Brummer and Aloni in Adelaide, Australia / by Lee Brummer

Directors of ilDance Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer are currently in Adelaide, Australia working with the graduating dance students at the Adelaide College of the Arts.

Aloni will be creating a new work I SAY YES while Brummer will be reworking The solution is temporary with the cast. The work originally premiered and toured in Sweden earlier this year.

The works will be presented in a double bill at AC Arts in Adelaide between 29 Nov- 2 Dec 2017. Read more about the works here:

I SAY YES is a journey through both the fantasy and the reality of matrimonial ceremonies. What is it in our mind that idealises white weddings? In 2013 Lee Brummer and I collaborated on the creation of a piece called ONCE UPON A HAPPILY EVER AFTER which examined how fairy tales influence the description of what love and marriage are,  how we experience relationships as we grow up. Now, I am approaching the notion of marriage again and looking at why most of our societies are so protective of heteronormative marriages and resist the fundamental right of humans to choose to share their lives with whomever has a mutual desire to wed them. I have realised that marriage equality debates are actually more concerned with "wedding equality”. No-one in western societies is asking for the permission of the authorities to share their life with their loved ones. It is more the civil and legal status that our societies seem to deny some people of. Despite remarkable progress in the collective consciousness of western societies in terms of nonconventional family structures, it is still the glorified white wedding that these same societies are so protective of.  I SAY YES opposes the protective approach to plasticised weddings and aspires to stretch the realm of what a wedding is and whether individuals need to wed in order to be married.- Israel Aloni.

The solution is temporary is a contemporary dance and physical theatre piece which uses text portraying individual personal stories as well as every day matters, moments and memories of a young adult. The work uses two pieces of spoken word poetry written by Doc Luben and Patrick Rouche. It is an episodic piece, with scenes from the two poems divided into smaller stories which all form to create the greater story. The direct referral to the text allows the work to explore personal and revealing moments in relation to weighty subjects such as death, alcoholism and sexual orientation, as well as every day moments and thoughts which pass us by constantly.