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Hagit Yakira is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher currently working in London. She graduated from the Music and Dance Academy in Israel and the Laban Centre. She is also a qualified Dance Movement Therapist.
On 9 February 2009, she won the first prize at the Kajaani dance competitiion in Finland.
In an energetic and playful duet, a man and a woman are dealing with duality, individuality, with loving and being loved, with intensity and moments of subtleness, with fiction and reality …
Choreographer: Hagit Yakira
Performed By: Takeshi Matsumoto and Hagit Yakira
Costume Design: Giulia Scrimeri
Music: Portia Winters and Jacob Doran
Reviews for Oh Baby at Resolution, 12 February 2009:
"Hagit Yakira's duet Oh Baby steps stylishly beyond the usual danced musings on coupledom... Rather than presenting a generic scenario, though, expecting our empathy, they humorously ape work of similar themes, drawing parallels, through game playing, with the process of dance making itself.... "
- Thom Shaw
"Takeshi Matsumoto and Hagit Yakira bore into the heart of human desire and never get lost. Oh Baby is a riot from the get-go. Impossibly yet plausibly loveable, the pair exhibits the craziness that only true intimacy permits, as they sing, laugh, exhale, roll, squeal, embrace, tease, grope, beg and posture their way through a relationship..."
- Tara Paulsson
(Full reviews can be read here)