Event DetailsWednesday, August 21, 2019
Suzanne Dellal Centre.Yehieli St 5
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
In Greek mythology ‘Orpheus’ (Greek) was a musician and a poet that had the ability to Enchant all living creatures through his musical gift, and could even stop the waves of the Ocean from rolling. Orpheus fell in love with the beautiful nymph Euridice. On their wedding night, Eurydice was bitten by a snake and died. In an attempt to bring Eurydice back to life, Orfeo persuaded the guardians of the underworld to allow him entry to their kingdom in order to bring Eurydice back from the dead. As a part of long-term research, this piece looks at the characteristics and presentational aspects of Orfeo, as the ultimate artist/musician who lives, loves, dies, and lives again. On stage, the dancers ask to entertain, re-examines and recreate ‘acts’ of love in order to capture the true spirit of Orpheus.
Choreography: Idan Cohen
Music: C. W. Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice. Raymond Leppard, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Dancers: Dana Zeharia, Yankee Filtzer, Tamar Sonn.
Rehearsal Director & Stage Manager: Melanie Berson.
First Prize and Best Dancer award – Dana Zeharia, Beer Sheva Theater Fringe awards, 2017.
This piece was created as a part of the ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ festival, Jerusalem. Artistic Director: Ronen Yitzhak. Artistic advisor: Nava Frenkel. Special thanks to Coral Friedman.
Thanks to: The Israeli Choreographers association, The Israeli ministry of culture and sport, The TA municipality, The Pais foundation.