© Gadi Dagan

Quiet (2009)

Arkadi Zaides (Tel-Aviv)

October 12 and 13, 2012

October 12 and 13, 2012

World tour

Quiet of Arkadi Zaides is a whipping, beating and offensive work of art, bleeding itself and seeking to remind us that there is also something else other than the routine of fun.” – HABAMA (Israël)

Exceptionally rough-edged, intense and physical, Quiet is a high-impact work of impressive courage. In it a fiercely masculine foursome of Palestinian and Israeli dancers and actors free their demons. Exacerbated emotions catch fire on terrain booby-trapped by rage, fear, sadness and shame. A dance of despair that includes an impossible duet between an Arab judoka actor and a contemporary Israeli dancer, is anchored in alienation. In the midst of this inferno there nevertheless subsists an oasis of calm, where compassion can still exist.

In this playing field in search of humanity, graffiti of ducks’ heads cover the stage wall, a faithful reproduction of the graffiti found on Tel Aviv’s separation wall. Quiet is a charged-up, cliché-busting dance staged by a choreographer who is both fascinating and disturbing.

The independent choreographer Arkadi Zaides uses dance as a means to critically explore his country’s identity. A graduate of the prestigious Batsheva Dance Company, he is the creator of nearly a dozen pieces. His work has been acclaimed in Europe, Asia and North America. After Tel Aviv, New York, Bilbao and Tokyo, Montreal is the only Canadian stop on this leg of a world tour that began in 2010! Arkadi Zaides was born in the Soviet Union and is making his first visit to Quebec.

With Muhammed Mugrabi, Ofir Yudilevitch, Yuval Goldstein, Arkadi Zaides

Original music by Tom Tlalim

Press release

DFDanse prépapier par François Dufort, le 11 octobre 2012
Gazette interview by Victor Swoboda, October 9, 2012
DFDanse Critique par Élodie Mainville, le 15 ocotbre 2012
Rover interview by Cerys Wilson
Le délit entrevue par Katia Habra, le 17 octobre 2012
Movement Museum review by J.D., October 18, 2012


October 12 and 13, 2012

8 p.m.


$25 Flat rate

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