For Yuval Pick, dance is above all a way of being in the world, “I do not dance for pleasure, but in order to connect differently with the world. My dance is driven by instinctive, incarnate things. Through it, I try to preserve something essential.”
Fully engaged in its movement, its quality, its rhythm, its presence in the space - and devoid of any narrativity, Yuval Pick’s dance cannot be summed up as a purely formal exercise. His choreography consists of difficult passages alternating breaks and re‑grouping, unending attempts to find balance in movement. His work is imbued with exceptional expressivity, due in large part to the presence of his dancers, their commitment and power. Each work advances the effort a little farther to the point where forces are thinned out, the bodies entirely focused on their tasks. The dancers are fully invested in the idea and in the dance.
For this new work, Yuval Pick became interested in the idea of the ensemble. This theme is hardly a new one, but it has a particular acuity here, during this troubled period of exacerbated individualism. “In my circle, I hear a lot of negative, denunciatory comments. They can be useful, but right now I feel it is necessary to propose something else, in order to continue being here, working here.With neither naivete nor despair. Resisting. I would like this piece to be like a raw diamond from which a light shines…”