In Hagit’s new creative – research work, which links in one way or another to her PhD, Hagit is revisiting the myth of Psyche, a mortal woman on a journey of self-knowledge with reference to Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic perspectives.
In our current cultural, social and artistic discourses we do not discuss enough (if at all) the ‘feminine’ or femininity. Nor do we see it enough in different artistic expressions and events. Therefore Hagit’s new research project aims to give an academic and scientific contextualization, methodology and terminology to the ‘feminine’. Additionally and inevitably it questions how and on what ground feminism and the ‘feminine’ can co-exist and inter-relate.
A call for participants!
We are looking for people worldwide to participate in our new research performance project. We are looking for people from the age of 16 and up with some movement or dance background. You don't need to be a dancer you only need to love moving. The participants will be performing alongside our milieu of collaborators.
Participants will be guided into improvisation tasks, and some taught dance routines. The work is solo based. We are planning to stream our rehearsals so you can join us from wherever you are in the world. We will explain to you how you can perform with us as well.
On the 17th and 18th of December, we will have an open showing for the public, where you are invited to perform alongside us.
The rehearsals will take place in Bjerstedparken and online the following Sundays:
20th of November, 10:00-11:30
27th of November, 10:00-11:30
04th of December, 10:00-11:30
11th of December, 10:00-11:30
Participation is free of charge.
Closing date for expression of interest is on the 10th of October, 2022.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you in November!
Hagit and team
Psyche is supported by Norsk Kulturfond, Stavanger Kommune, Universitetet i Stavanger and our local collaborators TOU, RAS and KRA.
During the lockdown we all experienced in Spring 2020, Hagit started to develop this new project with her long-term collaborator Inbar Jeffery. The first research period, which happened online and while connecting with people from all around the world, ended in May 2020.
Since then we looked at all that was shared throughout this project - participants sent us so many beautiful moments, reflections, and responses by way of video, poetry and photography.
We also revisited the wonderfully insightful conversations we had on Zoom and really felt how important it was to open up the discussion and introduce the story in that way.
This video is a video composition, which incorporates for us the spirit and essence of Psyche's tale, and reflects the aesthetics of this project as it develops. We really wanted to portray an energy, sadly not all videos could be used in this version but the sensibility of all your contributions is there.