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 ancient language.
A scientific solo piece about the metaphysics of love.
Stage/light/video design and technical direction
Original music composition
Lilla Roma Weisselberg, Jessica Comis
Promotion photography and video teaser
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 (Berlin) and Heilehaus (Berlin).
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.
INTERFERENCE is a performance piece exploring the relations between the media and the individual, between the public and the private.
Dr. Daphna Ben-Shaul
Thanks to: Dr. Galia Hirch, Dr. Efrat Mishori, Maya Levy, Iris Erez, Ira Avneri
is the final project of Gal Naor’s four year program of performance studies at the School of Visual Theater