A contemporary site-specific dance ritual
This site-specific performance takes its inspiration from the ancient Sufi dance practiced ritualistically in circular movements, a physically meditative action, in which a state of trance can be reached.
An audiovisual odyssey will emerge through the intercommunication of the 18 dancers with the light installation and sound composition. A zone where bodies merge and transform into collective awareness.
Concept, Artistic Direction: Idan Gilony for UY Studio
Co-Artistic Direction & Choreography: The progressive wave (Gal Naor and Matan Zamir)
Sound Composer: Dasha Rush
Solo Performance: Valentin Tszin
Creative Dancers: Alistair Wroe, Angelo Petracca, Annalise Van Even, Aya Nakagawa, Davide Troiani, Georgia Bettens, Gianna DiGirolamo, Hollie Dorman, Jemima Rose Dean, Lorenzo Savino, Lydia Toompere, Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé, Madeleine White, Maria Chroni, Marta Antinucci, Matilde Bassetti, Rima Baransi, Ross Martinson
Lights: Michał Andrysiak
Vocals: Emre Zaim Demirtas
Visuals: Stanislav Glazov
Costumes: UY Studio
Production: Leo Beck
Production Assistance: Dominika Wiśniewska
Curation: Helena Eleonora Rönnmark
Photos and Gifs: Frank R. Schröder for iHeartBerlin.de
Science of Signs I: Lights & Vessels
a dance lecture performance by the progressive wave
World premiere: October 21st, 2016 in the frame of ID festival, Berlin.
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.
Concept/Choreography/Performance: Gal Naor
Co-artistic 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 with the support of ID Festival (Berlin) and with the kind support of Tanzlabor 21 (Frankfurt), Radialsystem V, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Heilehaus and Diamond Freddie (Berlin).
Photos: Ruthe Zuntz
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
Performance: Bráulio Bandeira, Jan Michael Kress, Laura Levita Valyte, Maureen Lopez Lembo / Yaara Dolev, Nicola Mascia, Gal Naor, Jija Sohn, Simo Vassinen / Manuel Perez Torres
Soundscore 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
Photography: 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