AT SEA

From a story by S. Yizhar
Created by Ruth Kanner

English Translation: Miriam Shlesinger
Stage Design: Roni Toren
Sound Design: Ilan Green
Lightning Design: Shaked Vax
Actors: Ronen Babluki, Shirley Gal-Segev, Daphna Arcavi, Adi Meirovitch, Yousef Sweid, Tali Kark

Premiere: December 6th, 2005 at the Bat Sheva Dance Company Studio, Tel Aviv

Renewed Adaptation, May 2012

Actors: Shirley Gal-Segev, Tali Kark, Ronen Babluki, Adi Meirovitch, Yousef Sweid

 


Two stories about love, life and death on the sea shore by S. Yizhar. A struggle with fundamental dilemmas – the value of human existence and the desire for meaning and direction while facing the caprices of nature.
At Sea probes, by theatrical means, into the literary work of S. Yizhar, one of the most important contemporary Israeli writers. Yizhar writes about the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Galilee, through which he exposes the sceneries of the soul: Our covert desires, fears and conflicts.
The story “Walking in the Sea” is taking place on the Sea of Galilee’s shore, where a young man and a young woman discover their first love.
The story “Swimming in the Sea” examines the extreme situation of a drowning person.
Yizhar’s text is being explored and interpreted by means of movement, visual imagery, voice, sound and acting. Our goal is to move with the text between the personal and the philosophical, to ask questions of identity and existence of man in society.

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