'Will You Dance for Me?' Ori Gersht (clip)

artist films

30sec clip from 2 screen 7minute installation

Ori's tribute to Yehudit Arnon filmed in her dance school

"......It was like facing death.They stood us in the yard. Suddenly we realised that were surrounded by machine guns. The officer requested that I entertain them at their Christmas party. For the first time in my life, I was able to say 'no'. They did not shoot me. As punishment, they stood me out in the snow. I cannot remember for how long I stood there and then I promised myself, that if I was to survive, I would dedicate my life to dance"