Homework: Exercising Wombhood

Homework: Exercising Wombhood
A Cross-Atlantic Virtual Women Duet by Iris Erez and Marjani
Forté-Saunders
"Multiply, bodytalks, looking for synchronicity ferocity, and trust."

 

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An original duet between Israeli choreographer/performer Iris Erez

and California-based choreographer/performer Marjani Forté-Saunders.
This is a work-in-progress, lasting 25 minutes.
A conversation between the two artists, moderated by Gabri Christa, follows the work.

Iris Erez is a prize-winning Israeli choreographer/performer and teacher, based in Jerusalem.
She was the guest artist professor in the Reed College/Portland, OR Dance Department in Spring 2017.

 

Marjani Forté-Saunders, based in California, is a choreographer, performer, educator, community
organizer, and mother. She has been awarded residencies at Bard College, Baryshnikov Arts Center,
Petronio Residency Center and The Yard.  She toured with Urban Bush Women for five years.

Gabri Christa is the Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College of Columbia University's Dance Department. 

Commissioned and presented by White Bird.  Co-Production of MASH Dance House, Jerusalem.
This work is made possible in part through the support of the

Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco and
the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

Additional Support by Ellen Lippman and Steve Rosenberg.

IrisErez photographer Barbara Dietl (3)

Iris Erez

Photo Credit: Barbara Dietl

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Marjani Forté-Saunders

Photo Credit: Ian Douglas

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