Choreography: Tom Weinberger
Dancers: Tom Weinberger, Milena Twiehaus
Music: Amos Ben-Tal
Lights: Tom Weinberger
Duration: 20 min.
The duet portrays a journey of encounters, where attempts and failures at intimacy are presented in different variations. It is a very personal yet universal portrait of two. The premiere was presented in 2015 at Korzo Theater in Den Haag, Netherlands.
“...An exciting game of attraction and repulsion, reminding of fragility and awkwardness of two young birds that haven't yet fully understood the mating dance.”
Born in Israel in 1987. Tom graduated from the Amal School of Arts and Sciences and joined the Batsheva Ensemble in 2005. He continued to the Batsheva Dance Company from 2008 to 2011, where he worked with Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. In 2012, Tom began freelancing and worked with Barak Marshall, as well as Company E in Washington, DC, where he set both Ohad and Sharon's work and served as rehearsal director. Tom was a founding member of Sharon's new project, L-E-V, and danced with the Gothenburg Ballet where he performed works by Peeping Tom, Marie Chouinard, and Alex Eckman. He was a guest artist with Michael Keegan Dolan's-Fabulous Beast Dance Theater (2013), with the Batsheva Dance Company (2014) and with the Forsyth Company (2015). He has been a Gaga teacher for the past 8 years, and has taught Gaga and Ohad Naharin’s repertory in schools such as the Netherlands Dance Theater Summer Program (2010 - 2014), the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Taipei National University of the Arts and Springboard Dans Montreal. Tom is a choreographer and began creating through Batsheva Dancers Create during his time with the Company. In 2014 he won the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival with his work Nemek, which has toured in Germany and Brazil.
Was born in 1984 in Germany. After completing her dance training at the Royal Conservatory in Holland and The Juilliard School in New York, she spent a few years working in several small companies in Europe, followed by dancing with Ensemble Batsheva in Tel Aviv. Since leaving Israel, she has freelanced with various choreographers in Europe, including Itamar Serussi, Amos Ben-Tal and Emanuel Gat. Milena is also part of the collective OFF Projects.
PHOTO: Rob Hogeslag