Ward of the Feral Horses
A DANCE MOViES Commission, Ward of the Feral Horses is a contemporary noir film that tells the story of R., an immigrant from an Eastern culture who is experiencing difficulty in bridging his past and present. As the film proceeds, the protagonist’s internal and external worlds—and the narrative reality of the film itself—collapse. At EMPAC, Ben-Shitrit and her team, including choreographer Kate Corby, participated in an intense 10-day residency culminating in a three-day shoot with more than 20 people.
A Moroccan-Israeli interdisciplinary artist, Ben Shitrit’s past work has used movement and bodies to address issues of domination and the potential for violence, addressing the cycles of violence in the Middle East; invisible mechanisms of political, religious, and economic control; and conflicted beings trapped in bodies.