MASH Dance Berlin 2024

No Forest / Shoresh / Whenever I`m alone

Uri Shafir, Gil Kerer, Olivia Court Mesa

No Forest / Shoresh / Whenever I`m alone

Machol Shalem Dance House (MASH) is an innovative dance centre and a leader in the field of performing arts. It is also connected to the community.
MASH presents a unique, multicultural and diverse dance scene. Each year, MASH commissions new dance work and produces original content. MASH also runs exchange programmes, dance shows and events. The centre runs the annual Jerusalem International Dance Week and an international choreography competition. MASH also helps other dance centres and festivals around the world to work together.
MASH has developed an innovative technological platform for filming, creating, and viewing dance performances in a 360 VR format. It stands at the forefront of the fusion of art and innovation in the field of stage video. Editing and projection of dance works in the VR library are presented in an interactive, immersive, and sustainable way with the assistance of VR headsets both in Israel and worldwide.

A production by Machol Shalem Dance House (MASH) in co-production with DOCK ART, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.



22./23./24. August, 19 Uhr
triple show:
Uri Shafir: No Forest
Gil Kerer: Shoresh
Olivia Court Mesa: Whenever I`m alone
[Description see text below 👇]

25.August, 19 Uhr
Uri Shafi: Habitat

Duration each evening: 50 min.


22./23./24. August, 19 Uhr

Uri Shafir: No Forest

It would seem that there are no places farther apart or more distinct in their essence
than the forest and the theater’s stage; The forest is a place where everything happens -
untold, undescribed, disorganized, untidy.
In this solo, a dancer wishes to enchant the choreography as if it were a forest -
unpredictable, sizzling with life and, full with hidden, tangled, intertwining paths.
Finally, the stage could be a place where it is possible to disappear, to cast doubt, to get
lost, as a must to survive in a world in which the mind exhausts its paths.

Choreography, Concept: Uri Shafir
Music: Uri Shafir
Mix: Itzik Gil Avizohar
Costume Design: Tal Uriel
Light Design: Nadav Barnea
Rehearsal Direction: Anat Va’adia
Artistic Guidance: Dana Ruttenberg and Oded Graf

The piece premiered as part of Curtain Up 2021 with the support of the Ministry of
Culture and Sport. The piece received support from the Yasmeen Godder Company, the
National Lottery Association in collaboration with the Mandel Cultural Center as part of
the residency program

Gil Kerer: Shoresh

letting go from fantasies of collapse and delusions on abandonment.

Choreography: Gil Kerer
Dancer: Korina Fraiman
Music: Das wohltemperierte Klavier 1 Fugue No.18 in G-Sharp Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach - Friedrich Gulda
Rehearsal Director: Alex Shmurak

Premiered as part of Between Heaven and Earth Festival 2022, Jerusalem. The piece was awarded for the 3rd place in the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2023.

Olivia Court Mesa: Whenever I´m alone

The piece is the voyage of a woman into the raw, mechanical, burning and urgent, hidden and fragile layers of herself - her body serving as an inseparable companion for a dialogue.

Concept, choreography, performance: Olivia Court Mesa
Co-creator: Yochai Ginton
Costume: Olivia Court Mesa
Sound design: Roey Haon
Light design: Nadav Barnea

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No Forest - Teaser