A dance-headphones show in south TLV
Editor, writer and director: Ido Bornstein | Artistic director: Shlomo Plessner | Dramaturgy: Yael Biagon Citron | Translation: Adi Drori | Choreography: Uri Shafir | Original music and soundtrack design: Kobi Vitman | additional music: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross | Costumes: Reut Shaiba, Galia Avidar | Visual design: Iris Mualem | Photos: Yair Meyuchas | Assistant director: Eshel Mor | Tour guides: Gilad Gordon and Eden Mesilati | Actors of soundtrack: Adi Drori, Ala Dakka, Alona Lily Druttman, Ami Weinberg, Amit Sidi, Dejen Mengesha, Natalie Fainstein, Saar Shani, Tomer Shaw | Dancers: Anat Vadia, Uri Shafir
Bodystreet is a dance-headphones work that takes place in the public space. We started the project by approaching women and men, young and old people, Arabs and Jews, refugees and newcomers, all living in South Tel Aviv, and asking them to share their private experiences walking down the street. These confessions were adapted and performed by Can Ensemble actors and are accompanied by an original score.
The audience, equipped with earpieces, goes on a tour of Florentin neighborhood. Along the way, they are joined by two performers who, through movement, emphasize the connection between the location and the person inhabiting it. In addition, the dance intensifies the experience of being ‘the other,’ the ‘odd one out’ that arises from the soundtrack. Thus the audience is granted a ‘conscious stroll’ that turns the threatened, crowded, wide-open, loud and militant Israeli space into poetry, a street poem.
The show was chosen to represent Israel at Israel Drama, International
Theater Exposure, 2022
The show was shortlisted for the Fringe Theater Award, 2022
“A brilliant idea, no less. Wandering around the streets of Florentine is fun, but doing that with headphones, listening to the people living there, when all around are dancers running, jumping and allowing themselves fly, is something completely different.” Martha knows, theater magazine
“A mesmerizing journey with headphones through the streets of Tel Aviv. A new contemporary work with rhythmic music, life stories and dance that never stop to surprise.” Merv Yudilovich, Globes magazine
“A tour like this is hard to give up. Both a stage for the experiences of South Tel Aviv residents and an opportunity to get to know the area from an artistic and social perspective.” Tommy Stockman, Time Out
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Point of gathering – “Bare’chov” Bar, Levinski 33 TA
Please arrive 15 min. before the show to collect your headphones.
You are more than welcome to take a drink with you for the show (Beer/Wine/Cocktail) for only 19 NIS. You will also get 10% off the entire menu while sitting at the bar before/after the show.
For your information:
*The show is recommended for the ages of 13 and above.
*The show is preformed out in the open.
*Comfortable shoes are recommended.
*Headphones will be supplied for an ID card deposit.
*Please arrive 15 min. before the show to collect your headphones.
*Late arrivals will not be able to join the show and will not be refunded.
*You must follow the guide’s instructions and keep the equipment in good condition.