Avshalom Pollak Dance Theatre - אָנְטוּ-antu
A new production from the Avshalom Pollak Dance Theater in collaboration with choreographer
Adapted from a new book by Dorit Rabinyan
Yet once every few days, there are
Lovely days, like today,
When the whole world suddenly gleams – Like some diamond.
Days like that cannot still her soul.
She must go out, go out and play.
Without a compass, without a watch, simply drift off to some place.
Surf at the beach above the water.
Sate the nostrils with air.
And so, all through the afternoon, eyes closed.
Dreaming again, Wandering again….
When words meet movement, when the story starts to dance; A performance for a dozen dancers on playfulness and forgetting the self, about a goal and its fulfillment.
אָנְטוּ-antu is taking place through an extraordinary collaboration with author Dorit Rabinyan, choreographers Andrea Martini and Avshalom Pollak and his Performers. A short story by Rabinyan comes to life on the stage in a performance that concocts an imaginary world from words, movement and music – a journey beyond age or genre.
Rabinyan said that “I have written novels for adults and books for children, but this is the first time I’ve attempted a piece for the stage. I’m proud to invite you to watch this unique collaboration between me and choreographers Avshalom Pollak and Andrea Martini, and to join this exciting journey we have made between the written word and the vibrancy of dance, between the rhymes and the dancers, the lights and the sounds. For me, this was an incomparable artistic adventure.”
Choreographers: Avshalom Pollak, Andrea Martini
Writer: Dorit Rabinyan
Rehearsal Director: Michal Almogi Shalmon
Lighting Design: Yoann Tivoli
Set and Costumes: Avshalom Pollak
Sound design: Avshalom Pollak, Andrea Martini
Narrator: Yossi Pollak
Performers: Zvi Fishzon, Giani Notranicola, Noga Harmelin, Marta Luiza Jankowska, Thomas Walschot, Joy Kammin, Michal Rotman, Mats Van Rossum, Noa Hahn, Ofir Itah, Ahinoam Hay
Technicians: Lights Nir Gavrieli
Stage Gilad Bonneau
Sound Yair Rahamim
Wardrobe: Ela Givol
Avshalom Pollak Dance Theatre:
Artistic Director Avshalom Pollak
CEO: Sigal Cohen Production: Daffi Aberbach