"Castle" - A Work by Award-Winning Choreographer Rachel Erdos

Dance Performance in the Community

"Castle" - A Work by Award-Winning Choreographer Rachel Erdos

Israeli/British choreographer Rachel Erdos' piece exploring global political situations and humanitarian conditions to be performed in Los Angeles.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291
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The Y&S Nazarian Center is pleased to help bring Rachel Erdos to Los Angeles for a master class for UCLA dance students as well as this community-organized performance.

The work "Castle", choreographed by Israeli/British choreographer Rachel Erdos, is an intimate duet in which the dancers are trapped in a square of 2.5 x 2.5 meters. Florescent lights demarcate their territory and they inhabit it. The work was created in reaction to the current political situations and living conditions in many places in the world. Wars are fought over small pieces of land and borders are constantly changing and defining who we are. We live in over-populated cities, and are forced to inhabit smaller and smaller spaces. This work questions whether the walls make us prisoners in our own castle or protect us, whether we are trapped or free -- in our minds, our homes, our lives, or our countries.  

"Castle" will be performed by dancers Yoav Grinberg and Yali Elimelech.

For more information and to purchase tickets (General Admission - $15 | Students - $12), please visit the event website.

About the Choreographer

Rachel Erdos is an award-winning independent choreographer born in England and currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. She received her MA from The Laban Centre London specializing in choreography. Her work has been seen around the world including Israel, UK, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Norway, South Africa, Slovakia, China, Denmark, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and the U.S.Her many awards include first prize in the AICC International Choreography Competition in Aarhus, Denmark (2008), City Dance Ensemble’s commissioning project, Washington DC (2009), Artist of the Year in the field of dance by The Ministry of Absorption, Israel (2012), NorthWest Dance Project’s Pretty Creative Commission prize, Portland USA (2014) and Independent Choreographer of the Year by the Ministry of Culture, Israel (2015). She has received commissions from companies in South Africa, US, England, Denmark, Norway and Israel, and her work has been shown in some of the most prestigious venues, including The Kennedy Center, Washington DC and the Royal Opera House London.