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5.7.23 | 20:00

These 2 Shall Pass

Creation and Performance- Oryan Yohanan and Ilana Sarah Claire Bellahsen

An animalistic, grotesque, sexy, exciting and self-humored duet that stirs, bewitches and presents an eye-opening take on the feminine experience.


"Women are not an animal you can beat... there is insight and there is intelligence and there is cognition and there are feelings... women are animals. Animals with rights".

(Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2020)


In an era in which there is a constant strive for the next "hot" thing and in the midst of a global process of recognizing gender inequality, Oryan and Ilana investigate, have fun with, and go wild by the common and contradictory statement "this too shall pass".


"As women, we are fed up with the multitude of "advises" directed at us nonstop. It seems that everyone has better insight for us on how to be a better woman, a calm woman, an attractive woman, an easygoing woman, a woman who constantly needs to change and adapt herself. We find ourselves in an absurd situation in which we are in a constant internal conflict, that raises many questions: what am I REALLY going through? What is passing through me? What will pass? And what will remain?"


In the piece they sing, dance, act, cry and laugh, testing out a woman in front of another woman, a woman in front of herself, and a woman in front of man.


These 2 Shall Pass examines different states of tension that arise in the collision between two opposites; between social dictates and personal and authentic desires; between accepted aesthetic models and the ability to break them in search of a personal voice; between the glorification and objectification of women in popular culture, and censorship and oppression in religion; between the rape-culture and violence against women, and women’s biological power to create life and strive for peace; between the language, that creates reality, and reality that misses us out.


Credits:

Creation, Performance, Design and Production- Oryan Yohanan and Ilana Sarah Claire Bellahsen

Artistic Adviser- Idit Herman

Vocal and Musical Guidance- Reut Rivka, Yoav Meir Weiss

Moroccan Language Guidance- Tamar Bloch

Costumes Seamstress- Yulia Yakubashvili

Soundtrack- Haim Nachman Bialik, Spice Girls, Madonna, Aqua, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Shimon Buskila, Radiohead, Kami Sen Sans, Guns N' Roses.

PR- Karnit Aharoni

Manual Labor Project Coordinator- Nilli Maman

Created with the support of Clipa Theater for the "Manual Labor" project 2022

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