One of the themes of the 2017 Budapest Spring Festival is the Austro–Hungarian Compromise, which was made 150 years ago, as well as the period that followed, that of the dual monarchy. The Budapest Spring Festival and its professional collaborator, Sonia Produkciós Kft., announce a related fashion competition, whose terms can be accessed by clicking on this link.
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Sharon Eyal has collaborated with Gai Behar, another key figure of contemporary Israeli art, for a decade. Ori Lichtik, who is responsible for the music, joined them in 2013, when the three established their own company. Eyal had worked in the Batsheva Dance Company as a dancer and choreographer, while Behar had organized underground events with live music in Tel Aviv car parks and basements.
Trafó’s stage is as fitting a setting for their cooperation as a techno club. Their style blends the Gaga technique inherited from Batsheva with Eyal’s signature androgynous eroticism. Sensual, urban-tribal urges pulsate in an alienated, mechanical world.
L-E-V derives its name from the Hebrew “heart,” and Sharon Eyal’s choreography, OCD Love, is in part concerned with matters of the heart. The other chief interest is the obsessive-compulsive disorder, which hinders love. This powerful dance performance throbs with Ori Lichtik’s techno beats.