In My Body, My Nation, Aloni examines the idea of decolonisation through a singular body. This physical pursuit involves disconnecting from taught and imposed philosophies, with an eye to liberating the authentic self and creating a unique physical space for it.
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ilDance is an independent contemporary dance company based in Gothenburg, Sweden since 2012 and directed by its founders Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer. It operates artistic, cultural, social and international projects.
ilDance is the initiator and coordinator of International Contemporary Dance Collective, currently co-founded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the operator of Sweden’s only professional junior dance company- ilYoung, the Swedish authority of Gaga Movement Language, and partner in numerous international co-operation projects. The company is renowned for its rigorous and visceral art which is often politically conscious and stands out in its sincerity.
Israel Aloni Independent choreographer, educator, performer, writer & provocateur.
Their choreographic work has been presented around the world. They have been continuously developing a powerful artistic voice which transcends boarders and truly captivates the audience.
After watching Aloni’s work, CATHARSES, in Copenhagen, the Danish author and critic, Michael Svennevig wrote: “It felt as if I was seeing contemporary dance for the first time, as if it were a brand new fresh language”
Aloni’s work often addresses social-political topics and masterfully converses with the public discourse, such examples include; HERE THERE YET NOWHERE from the international co-production GODLIKE (2016), where Aloni interrogated the impact of fanaticism on sanity, #GHETTO (2017) they addressed the distractive effect of labels and tags on compassion and solidarity, and My Body My Nation (2019) where Aloni attempts to decolonise their own non-white, non-binary and non-conforming physical body from concepts, philosophies and behaviours which have been forced upon it.
As a performer for nearly two decades, Aloni created and performed a vast repertoire of globally acclaimed choreographers such as Sasha Waltz, Mats Ek, Wim Vadekaybus and Club Guy And Roni to name a few.
Aloni is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of ilDance, an independent contemporary dance organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden; the architect and international project manager of International Contemporary Dance Collective (iCoDaCo) which is co-founded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Aloni is Advisory Board member for both BIRCA - Baekkelund International Residency Centre for Artists on Bornholm, Denmark & Tasdance in Tasmania, Australia.
MY BODY MY NATION
Choreography and performance: Israel Aloni
Dramaturgy: Keren Rosenberg
Previews: Amsterdam - The Netherlands, Melbourne - Australia, Bornholm - Denmark.
Premiere: March 25th 2019, Bristol, UK