First Things 1st
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 tunes an instrument to achieve precision. First Things 1st 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 1st 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.
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
International relations: Katherina Vasiliadis
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