Sheinfeld & Laor: "Two Room Apartment" - © Efrat Mazor

Sheinfeld & Laor: "Two Room Apartment" - © Efrat Mazor

Sheinfeld & Laor: "Two Room Apartment" - © Dor Kedmi

Sheinfeld & Laor: "Two Room Apartment" - © Dor Kedmi

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor

Two Room Apartment Story - a Live Lecture Performance

What does it mean, to be a partner? Living together, working together? Which boundaries are drawn? Where is each person by themselves, when does intimacy become obvious? How do we deal with the boundaries within ourselves that hold us back? In 1987 Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal presented "Two Room Apartment" as a touching duet, which changed Israeli dance and received international awards. Twenty-five years later Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor – like Dror and Ben Gal, life partners and partners on the stage – pick up the piece. A minimalist study on the boundaries that mark our everyday lives. Sheinfeld & Laor give this duet about the habits and rituals that provide our lives with security and simultaneously restrict it, a "queer," fascinating new interpretation.

More information about the lecture that is specially produced for DANCE will soon be published.

Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4 p.m.


Artist Talk on May 14, 4.45 p.m. at the symposium Articulate! Activate! Protest!

By and with: Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
Based on the 1987 dance work by Liat Dror & Nir Ben Gal
Music: Ori Vidislavski, Elton John, Vains of Jenna
Artistic consultant: Keren Levi
Rehearsal management: Carmit Burian, Yael Venezia
Light design: Netta Koren, Wil Frikken
Drawing: Ruth Gwily
Photos: Gadi Dagon

Special thanks to Liat & Nir for giving us their consent to reenact the work.

The work was co-produced by Centre National de la Danse - Paris, and Grand Theatre - Groningen, and was assisted by the Israeli Lottery Fund for Arts and Culture.

 Israeli Ministry of Culture Tel Aviv Municipality  Israel LotterySuzanne Dellal CentreTmuna Theatre  CNDGrand Theatre Groningen