Public Movement Action for Aarhus
European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017
Aarhus, Denmark
September 1–30, 2017


Links: Venue's Website

Public Movement presented a new version of their action Rescue as part of the 2017 European Cultural Capital of Culture in Aarhus, Denmark. For four hours each day at the Lill Torv a new state-ballet was performed. 

Rescue is a dance of politics, an endless preparation drill for an inevitable disaster. It takes place in the aftermath of an unknown scenario, while the ruins are also used as it’s surface. Rescue is an exercise of life-saving and a street party, celebrating the intimacy that can be created between human bodies. On a pile of rubble, five Public Movement Members performed a composition of movements, derived from their research and training with rescue forces in Israel and Europe. This choreography of extrication is an extension of useful and familiar movements that are usually practiced in sites of mass casualty.

Rescue is based on the action Emergency (2008) by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi.

Public Movement Director: Dana Yahalomi

Public Movement Members: Ran Ben Dror, Maayan Choresh, Laura Kirshenbaum, Meshi Olinky, Danielle Shufra

Music by: Yoni Silver