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Li Lorian
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Li Lorian (1987) is a performance-artist from Jerusalem. Her work explores performative means of diasporic living and examines Jewish cultural connections between body, text, and the act of reading. Her work questions existing modes of sovereignty and is looking for the imaginative potential of the performance-space to extend beyond given realities.

She was an artist-in-residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, 2016-2017), Schaubude Theater (Berlin, 2020), Tights: Dance and Thought (Tel-Aviv, 2022), and more. Her work was shown at different venues and festivals, such as Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (Berlin 2018), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main, 2020), and the Center for Contemporary Art (Tel-Aviv, 2022). Along her artistic work, she moderates theater and performance-art workshops for art students, people with special needs, and Jewish-Arab youth.

She is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem (2011) and the MA Choreography and Performance program at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen (2020), supported by a fellowship of the DAAD.


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