Created & performed by: Yotam Peled
Project management & distribution: Laia Montoya / TINA agency
Production: Sofia Fantuzzi
Documentation: Valentin Braun
The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Collider AIR / Contemporary Calgary, and Goethe Institute
migrena2x2 is a hybrid solo performance which exists in a confined space made of fragments of memory, introducing suspension and object manipulation. It is an abstract, contemporary interpretation of the story of biblical Jonah, embodying the notion of prophecy by exploring the subconscious, confronting traumas and fantasies. The burden of the performer is embodied by kettlebells, and its shed- ding unfolds through a ritual — between a prayer and a rave. An intensification of wild movement patterns causes the body to slowly deconstruct, decompose, melt and surrender to awaken an abstract material, a collective of limbs and organs devouring the space, emancipating hid- den spaces and surfaces, reaching catharsis and eventually self recognition.
Yotam Peled was born in Israel in ‘89, and has been practicing fine arts, athletics, and Capoeira since childhood. At the age of 21, after finishing his military service, he began dancing, and later on pursued higher education in contemporary circus. In 2015 he relocated to Berlin, and since then has been working as a freelance performer with several European choreographers Alongside performing he has been creating his own choreographic work, which toured venues worldwide, and engages as a guest teacher in various dance programs. As resident choreographer he worked in: ‘THINK BIG’ / TANZtheater International festival Hanover, TalentLAB#19 / Grand Theater Luxembourg under the mentorship of Hofesh Shechter, the Choreographic Center of Heidelberg, TanzLabor / ROXY Ulm, Skopje Dancer Theater, Tanzhaus Zürich, PimOff Milan and Altofest Naples. As of 2018 he acts as choreographer and artistic director of the ensemble ‘Yotam Peled & the Free Radicals’.