Science of Signs II: Oráculo

The Oracle is not an object; It is that which is aware of all objects;
It is a faceless transparent mirror, dancing the dance of stillness.
Celebrating the unmanifested and the unconditioned, it delivers its sacred message.

Can art describe the indescribable?
Can the artists present its presence?
Can the spectator perceive that which is imperceivable by the sense perceptions?

Working together with artists from different cultural backgrounds, The progressive wave and their collaborators form a mysterious performative hybrid of ancient teachings and traditions.

Oráculo is the second chapter in the The progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. After presenting Lights & Vessels at the ID Festival 2016, Gal Naor and Matan Zamir continue with the development of their unique dramaturgical language and the translation of mythological scriptures into contemporary stage directions  A thought-out collision of cultures and wisdoms.

World premiere at ID festival on January 26th, 2018.
Additional shows: January 27th & 28th, 2018.
The performances will take place at Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Berlin.


Photos by Michal Andrysiak

Lights & Vessels

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.

Gal Naor
Co-artsitic Direction/Dramaturgy
Matan Zamir
Stage/Light/Video Design and Technical Direction
Marc Jungreithmeier
Original Music Composition
Ori Alboher
Costume Design
Don Aretino
Production Management
Ann-Christin Görtz
Text Transcription
Bennet Togler 
Production Assistant
Lilla Roma Weisselberg, Jessica Comis
Promotion Photography and Video Teaser
Shira Kela

Lights & Vessels is a production of The progressive wave in co-production with ID Festival (Berlin) and with the support of Tanzlabor 21 (Frankfurt), Radialsystem V, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Heilehaus and Diamond Freddie (Berlin).


Photos by Ruthe Zuntz © ID Festival Berlin


Promotional videos


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
Bráulio Bandeira
Jan Michael Kress
Laura Levita Valyte
Maureen Lopez Lembo / Yaara Dolev
Nicola Mascia
Gal Naor
Jija Sohn
Simo Vassinen / Manuel Perez Torres 

Soundtrack Design
Tomer Rosenthal
Light Design
Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Audio / Visual Interaction
Safy Etiel
Costume Design
Saša Kovacevic
Technical Direction
Fabian Bleisch
Production Direction
Annett Hardegen
Public Relations
Nora Gores
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 TanzfabrikDock 11Tess-Relay-DiensteEdelmat 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.

 INTERFERENCE is a performance piece exploring the relations between the media and the individual, between the public and the private.

Gal Naor
Hila Gross
Ana Weisselberg
Tchelet Weisstub
Maayan Mozess
Gal Naor
Yoel Ron
Stage Design
Daniel Rauchwerger
Costume Design
Karni Cadan
Sound Design
Yaniv Schonfeld
Maya Felixbrodt
Hila Spector
Dr. Daphna Ben-Shaul

 Thanks to: Dr. Galia Hirch, Dr. Efrat Mishori, Maya Levy, Iris Erez, Ira Avneri
INTERFERENCE is the final project of Gal Naor’s four year program of performance studies at the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem.