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Matan Levkowich – Function Man Extract

Performance (IL)

I’m Function Man

I’m a social stripper

I take out layers of expectations.

I’m not a blank canvas.

I am a sophisticated brush.

I have a strictly defined amount of time to bleed.

This is not Sparta.

Tonight, we dine at home.

Function is my middle name.

Function man is a dance solo about the effects of militarization on the male body. Inspired by Matan’s first hand experience of militarization as a soldier in the Israeli army, we are questioning the conditioning of a soldier’s body into an “action orientated” body, looking at what happens when a man becomes an “Action Man”. Drawing from Matan’s personal point of view, as well as from Claire’s theoretical research on this topic, we are inquiring the impact of militarization on the political body, and our society’s collective consciousness.


Matan Levkowich
Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
2009-10 The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance
2007-9 The Group – privet school for dance
Claire Lefèvre
2012-2013 SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance) International Choreographic Exchanges (ICE) Postgraduate
2009-2012 London Contemporary Dance School (BA HONS): Options in choreography, teaching, stage design,
2007-2009 Lyon’s national Conservatory of Dance and Music: Contemporary and Ballet techniques, composition and improvisation, repertoire, dance, music and arts history.

Concept- Claire Lefèvre & Matan Levkowich

Performance – Matan Levkowich

Supported by – DanceWeb, Life Long burning (wild cards) & Im_Flieger Vienna


PROGRAM Overview

15. October 2015 // Lentos Kunstmuseum

from 7:00 p.m.