Raining Men

Or Marin as part of MASH Dance Berlin

Raining Men

The fourth edition of MASH Dance Berlin will take place between 10-19.3.23 and will present selected dance works and performances by choreographers who have been showcased at MASH‘s JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL DANCE WEEK 2022.

Choreographer / Dancers: Niv Sheinfeld, Oren Laor, Tal Adler Arieli, Roni Chadash, Or Marin, Merav Dagan, Stav Marin, Uri Dicker, Gilboa Eger, Tomer Giat

CEO MASH (Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem): Ruby Edelman
Technical Director: Yan Ardashnikova
Production: Ofra Idel

A production of Machol Shalem Dance House (MASH) in co-production with DOCK ART, Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
With the kind support of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Berlin.

March 10 / 11, 2023, 7 p.m. ART ATTACK / Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
March 17 / 18, 2023, 7 p.m. Raining Men / Or Marin [description below]
March 19, 2023, 7 p.m. TSENA URENA / Merav Dagan & Stav Marin


Raining Men
March 17 / 18, 2023, 7 p.m.
a Dancepiece by Or Marin

Three dancers naked on stage. Male bodies open up, examine gender boundaries, the masculine and feminine therein, to redefine the norms.

The piece uses the masculine appearance of the three male dancers and tries to open their gender boundaries, to redefine the maximal masculine and maximal feminine and the norms of those two.
The work explores and folds the "natural" into the produced "ready-made by tracing the power, violence, delicacy, sexuality and their cravings. It questions our definitions on men and heroism, as expected to be, and put the brave and the heroic on a pedestal but the reason of their heroism is empty and disconnected from context. The piece exposes androgynous creatures who do not know what role they must play if they adhere to their transient purpose - men and heroes.

Choreography / Stage Design / Costume / Soundtrack: Or Marin
Creating dancers: Uri Dicker, Gilboa Eger, Tomer Giat
Dramaturgy: Oran Nahum
Lighting: Omer Sheizaf
Rehearsal Director: Michal Ben Bassat
International Communication: Tomer Giat
Production: Yuval Gal
Photo: Vojtěch Brtnický

Language: Englisch
Length: 90 min

Notice: the performers appear nude

Premiere: January 24th 2020' Tmuna Theatre Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
The work was made possible thanks to the support of the Ministry of culture, The Choreographers Association, RE-SEARCH Dance Center, Ha'boostan Arts School Netanya and Rani Mediyan.