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THE SWAN AND THE PIMP

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“The Swan and the Pimp” is the second part in a trilogy of duets that deal with ethics and aesthetics. On an arena of dancers, pimps and rappers, Hillel seeks to reveal the voyeurism that lie beneath the aesthetic-artistic aura of dance. A journey around the clichés of dance and of traditional gender roles, through the emblematic figure of the swan.

PRESS

« KOGAN creates a kaleidoscope in which the frames change slowly and safely with a wonderful eye sensitivity to the changing geometric relationship. This is a fascinating and touching picture, mainly because of its relative simplicity, one that renews where everything has already been done. This is due to KOGAN’s tremendous sensitivity to shape, lines and volumes, and also to its remarkably precise performance (…) A dancer and creator of international renown, considered one of the two or three most brilliant and original creators who have established themselves in the Israeli dance world of the current generation, without argument . »
Dance/Talk

« “The Swan and the Pimp” is an intelligent and witty work that is performed in an excellent way. ” »
City Mouse

« KOGAN’s brilliance shines through in his ability to inject humor into the whole show. He whips out unexpected talents like rapping, leaving the audience in a fit of laughter, and even emerges in a surprise ‘costume’ in the final scene to put forth an epilogue that comes full circle as the initial vulnerabilities of a young dancer in crisis are transposed onto the once confident choreographer. (…) Simply put, KOGAN has done it again. »
Time Out

 

CREDITS

Choreography : Hillel KOGAN
Dancers: Hillel KOGAN et Carmel BEN ASHER
Artistic Advisors and dramaturg : Sharon ZUCKERMAN WEISER
Original music : Rejoicer
Other musics : P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY J. DILLA C. SAINT SAËNS
Lights : Ofer LAUFER
Costumes : Evelyn TERDIMAN

Executive production: DdD
Coproduction : Hillel KOGAN, DdD, Scène Nationale de Châteauvallon, L’Etincelle Théâtre de la Ville de Rouen
Support : Israël Lottery Arts Council, Israeli Ministry of Culture, la Briqueterie –-Val-de-Marne Choreographic Development Centre
Represented by : DdD – www.dddames.eu