Yair Barelli was born in Jerusalem in 1981. He currently lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the CDC in Toulouse as well as the Essais program of the CNDC in Angers, under the artistic direction of Emmanuelle Huynh. He’s been developing a multidisciplinary choreographic practice that explores the theatre’s materiality. He creates his performances in the interaction with the audience, introducing a unique experience on each occasion. His work is presented in theatres, art galleries and art centres such as Actoral (Marseille), Musée de la danse (Rennes), Next (Valenciennes), MC2 (Grenoble), Artdanthé (Vanves), La Galerie (Noisy-le-sec), FIAC (Paris), Power Station of Art (Shanghai), Bétonsalon and Villa Vassilieff (Paris).
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en Yaïr Barelli - ZAMAN contre toi
ZAMAN contre toi uses a politically conflicting situation between two countries as a pretext for a rapprochement. One against the other, and Yaïr reveal their meeting, their similar situation of disorientation in France, the criticism and the lack of their countries of origin. The popular songs, of which they are both critical and nostalgic, become a political, linguistic and performative playground, as they are interpreted back and forth between their native language and French.
During their residency at BUDA, and Yaïr will rehearse in response to the first professional performances that have taken place a few weeks before.