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Dance and protest in the public sphere

I use academic writing to explore the connection between politics, body, and movement. This theoretical perspective that correlates gender, performance, and protest raises important issues about the body and mobility in the public sphere: What is public space? Who is entitled to move freely in it? To whom do movement restrictions apply? What political, identity, and gender expressions are subjected to oppression by force and restriction? In what spatial, mobile, and performative expressions is oppression embodied in everyday life? How do performance, dance, and protest work as a political agency?

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Dancing the Covid_19 Pandemic 

This Lecture focuses on the term ‘Movement’ regarding the unique forms and restrictions manifested in the public sphere during the Covid_19 pandemic in Israel in 2020. I discuss two choreographies: AMPHI by Omer Krieger and About Blindness - an intervention in Public Space by Dana Hirsch-Laiser. 

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Dance and Religion in the streets of Jerusalem

Following the Battle against the exclusion of women from the public sphere, the lecture demonstrates how dance is used as a tool to redefine cultural norms in Jerusalem.

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The Balfour protests: Performance, movement, and gender 

The lecture maps the unique forms of artistic and political activism at the Balfour protests. During the pandemic in 2020, it was the main stage for performance, dance, and community engagement. 


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Photo: Hanan Assouline

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