Dar seems to be in excellent shape. She managed to portray her idiosyncratic language with great charm. Michal Mualem and Shira Rinott – fine dancers in their own right – contributed their own colors as interpreters of Dar's lexicon. Arnica is meticulously choreographed and Dar was empowered, funny, devilishly daring and totally contemporary." (Ora Brafman, "Jerusalem Post" , March 12, 2008)
"I already forgot how exciting a dive to a dance performance can be, it uproots the verbal dialogs and gives the stage to the body and the music to not only flirt with us, the spectators, but also to compel us to ask questions and to check for answers. It is possible to open a window to our souls and to touch places that stayed locked up most of the time, an enchanting performance!" (Hani Davidor, "1909" Website, Dec. 2007).
More on Arnica: Press for enter links
Jerusalem Post on Arnica (11 December 08)
Arnica in Costa Rica (April 08)