Blackmail was inspired by a three-week visit to Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2010 I spent hands on learning about Gaga movement language by Ohad Naharin. My experiences were profound on many levels. I wanted to create a work that had to do with the body as a discourse in a system of body politics (pleasure, abjection, contamination, subordination and persuasion). The dancers in Blackmail are subject to a constant metamorphosis as personalities and egos emerge and collide while cynicism builds; exploring the dynamics with a mixture of old and contemporary movement approaches.