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Archives - Saison 2013 - 2014

Lie like a lion

Yasmeen Godder (Israel / USA)

From 28 January to 1st February 2014

Création  Dance


“I like the idea of working in a place where everything is possible, where the body has no limits,” says Yasmeen Godder. Her dance stretches bodies to the limit in a choreographic art full of humor and depth occasionally bordering on live art. In 2008 she created a piece at Les Subsistances as part of the Valses collective, and her latest piece, See Her Change, created in 2013, is an homage to women that shuns stereotypes.

Scores : Drones & Violin, Drones & Viola


Choregraphy and performance: Yasmeen Godder
Musicians: Olivier Robin (violin), Ugo Reser (cello), Robin Kirklar (viola)
Music: Nico Muhly
Scores: Drones & Violin, Drones & Viola
Lighting Designer: Omer Sheizaf
Costumes and Props Design: Ilanit Shamia
Mask: Alona Rodeh
Prop Construction: Gili Godiano
Rehearsals Direction: Dalia Chaimsky
Administration and Production: Guy Hugler

With the support of cultural department Embassy of Israel.

Menorah Embleme Israel haute definition


One of Israel’s most politically engaged choreographers, Yasmeen Godder, born in Jerusalem in 1973, handles humor and derision with disarming dexterity. In Storm End Come, created in 2011, she uses trembling bodies to evoke an impending natural disaster while exuding a strange mix of tension and exaltation. To celebrate the Batsheva Dance Company at the end of 2011, Godder presented The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv, paying particular attention to the act of transmission. In 2013, her new challenge, Ghost Exercise, examines dance’s intimate sphere—that of the dancer. Like a puzzle of tiny fragments meticulously put together where a missing piece leaves room for projection, Godder constructs a reality somewhere between fiction and abstraction.

She is responsible for numerous creations, such as Hall (2001), Sudden Birds (2002) Two Playful Pink (2003), Strawberry Cream and Gunpowder (2004), I’m Mean, I Am (2006), Singular Sensation (2008) Love Fire (2009), Storm End Come (2011), and more recently See Her Change.

Godder has also created shorter performance pieces, including Under2 (2005) for the Matanicola Company and The Toxic Exotic Disappearance Act (2011) for the Batsheva Dance Company.

Opened in 2007, the Yasmeen Godder Studio is home to her activities and various projects, the process of creation and rehearsal, amateur dance classes, community interactions, and workshops all year long, as well as collaborations with Search Engine and the Centre Contemporain du Spectacle Vivant of Jaffa, founded and directed by her long-time partner and collaborator, Itzik Giuli.

Yasmeen Godder is frequently invited to international performance sites and festivals, such as Lincoln Center in New York, the Kunstenfestival of the arts in Brussels, and the Montpellier Dance festival. She created a piece at Les Subsistances for the Week_End Ça Valse! in 2008.

Around the show


Laurent Chetouane
15 Variations autour de l’ouvert

Yuval Pick

Kyle Abraham

Samedi 1er février à 10h30
Atelier de danse ouvert à tous animé par la chorégraphe Yasmeen Godder, suivi d’un brunch.

Samedi 25 janvier à 10h
Ateliers de danse réservés aux professionnels.
Informations et réservations auprès du Centre National de la Danse de Lyon (04 72 56 10 70)



8€ for ererybody

Dates & horaires

Tue 28 January 2014 / 20:30

Wed 29 January 2014 / 20:30

Thu 30 January 2014 / 20:30

Fri 31 January 2014 / 20:30

Sat 1 February 2014 / 19:45


Feuille de salle

In context of the festival