While moving through a labyrinthine and multi-layered space, composed of sets and requisites selected from works she made over the course of twenty years, Dar is tracing the rapidly evaporating elements she created. The wrappings that defined the spaces in which those works existed, are present as archaeological evidence to their vanished content and serve as a trigger for questioning its contemporary essence. ‘Inventory’ moves between periods, vantage points and sites in which these creations are present both in the personal and the collective memory. This chaotic and fragmented act dictated by memory's fragility and multi-faced nature, rely on the tangibility of physical materials to allow an ephemeral body of works to be decomposed and be weave into something new.
Excerpts from critics:
"Dar, whose works have always included a very significant philosophical and theoretical side, manages in ‘Inventory’ to put body and material at the central place. The forced separation from her studio is not only a real estate issue, but also opens a series of questions about the relationship between the real and the creative, on the conditions without which art cannot be created, or maybe the art created under impossible conditions. As in ‘NoaNoa’, here too, it is a pleasure to watch her dancing, devoted entirely to choreography and movement. Hopefully, the expected evacuation will not stop her from creating."
Tal Levin, Ha’aretz, November 5, 2019
"Most of all, she made an impression herself. What else can you aspire to? At the end of the piece, she covers all the decor with a huge canvas, as is customary to cover furniture for a long period of absence. Yes, it's sad, but at the same time, I thought what a wealth of great work hidden there. She challenged herself with a work that came from a place of much artistic honesty, and of course talent and knowledge that is a solid foundation for everything she created. Dar can look at the huge canvas that covers the decors of her works with satisfaction, comfort, and even happiness. Its seems that she didn’t say her last word yet."
Ruth Eshel, ‘Dance’s diaries’ October 2019
Choreographed and performed by: Noa Dar
Musical Score and Sound design: Elad Schneiderman
Space design: Noa Nassie
Light: Noa Elran
Artistic consult and rehearsals manager: Yael Venezia
Costume, set and props design by: Moshik Yosifov, Atalia Ben-Menachem, Einat Nir, Avi Sechvi, Polina Adamov, Svetlana Berger, Michal Shamir, Nati Shamia Ofer, Michal Basad
Musical excerpts from Noa Dar’s Works by: Avi Belleli, Uri Frost, Israel Bright, The Tractor’s Revenge, Karni Postel
Text excerpts and voices telling memories by: Yosef El Dror, Iris Lana, Shelly Kling, Asaf Shatz, Nachshon Stein, Noa Rosenthal, Noa Shavit, Ilaya Shalit, Nir de Volff, Miki Bash, Irad Matzliah, Shlomit Fundminski, Mor Nardimon, Maya Brinner, Renana Raz, Noa Dar, Michal Mualem.
Premiere: 24th September 2019, ‘Diver Festival‘, Noa Dar dance studio, Tel Aviv
Duration: 75 min