Science of Signs II: Oráculo
I am the reality of the world. The center of the circumference.
I am the part and the whole. I am the will established between Heaven and Earth.
My hands and feet are everywhere. I have heads and mouths everywhere.
I am nearer to you than yourself. Than your soul, than your breath.
I am knowledge, the knower, and the known.
I see all, I hear all. I am in all, and I am.
I have created perception in you only in order to be the object of My perception.
Translating sacred scriptures into contemporary stage directions, The progressive wave are forming unique dramaturgical modules to examine overlaps between ancient teachings.
Making use of written and signed languages, Oráculo is a journey into the mysterious, traveling between the now, the ancient and the futuristic.
After presenting Lights & Vessels at ID festival 2016, Oráculo is the second chapter in the The progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. This theatric triptych is exploring the relations between science, performance and philosophy.
Concept, Direction, Choreography, Sound Score Design: Gal Naor, Matan Zamir
Stage, Light, Video Design, Technical Direction: Marc Jungreithmeier
Creating Performers: Jessica Comis, Louis Edler, Iyar Elezra, Gal Naor
Paper, Rope, Textile Design: Ori Efrat
Costume Design: Don Arentino
Head & Body Object Design: House of Malakai
Makeup, Props Assistant: Hermes Pittakos
Sign-Language Consultant: Ace Mahbaz, Rita Mazza
Production Management: M.i.C.A – Movement in Contemporary Art
Oráculo is a production of The progressive wave, in co-production with ID Festival Berlin. In collaboration with Theater Thikwa and with the financial support of the Szloma Albam Foundation. With the kind support of Ballhaus Ost, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Polyphony, Theaterhaus Mitte and Heilehaus (Berlin).
Photo by Ruthe Zuntz
Science of Signs I: Lights & Vessels
a dance lecture performance by the progressive wave
In a mindful laboratory, a sign language interpreter operates a mystery: What is the language above all languages and what universal messages are echoing through it?
Lights & Vessels is the first chapter in the progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. This narrated solo piece aims to uncover a thought provoking outlook on the teachings of Kabbalah wisdom, suggesting an up to date interpretation of the sacred tongue.
A scientific solo piece about the metaphysics of love.
Photos by Ruthe Zuntz © ID Festival Berlin
Mixing contemporary dance, Sign Language and pop culture, three choreographers explore the expression possibilities of the hands with a group of eight international Deaf and hearing performers.
A saturated audiovisual journey; a celebration of cultural manifestations; a multilingual landscape, quoting, mixing and transforming cultural codes, highlighting the “queer”, the “other” and the alternative.
bodieSLANGuage is a production by the Berlin based choreographers duo matanicola (Nicola Mascia & Matan Zamir) and the Sign Language interpreter and performance artist the progressive wave (Gal Naor), who collaborate for the first time in this interdisciplinary dance performance.
Concept / Direction / Choreography
Nicola Mascia, Gal Naor, Matan Zamir
Jan Michael Kress
Laura Levita Valyte
Maureen Lopez Lembo / Yaara Dolev
Simo Vassinen / Manuel Perez Torres
Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Audio / Visual Interaction
Benedikt J. Feldmann
A production of matanicola and the progressive wave in co-production with Theater Freiburg and Ballhaus Ost, Berlin. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik, Dock 11, Tess-Relay-Dienste, Edelmat and Sniper, Berlin.
Photos by Benedikt J. Feldmann & Olga Khristolyubova
In a seductive and oppressive world that promises everything but fulfils nothing, in an attention deficit disorder era, where T.V. stars dwell at their studio’s waiting room, compelled under the tyranny of the omnipresent gaze. It seems that the power balance has changed when the daily broadcasting schedule has been dripped into their drink.
In pragmatics, ‘Interference’ is a notion describing a phenomenon when rules of one language interfere with another.
Dr. Daphna Ben-Shaul