Dance Hub residency Laura Kirshenbaum at Kik Melone/Antisezona

Dance Hub residency Laura Kirshenbaum at Kik Melone/Antisezona

The Creative Crossroad artist Laura Kirshenbaum, selected by ICI-CCN de Montpellier, was selected to work on her latest projects "H.A.N.D.S." and her solo "No hard feelings".

Laura Kirshenbaum is a french-israeli choreographer, she was EXERCE MA and graduated in 2017. She is based in Montpellier and sharing her time between the developpement of her work in France, Israël, Sweeden and Belgium, and activelly participating to the Montpellier artistic scene. 

In the frame of Creative Crossroads, she is supported by ICI-CCN de Montpellier, STUK House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven, Belgium), 4Culture (Bucarest, Romania) and Tala Dance Center/Kik Melone (Zagreb).

During this first cycle of Creative Crossroad, Laura Kirshenbaum has developped the second part of the H.A.N.D.S. project’s "No Hard Feelings" (creation november 2020). 

She had a creation residency in STUK (Leuven, Belgium) from July the 30th to August the 10th, 2019, then a creation residency in studio Yano at ICI-CCN de Montpellier (France) from September the 23rd to October the 6th, 2019. 

She presented her solo Words, first part of the H.A.N.D.S project’s, was presented with the support of ICI-CCN of Montpellier within the Creative Crossroad, in the frame of the Magdalena festival, in Montpellier on October the 12d, 2019. 

ICI-CCN is also providing her an administrative support for the all cycle in order to help the company structure itself. 


NO HARD FEELINGS  is the second part of H.A.N.D project where anything can happen and nothing is taken for granted.
Going back to Genesis, Laura Kirshenbaum alters archetypal representations of women, calling upon Eve’s avatars and their portrayal over time. With a sense of irony and humour, she celebrates and dances her constantly becoming selves and herstories: at times a witch, a whore, both snake and bird, ghost, fluid, irruptive.
Her approach to corporeality is playful: displacing images, fictionalising facts, revealing instabilities.
Gaps proliferate.
With imagination at hand and trouble in action, eating the apple isn’t that big of a deal.


Choreography and performance Laura Kirshenbaum
 Paola Stella Minni and Konstantinos Rizos in collaboration with Laura Kirshenbaum
Scenography, Light and Costumes
 Anat Bosak
External eye
 Myrto Ktstiki, Nitsan Margaliot 
Production Golden Hands
Co production
 ICI CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo, STUK house for image and sound, WASP working art space and production Bucarest 

NO HARD FEELINGS is enjoying the support of Creative Crossroads program (2018-2020), commissioned by Life Long Burning-  Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe.

Residencies ICI-CCN Montpellier - Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée / Direction Christian Rizzo, STUK , Kelim Center for Choreography (Israel), Studio La nef (Montpellier ), Honolulu (Nantes), ENSAD École Nationale Supérieure d'Art Dramatique de Montpellier.

Dance Hub residency at Antisezona

Laura Kirshenbaum is a french-israeli choreographer, who came to Zagreb presented solo piece "No hard feelings" and started to work on new site specific project "In the garden / faune".
From image to image, from one performative state to another, in this unplugged version of "No Hard Feelings" Laura Kirshenbaum retakes the materials of her original stage work and installs them otherwise in the white space of the museum. This new context proposes new ways of engaging with the feminine archive; starting from screened images of feminine representations, she revisits Eve and her avatars over the span of history.  Her body becomes an intersection of temporalities and myths, physicalities and attitudes, through which she questions how processes of learning and unlearning form new stories and images. She becomes part of a great female lineage, adding herperspective as a creature of the 21st century, a contemporary pop figure. Here, voice, music, language, image, objects, body and face are the components with which Laura tackles the given history that has been passed on for years: from mouth to ear, from one body to the other. During the residency artist started to work on upcoming in situ project In the garden/ Faune , in which the botanical garden is perceived as a multifaceted arena where notions such as time - space entanglements , the sensorial and living archive are explored by the performers' bodies.

View her experience report in the upper right column and in the gallery below.

Residency Laura Kirshenbaum at ICI-CCN de Montpellier – In the garden

19.09.22 - 27.09.22

Montpeller (FR)


Dance Hub residency Laura Kirshenbaum at Kik Melone/Antisezona

25.03.22 - 01.04.22

Antisezona, Zagreb (HR)


Lab Laura Kirshenbaum - In The Garden

01.04.22 - 01.04.22

Antisezona Zagreb (HR)


Laura Kirshenbaum - No hard feelings

26.03.22 - 26.03.22

Antisezona / MSU Zagreb (HR)


Laura Kirshenbaum - No hard feelings

09.11.21 - 10.11.21

Théatre de la Vignette | Biennale des Arts de la Scène en Meditéranné


Premiere Laura Kirshenbaum - No hard feelings

14.11.20 - 14.11.20

Théâtre du Hangar


Residency Laura Kirshenbaum at ICI- CCN de Montpellier

06.07.20 - 09.11.20

ICI-CCN de Montpellier, France


Residency and co-production Laura Kirshenbaum at ICI-CCN

23.09.19 - 06.10.19

ICI-CCN Montpellier, France


Residency Laura Kirshenbaum at STUK Leuven

30.07.19 - 10.08.19

STUK Leuven

supported/organized by Kik Melone