area: Performance, Movement
Arad Inbar (Israel, 1989) is an Amsterdam based performer and dance artist. After graduating with a bachelor of dance at ArtEZ art academy (Arnhem, NL) he joined ICK Amsterdam dance ensemble, under the creative direction of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Through ICK’s close collaboration with the Ballet National de Marseille, Arad regularly participated in co-productions between Amsterdam and Marseille where he worked with diverse choreographers. In 2018, together with Bogomir Doringer, Arad co-curated and produced Body In Revolt, a day program of talks and performances during the Amsterdam Dance Event festival. Since 2020 he is working as a freelance performer, collaborator, and movement researcher. He worked with artists such as Michele Rizzo and Alex Baczynski-Jenkins and performed in art institutions like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, V-A-C foundation Venice, KW Berlin (upcoming). Arad looks to extend beyond his experiences in traditional theater settings. The latest years served as a transition into working in public and semi-public spaces, he is particularly interested in how these conditions affect the composition and movement language. Currently he is developing different new collaborative works namely with James Batchelor and with Lucia Fernandez Santoro.
In collaboration with Lucia Fernandez Santoro, we aim to further develop the movement/dance material used in Lucia’s latest work. During the residency period we wish to deepen our research into the questions that will surface within a new context. Specifically, looking into the site-specificity aspect of the installation.
Moreover, I will research my own work where I explore social dance floors (such as clubbing) and the transition of these spaces to the domestic or virtual environments, emergent through the conditions of the pandemic. I want to examine how nostalgia or physical memories can be accessed. How do these manifest in familiar but re-configured environments? With the loss of treasured social spaces, can we project onto the void a new kind of imagination/spatial desire of the future?