|Iris Erez performs Atleta Donna on Viale Garibaldi in Castello|
I caught part the performance this evening on Viale Garibaldi by the dancer Iris Erez. Entitled Atleta Donna, it's a three hour piece, in which the dancer in her glass room is, paradoxically, isolated in public. The essential drama in the piece is generated by the transparent walls, and by the way apparent boundaries between the dancer and her audience--as much psychological as physical--are explored and altered, reinforced or transgressed.
If you happen to be in Venice this weekend you can see this piece, and many others; a full listing of events may be found at:
It's a fascinating piece and merits much more attention, but there's a lot going on this weekend and right now I have to head out to the Festa di San Pietro di Castello (or San Piero de Casteo, in Venetian).
|Erez leaps up to toss a marker to a toddler--her own--on the other side of the glass|
|As you can see above, the dancer is free to invite a volunteer from the audience to join her in her glass room|