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In my practice, I create liminal spaces in transition as I move between performative works- teaching dance within communities - researching slowness & matriarchal spaces within performance making.  
Departing from the notion of liminal states and liminal identities; displacement and body-oriented ontology; healing; mediation, and performative action; I wonder how to hold a space that is maternal, queer, that could be sensed, as a response or even a strategy.

 

The research-based practice I am conducting in the past 3 years is open for experimentation and thinking in any form, for sharing and connecting, and offering practice-based research in residency, performative events, public discussions, imagination exercises, and writing together what could be alternative knowledge in dance. From a choreographic point, my practice is defined by sculptural physicality, extended duration, and aesthetic precision. In the different projects, I create, the relation between space, duration, and movement is intensely magnified, and the viewer is given the chance to enter another realm of consciousness and awareness.  


At this stage of my carrier, I am interested in what sort of conversation we can have with the fixed way/academic way of structuring thoughts, body knowledge, forms of organizations, and critical reflection to enact change. Inspired by consciousness-raising in the context of second-wave feminism, I explore themes in all creative genres including art and curatorial practices; cultural engagement through performance, radical listening, and observation; ecology and female cycles; expanded studio practices; experimental pedagogies; foreignness, otherness; home, and the uncanny; liminal states, borderline identities, displacement and feminine time; memory, trauma, and the archive; healing; peace, mediation, and performative action; post-nationalism, postgenderism, post-colonialism; sound, music, composing; space; temporary architecture and un-architectural spaces. 

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BIO
 
Galit currently holds a BA in Visual Theater, BA in early education, MA in Contemporary Art Theory at the Department of Visual Culture, Goldsmiths University of London. Her dissertation focused on Maternal Strategies in Performance Making as a site for political and social change. Currently, Galit is researching contemporary matriarchal structures as sites of change and production of counter-knowledge through an intersectional lens: matriarchal structures, social & political participation, and LBGTQIA+, parts of her research will be presented in her residency at the Women's Art Library at Goldsmiths University, in September 2021. 

 

The focus of Galit’s choreographic practice is defined by sculptural physicality, extended duration, and aesthetic precision. In the different projects she creates, the relation between space, duration, and movement is intensely magnified, and the viewer is given the chance to enter another realm of consciousness and awareness. For full CV

 

Based on theory and practice, Galit has initiated and facilitated over a dozen performative events which consist of performances, workshops, and intimate seminars to date, within the UK and internationally. such as ‘Stardust’, commissioned by BFAMI to perform at Christie's Auction House In London, ‘Standing Still’ which was presented at Wellcome Collection Museum’, curated by Valerie Brown, Performatica Dance Festival (Puebla Mexico), The performance Conference (Jerusalem, Israel), Zaz Performance Art Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel) Group Exhibition, Lewisham Art House (London, England), Chisenhale Dance Space (London, England), Passion for Freedom Festival (London, England), Research residency  Performing arts forum (France), and her recent research project, ‘Songs of a Hostess, an online series of performative webinars centering on body-knowledge in days of the pandemic,  which she curated and facilitated with Laura Kirshenbaum, to name just a few. 

 

Attesting to her abilities as a visual artist are Ms. Caiden’s accomplishments, awards of excellence, and mentions in press, In 2018 she was awarded the young promising Israeli Artist, in 2017 and 2016, two consecutive years, Ms. Criden was awarded the Jehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts grant for her work in ‘Observation Room’, a renowned Israeli establishment dedicated to the support of artists. In 2016 Miss Criden was also accepted into the Fest’Fectory, artistic residency compound where she was commissioned to produce a new body of work over a two-year period, which culminated in a show at the Performance Conference, curated by Guy Gutman. Furthermore, Ms. Criden is the recipient of the ‘Mifal HaPayis’ Foundation, (2017).