Hagar Tenenbaum (IL/BE)
Hagar Tenenbaum is a choreographer, illustrator and dancer based in Brussels. Her work derives from self-invented methods based on repetition and rhythm, which weave together movement, speech and drawings in a poetic and humorous way. In her choreographies, Hagar opens up a range of possibilities for sense and non-sense making. By focusing on movement and nuances of expression, she allows her talking-moving body to find new sensorial forms of communication and entertainment.
Hagar Tenenbaum (IL/BE): Opening Dance
Hagar works with the idea of the mute body. This means a body that in order to be heard, needs to be looked at; such a body approaches movement as an elaborated speech. Following this line of thought, she is creating a dance piece focusing on physical humour and inspired by mime techniques, where the body can be more awkward than graceful, more ridiculous than sublime.
What we find comedic (or just funny) is sensitive to changing contexts. It is sensitive because the funny is always tripping over the not funny, sometimes appearing identical to it. (Lauren Berlant)