The man upstairs
About the Company
Rachel Erdos is an award winning independent choreographer born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. She received her MA from The Laban Centre London specializing in choreography. Her work has been seen around the world including Israel, UK, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Norway South Africa, Norway. Tanzania, Slovakia, China, Denmark, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and The U.S. Rachel won first prize in the AICC International choreography competition in Aarhus, Denmark in 2008 and in 2009 won City Dance Ensemble’s commissioning project, Washington DC. In 2012 Rachel was awarded the prize for artist of the year in the field of dance by The Ministry of Absorption, Israel. In 2014 she was awarded NorthWest Dance Project’s Pretty Creative Commission prize, Portland USA. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year 2015 by The Ministry of Culture, Israel. Her work has been shown in some of the most prestigious venues including The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and the Royal Opera House London.
About the Piece
This work explores questions of identity, faith and community. Examining the relevance of God and spirituality in today’s society, each dancer explores his own personal journey. The starting point for the work was hand movements and gestures taken from Jewish practice and imagery.