Aneni Bamerchav

" מִן הַמֵּצַר קָרָאתִי יָהּ, עָנָנִי בַּמֶּרְחָב יָהּ."

 

'Aneni Bamerchav ya' Is a phrasing taken from the book of Psalms; the supplicant is praying to descend from straits into a life of expansion, meaning from distress to redemption.

 

This piece was created by choreographer Hannah Miron in 2008 just a few weeks before her wedding , and combines the complexity between the joyful space of marriage bond and all the halachot (rituals) of the Jewish woman: Mikve (purifying bath), head cover, the home as the centre of woman's life, and the conflicts that are driven from being part of all these rituals and abandoning moments of one's freedom.

 

Performed by: Chaya Shlomo, Adi Grinfield, Michal Liat Hila, and Hannah Miron.