International Tour Schedule
We’re thrilled to be embarking on the following international tours during this spring and summer. Our current touring repertoire of Mother’s Milk, Asylum, Horses in the Sky, and Asylum by Artistic Director Rami Be’er will be performed far and wide including the International Premiere of Asylum at the 2019 MODAFE Festival (International Modern Dance Festival) in Seoul, South Korea’s Arko Arts Theater and in Paris, France at the Théâtre de Paris. The new work will also be presented in Warsaw, Poland’s Teatr Studio. Teatr Wielki w Łodzi of Lodz, Poland will be presenting Rami Be’er’s Horses in the Sky and Mother’s Milk.
Part of our spring and summer season will feature Horses in the Sky in Limassol, Cyprus at The Great Festival in the Pattihio Municipal Theater. The season will conclude with a performance of Rami Be’er’s Asylum at the 2019 Beijing Dance Festival at the Grand Theater of the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in the heart of Beijing.
Our Second Company (KCDC 2) will also be off to Italy this summer, performing at the Vignale Monferrato Festival in northern Italy and then in Florence, Italy’s Firenze Festival.
Much more to come following this busy spring and summer season with upcoming tours to Germany, Australia, Azerbaijan, Russia, and more in the 2019-2020 season and we welcome you to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with our international performance calendar and tours!
“Be’er examines, through dance, the love of his parents, that survived the Holocaust, for the European cultural heritage that they passed on to him. Therein “the caverns of dance” he succeeds for a moment to awaken fragments of memories from the life and the culture he received from his father and mother. On a stage that is dimly lit, partially by a chandelier hanging in the center, he creates the sense of a dark space, from which heartbeats can be heard. In these composition structures, we see the presence of the architectural heritage of Rami’s father. Manny was one of the prominent architects who formulated the kibbutz architectural concept from the mid-1950s, expressing the ideology of the kibbutz residents who lived lives of cooperation and equality within a united, homogeneous society.
Rami presents one of the most wonderful requiem works created in dance in recent years. It is a work that on one hand is abstract, timeless and universal, but at the same time, it manages to spin fine threads into the private and intimate love story of his parents and the deep sense of loss left by their deaths.” – by Yonat Rothman
In his work ‘Asylum’, Be’er examines concepts such as identity, foreignness, belonging, freedom, identification, homeland, longing, and home. According to him, these concepts are ones that are relevant to every human being from an existential view, wherever he or she may happen to be situated in place and time. The quest for a place that is identified as a home is part of the human existential experience.
“16 dancers flex their muscles in a tight and strong ensemble, synchronized with godly precision. You will be hypnotized by the way music carries the dancers’ expressive upper bodies. Putting aside from the occasional dark or humorous moments, Horses in the Sky has a somewhat ethereal quality and this is magnified by the satisfying union of costume, lighting, and choreography.
Although the stage itself is bathed in light that illuminates the dancers’ bodies, there is a sharply linear contrast towards the black depths of the wings and back of the stage. You feel inundated by the beauty of androgyny on stage, as all dancers are wearing only pale cream shorts and shirts and whiter-than-white briefs.
The musical universe of the performance mixes with artistry original creators such as Bjork with Elvis Presley, theater and film music, and a surprising bit of banjo vaudeville. Artistic Director and choreographer Rami Be’er invites audiences to find their own interpretations of his “reflections of the world.” – The Sydney Morning Herald