Over the past decade, choreographer Galit Liss’s work has focused on the “physiological aesthetics” of the mature body in the contemporary dance scene.
In Blue Zone, which features an ensemble of 14 women between 65-80, Liss explores the experience of aging through the body and movement. She presents a way of navigating the performative and public sphere – one that challenges the conventional dancer’s body and prevailing social and political perceptions. Her performers expose the collective biography inscribed in their bodies, shaped by socio-national ideas and the Zionist ethos, and at the same time unravel it to allow space for the Eros and the private body.
In this moving and thought-provoking performance, past meets present and collective ideas succumb to private movements that test the aging body, raising questions about loyalty, identity, body, place and home.