A work by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor
At the crossroads of January and February in 2019, Core Dance presented Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor's The Third Dance in its U.S. Premiere and American Playground at 7 Stages in Atlanta, GA. American Playground was previously presented with Sheinfeld and Laor's Two Room Apartment in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX during the 2016-2017 season. It was also presented in Israel in early fall of 2017.
"American Playground," choreographed by Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor and performed by Core Dance, investigates multiple themes including ‘body as resistance’, personal authenticity and the dialogue between public and private spaces. Approximately one hour in length, the work is an active collaboration between the choreographers and the dancers, and is structured with a blend of pre-determined movement and improvised movement. The work evokes both humor and pathos, as the dancers explore the themes in partnership with one another and through the manipulation of props and costume pieces. Sheinfeld and Laor seek to coax complete authentic presence from the performers through the themes and formal structure, leaving a deeply-felt impact upon the audience.