Take Down Prod. / Tel Aviv / Take Down
In the piece “Take down” Dror Liberman and Kazuyo Shionoiri present a violently physical manifestation of the independent artist’s fight for survival, this is amazing physical struggle- The couple does take pity in the body, the spank and bite each other, pull each other's hair, They throw each other on the ring's floor, push each other towards the invisible ring topes, using a great and surreal variety of acrobatics, throws and beatings.
this piece, that evokes attraction and repulsion at the same time, within the ridiculousness that is built into it, by the extremity and the strong engagement to the genre of the cheap entertainment, are actually pales compared to its reference- radicalization of discourse patterns, that surpasses anything we can imagine, and became just unbelievable.
this piece has created with a great awareness of the spectacle and the audience's role in the choreographed battle, and the two turn the focus from each other to a full-on spectacle of violence.
Dror Liberman is a young Israeli contemporary dance choreographer and performer, and an active member of the Clipa visual theater collective. He finished his studies at the Haifa Contemporary Dance School in 2013. Since then, as a freelancer he has cooperated with many different artists and dance companies, and as an independent choreographer he has developed own choreographic works
as well. The core topic of his interest is based on exploring the “Cultural Terrorism” as a diffrent ways that art can function in nowadays world. His works demonstrate a wide scale of skills and abilities. It is hard to relate to his works to one style or to one specific genre, as he strives to create a new language in every piece of his.
Kazuyo Shionoiri is a young Japanese contemporary dance choreographer, performer and a teacher, and an active member of the Clipa visual theater collective. she graduated M.A from the Department of dance and sports since in the The Japan Women’s College for Physical Education (JWCPE) at 2008. Since then, as a freelancer she has cooperated with many different artists and dance companies, and teaching in the university in Tokyo. The core topic of her interest is based on exploring the existential questions in the daily life, and present it in light way, full of humor, within the years she got many awards such a “Toyama artistic movement” (2005) “Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme For Artist” (2010) “Pola Art Foundation” (2012) for her unique promising and fresh voice as a choreographer.
from the critics:
Dror liberman and Kazuyo Shionoiri who created and performed in TAKE DOWN, which is their vision of a dark allegory of the day-to-day battles, as an indication to the narrow borders of our existence, to the everlasting distance from freedom. The couple does take pity in the body, the spank and bite each other, pull each other's hair, splash paint, as perhaps a metaphor for blood, on each other's faces (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)
The two are like characters in the golden days of WWF, they beat each other with no mercy, but with a great awareness of the spectacle and the audience's role in the choreographed battle. They throw each other on the ring's floor, push each other towards the invisible ring topes, using a great and surreal variety of acrobatics, throws and beatings. It is an artisitic emancipation, which allows a full release of the eros, and a de-masking of the hypocrisy of the bourgeois, by embrace the persona of the 'bad',' 'dark' and 'morbid'. TAKEDOWN is a fearless and aesthetic move (Anat Zcharia, Yediot Ahronot)
In TAKE DOWN, Dror Liberman and Kazuyo Shionoiri turn the radicalization of discourse patterns into a WWF-like ring where the two fight each other without limits or inhibitions. In a gradual process Shionoiri passes from complete passiveness to an active attack, as the two turn the focus from each other to a full-on spectacle of violence (Idit Suslik, City Mouse)