MY BODY MY NATION – 20. QUEER ZAGREB
My Body My Nation looks at the correspondence between the self and the body. It is a one-person, multidisciplinary performative act, where the ownership over the physical body will be examined from social, political and ethical standpoints.
By exposing and sharing autobiographical elements from Aloni’s life and drawing on current political and social phenomena, My Body My Nation attempts to decolonise the body from the cultures and manners that have been imposed on it.
Questioning the ownership over the body, detachment from the boundaries of social constructs and categories within which the system closes us, Aloni advocates emancipatory performance practices that do not omit, but critically approach gender issues.
Israel Aloni is an independent choreographer, educator, performer, writer and culture entrepreneur. After studying dance in Tel Aviv and Giv’atayim, Aloni danced a vast repertoire of globally acclaimed choreographers during their engagement with the Israel Ballet, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Between 2002–2017, Aloni created and performed a rich selection of repertoire with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (Sweden). As an independent choreographer, Aloni has developed their own choreographic language which is also the core of their teaching method. They have worked around the world with both professionals and students of higher education in independent structures as well as in institutions such as Regionteater Väst (SE), Norrdans (SE), Sasha Waltz & Guests (DE), NAROPA (US), Sydney Dance Company (AU), Estonian National Ballet, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and MAPDance Chichester (UK) to name a few.
Choreography and performance: Israel Aloni / ilDance (Sweden)
Dramaturgy: Keren Rosenberg
Photos: Megan Van De