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LIFT Theatre: Voices for ‘I have a dream’ workshop with Renato Rocha

This hour long strong, moving performance is a sketch for a LIFT festival show that will take place in Tottenham in 2020.

I took part collaborating and making songs and voices through the show… and… In only 5 days – our group of amazing women artists from Tottenham who have just met each other for the first time – prepared a show about the dreams and the realities of marginalised women and their struggle.

It was an intense few days with so much artistic creativity and talent, falling in love with all those amazing women fellow artists I have met there, their ideas, and everything they have thought and said. Can’t wait for 2020.

 

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‘LIKE HONEY’ Dance/Vocals in Resolution Festival 2018

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I am now working with choreographer Becky Namgauds and dancer Amanda Pefkou on a new piece called LIKE HONEY, creating a singer – dancer duo piece which include synched and improvised moments between us.

The work participated in Resolution Festival 2018 at The Place, and the show received a standing ovation and great reviews. You can read Rachel Elderkin’s review for The Stage here –

The Stage review by Rachel Elderkin

“The closing week featured the performance of Like Honey, a solo work by upcoming choreographer Becky Namgauds. From the floor upwards, sound and movement grow in response to one another, the expansive vocals of Yael Claire drawing minute isolations of movement from dancer Amanda Pefkou‘s body.
As Pefkou finds her feet, a challenge to the audience flashing in her eyes, a stream of menstrual blood is figuratively shed and her restrained movement breaks into a fierce, earthy style. Like Honey is a bold work from Namgauds that blossoms into a defiant image of femininity.”

We are performing  “LIKE HONEY” NEXT WEEK SUNDAY 25th  in Culture Magazine Ladybeard in their coming event – Tickets can be found in here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ladybeard-presents-woman-srsly-tickets-44080617313


NGBK Gallery, Berlin: ‘This Is a Free Zone’

Exhibition’s Opening Event

A new Book and Films documenting “Queerhana” events that took place in Israel/Palestine more than ten years ago about local queer and Middle Eastern activists.

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The exhibition was curated by Queerhana organisers that now reside in Berlin, and took place in the NGBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

In the spirit of Queer Sisterhood – The opening event in NGBK Gallery included performers and singers from the Queerhana days, with myself headlining with SPIRITWO and a new repertoire of songs.

The event  was full of emotional and passion, I want to thank all the organisers, participants, and audience that attended!

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Fuel Theatre’s Opera – My special Solo

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A tour in Cardiff and Shows in London

Melanie Wilson’s Opera, “The Opera for the Unknown Woman” was growing as a choir for two months now – Last week we took Wales Millennium Centre and stunned the Audience. London Platform Theatre is next, this week.

As well as being part of the choir/chorus of the show – I am also doing a vocal solo “mawal” in this piece and I thank Melanie to inject that colour and let Arabic vocal music a place in her piece.

I must confess I had an incredible time being part of Melanie’s vision, which is dear to my heart, strong , brave and beautiful. She managed to interlock and marry so many different styles of music from Contemporary Classical, Electronic to a few World Music traditions with brave feminist monologues and strong video projections. I have seen her working and I have been profoundly impressed and inspired by her power as an artist. Her work is a call for action!!

This is a link to Melanie’s words, describing her work in the Guardian: do read and get inspired!

The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2016/jun/08/why-women-take-centre-stage-new-opera-for-the-unknown-woman-melanie-wilson?CMP=share_btn_fb

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Project on the go: New Opera

Just got a part in a new Contemporary Opera!

Melanie Wilson’s : “Opera for the Unknown Woman” will take shape from the 18th of April and will tour in June 2016.

We will be 8 singers, dancing and improvising in a few World music styles and Western choir harmonies!

watch this space! x

more info on – http://www.fueltheatre.com/news/casting-call-out-for-a-new-opera

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Middle Eastern singing & New Works

After my studies, new compositional works started to emerge, encompassing the many different traditions I was exploring in SOAS music composition class

Blends of Arabic music structures with Asian musical traditions such as : Balinese Gamelan, Indian Raga, and Arabic ‘Maquam’ Scales are intertwined with Western harmonies, electronic effects and other ‘edgy’ ideas stemming from my urban upbringing in Tel Aviv and London, its a new direction.


SPILL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

On Halloween 2014 the ‘Dark-to-Bright’ SPIRITWO solo show was preformed at the Spill National Platform.

Interactive moments were included with Kinnect programming by Alexander Brigden as well as a debut of the Song “I Feel Me” – a poetic solo ‘Black Metal’ work using a loop machine .

SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, photo by Guido Mencari.

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Taking part in ‘London Sprechchor’ by Philip Venables

The first talking choir in London by composer Philip Venables

February got me involved in a new exciting creation of the first “speaking choir” in London, by composer Philip Venables.

Philip Venables re-created an old idea from the socialist activist movements in Germany in the 40’s, bringing it to today’s London, commenting on actual politics.

Texts, melodies and scores were all work in progress, and were tested with us until our performance in St. Luke’s Cathedral (which was also recorded).

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SPIRITWO SOLO Roundhouse Gig

On May 10 2013 SPIRITWO gave a Solo Show at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The show combined Singing & performance props, electronic backings, vocal effects, spoken word, loop machines, and videos with interactive elements.

Presenting an intense, engaging emotional journey inwards – SPIRITWO steered up raw & sparkly images, an exclusive blend of humor and fright, depths and life philosophy.


NEW YORK / BERLIN – a new Photography book – with a SPIRITWO picture inside!

NEW YORK / BERLIN
Of the People/ Von Den Menschen-
A new Photography book  about the recent street/underground culture is out now with a SPIRITWO picture inside!
A New Photography Book about Underground and Street Culture of Berlin & New York City is Seeing Light Now!
– It is my honor to have a photograph of Spiritwo Solo included in the book. It made me feel my art is connected to history, trend and the culture of here and now, and a treat to know my work is getting noticed.
I love the photo chosen, and I love the Photographer – Aaron Kobilis
I can’t wait to get a copy of it and see other amazing pictures documenting the fresh spirit of those two inspiring cities !
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