Irina Lavrinovič (LT/BE)
During her teenage years, Irina was a long distance runner and studied arts at the Prienai Art School, within the Fine Arts department. In 2010 Irina graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy (BA & MA). In 2016 she took part in the DanceWEB international scholarship program under the mentorship of Tino Sehgal. Later on, she co-initiated The Pool which is a container for performing and visual artists exploring, complicating, and resituating choreography. Lavrinovič’s most recent project, co-authored with Asher Lev, choreographs a social and physiological entanglement by introducing air as a(n) (i)material to perform with.
Asher Lev (ISR/BE)
Born in Canada in 1981, Asher Lev grew up in Israel. He is a performance maker and dancer who has worked for Yasmeen Godder (ISR), Örjan Andersson (SE), Edhem Jesenkovic (DK), Ina Christel Johannessen (NO), Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Company (ISR), Carte Blanche Dance Company (NO) among many others. Lev has a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and Islam/Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MA in Choreography from the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Lev is interested in experimental somatic practices, radical physiologies, process and experiential philosophies. He is a spiritual and psychedelic practitioner entering other forms of togetherness, communities and the public sphere. Asher Lev is a reactive artist who likes to face the powers at be. He is a body that transforms between solids, liquids and gas, raises hell and disappears into the ground.