To the territory.
To the body.
To the heart.
To the anus.
To the private.
To the space.
Through the pain.
Toward the softness.
PENETRATION is a dance film dealing with both the fear and the pleasure that lays in the act of penetration - to the soul and to the body. Using the camera’s POV as another participant in the choreography gives the viewer behind the screen a close, intimate ‘voyeur’ experience. The film raises issues of masculinity in a global matter along the local context of the Israeli macho man. Using half a uniform of an Israeli border police officer poors light on the militant-sexual relation of the term "penetration", shifting between entering and attacking, receiving and surrendering - between the heart and the anus. Presenting pain as a source of both suffering and pleasure.
Created and Performed by: Gilad Jerusalmy
Filmed and edited by: Daniel Pakes
“PENETRATION" is an original production of MASH Dance House
Premiered in Jerusalem on December10/2020
Artistic director: Rachel Erdos