Clipa Theater was established in 1995 in Tel Aviv by dancer and director Idit Herman (Israel) and actor-creator-musician, Dmitry Tyulpanov (Russia).
Their encounter and partnership led to the emergence of a unique theatrical language, interweaving the arts of theater, dance, design and music.
The theatrical style synonymous with Clipa is characterized by a totality encompassing each and every element of the performance. It entails absolute knowledge and command of all the elements of creation: movement, space, costume, set, sound, lighting and direction. In the group's work, these components are fundamental tools of expression alongside the performer's action on stage.
Clipa Theater's performances are not driven by plot. Instead, surprisingly simple means are used to create rich theatrical images, which envelope the viewer's senses and lead a lyrical, thematic thread throughout a performance.
Almost entirely wordless, Clipa's theatrical language investigates universal symbols of movement and image, found at the root of all cultures.
The group's creative process emphasizes multi-disciplinary work and ongoing research into the various methods and styles of performance art.
Group members are of varying artistic backgrounds, offering a wide spectrum of creative abilities and performance skills. Independent creation and production of all elements of a performance is an essential part of the work of all Clipa's creators and performers.
Clipa stages 2-4 new productions every season and its repertoire of ongoing shows changes approximately once a year. The group aspires to continually renew its artistic outlook, and due to this the group's performances are essentially different in style and content. Clipa creates intimate performances in which the body becomes the arena of theatrical occurrence, alongside complex, outdoor productions for large audiences. The group initiates various artistic collaborations and projects, specializing in site-specific performances .
Clipa Theater is considered the leading visual theater group in Israel, and has significantly contributed to the development of the field in the country. Its productions are staged regularly in theaters and festivals worldwide. Over its years of work, the group has created dozens of shows and has collaborated with a wide range of artists and culture institutes in Israel and throughout the world.
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