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Sep 04 2023 - 18:30

Auditorium Melotti, Rovereto

Go figure

World premiere | Coproduction Oriente Occidente

A body needs an authentic language of its own to tell the truth, one that draws its vocabulary from its diversity. Shmuel and Tomer meet on a stage.

Shmuel familiarises with his diversity, observes his own movements, learns to recognise himself. And he defines his actions in this inequality. He shapes them, dances them and transforms his movement into a bridge that invites Tomer to dialogue.

Tomer responds to the call and a duet begins between the two that emphasises the characteristics of each of them, along with the limits and possibilities of their movements, a balance that becomes perfect in the desire to support each other, without either of them prevailing or concealing the other.

In their shared desire to be beauty, to be truth.

Fridman’s works, highly physical, are based on a contact improvisation technique. This particular creation took him deep into spiritual moods, where his dancers are expected to go through various phases in search for utopian harmony.

- Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post


Accessible space for people with physical disabilities.
Accessible to people who are deaf.
Presence of smoke.

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Go figure

Choreography and artistic direction Sharon Fridman
Assistant artistic director Tamar Mayzlish
Performers Shmuel Dvir Cohen, Tomer Navot
Music Noam Helfer
Lighting Yaron Abulafia
Costumes Miki Avni

Administration and distribution Lola Ortiz de Lanzagorta (New Dance Management)
Coproduced by Oriente Occidente, Mash Dance House Jerusalem
With the support of Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Art, Israel Ministry Of Culture and Sport, Comunidad de Madrid, INAEM, Ayuntamiento de Pinto
Thanks to Vertigo Power Of Balance and Eco Art Village, Inbal Aloni

Duration 50'

Go Figure was developed from the piece Shape on us by Sharon Friedman, created for Vertigo- Power of balance.

With the support of AC/E - Acción Cultural Española, Instituto Cervantes Milán, Embassy of Israel, Fondazione CARITRO.