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Photos: Paolo Porto / Umberto Dolcini

First Things 

Imagine it.
A world where there is no distance between it and our knowledge of it. How, then, to speak about it? Perhaps we are left entirely focused on tuning ourselves inward as one tune an instrument to achieve precision. First Things focuses on the different aspects of the performerʼs experience of himself in the world.

Each part starts from a simple premise; one body- one point in space,

one body- one beat, one body- one word.

Gradually, an accumulation of tasks challenges the performer to hold on to the existing structure, eventually creating a fracture in the fabric of the choreography and unraveling a new emotional and visceral horizon.

First Things peeks between what is being said and what is said between the lines—brick by brick, a personal attempt to touch the humane-- a visible trap.

Duration: 55min

Shorts "First Things'

Short Intro

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Photo: Asia Skorik

Selected Reviews

03.08.2023 Ran Brown, Haaretz (en)  (he)

07.08.2023 Anat Zeharia, Hamevakeret (en)  (he)

14.08.2023 Ora Brafman, the Jerusalem Post (en)

Choreography: Michael Getman 

Performer: Ariel Gelbart 

Dramaturge: Yael Venezia 

Music: O-taiko by master Eitetsu Hayashi // Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor _ Daniel Barenboim// Iannis Xenakis - Pléiades II. Métaux

Original sound: Gal Hochberg

Sound design: Gal Hochberg, Michael Getman

Light design: Ludovico Cioffi

Video director: Idan Herson 

Camera: Offir Yudilevich

Branding & Social Media: Laetitia Boulud

International relations: Gloria De Angeli

The work is supported by Derrida Dance Center/ Bulgaria, Pais Lottery Foundation, The Suzanne Dellal Center, The Ministry of Sport and Culture in Israel, Rabinowitch Foundation and Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts.  

Co Producer: HangartFest, Pesaro Italy

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