In Greek mythology, Orpheus was the first musician and father of all song. His music soothed the beasts and made the stones dance. When his beloved wife, Eurydice, died an unfortunate death, he ventured into the underworld crossing the river of vows and memory in order to bring her back. His gentle notes soften the hearts of demons and hell’s master, who agreed to release Eurydice on the strict term that Orpheus will not look back at her on their way to the surface. He looked back.
Clipa's Orpheus is a regular man, living in an ordinary house, with his lovely wife. After her sudden death, Orpheus sinks into a journey of sadness and grief. The underworld and its inhabitants come to life in everyday objects and furniture. Everything Orpheus touches becomes music, which turns the myth into reality and his tragic journey comes to an end without him ever leaving his flat.
Created, performed, designed and composed by Dmitry Tyulpanov and Idit Herman Light: Uri Morag Live sound, music and arrangements: Johnny Tal Costumes: Idit Herman and Johanne Bertaux-Strenna Set: Dmitry Tyulpanov Back stage operation: Gabrielle Neuhaus
Duration: 60 minutes
The show Orpheus of suburbia is a completely new and deferent adaptation to the show Orpheus that first premiered in Clipa Theater in 2006.
The extravagant spectacle PARADIZE, based on the story of the Garden of Eden, would have swept you off your feet and taken you to a miraculous world of biblical fantasy - if only you could see it. But you are sitting in the backstage.
PARADIZE is a wild physical comedy that tells the story of a theatre company during a run of a show. The director plays the part of God, and is married to Eve, Adam is a spoiled diva and the snake a beginning actor. When the backstage technician carries out his cunning plot to takeover one of the prime roles on stage - their life is thrown into utter chaos, but the show must go on.
Behind the scenes you will experience the suspense of a quick costume change, maneuvering complex backdrops, the anxiety of actors, power struggles, life-size cardboard animals, excitement and despair, extension cables, secret desires and private lives, who are turned in the duration of one show to an exquisite farce of "reality-show" culture.
Creation of Clipa group members in collaboration with Masha Nemirovsky
Performers: Idit Herman, Dmitry Tyulpanov, Tsvi Petrakowsky, Oded Zadok, Yonatan Kunda Dramaturgy: Masha Nemirovsky Set: Dmitry Tyulpanov Costumes: Idit Herman Light: Uri Morag Sound: Yonatan Kunda
A site-specific show in the Montfort Lake
A white elephant is an idiom for a valuable but burdensome possession of which its owner cannot dispose and whose cost (particularly cost of upkeep) is out of proportion to its usefulness or worth. The term derives from the story that the kings of Siam were accustomed to make a present of one of these animals to courtiers who had rendered themselves obnoxious, in order to ruin the recipient by the cost of its maintenance. white elephant can also be today an idiom for Art and performance, in which many efforts and financial resources are usually invested, but the value is always measured in a spiritual currency.
Artistic direction: Idit Herman. Live Music: Dmitri Tyulpanov.
the show will take place 3 times a day, in the mountfort lake, Ma'alot Tarshicha during the International sculpture symposium, 8-11.4.2012
A free fall into the dream image world of the Clipa Theater, deep into multiple sensations, abstracted, without borders or a narrative lifeline, to the unremitting flow of sounds and sights, to the ultimate chill out
The Observatory deals with dream archetypes, the same dreams that we all dream in different ways. Dreams that define the longing, passion, and fear that we all share. The audience enters a dark and soft space. Step by step visual images envelop the observer from all sides, a dream of fleeing into a dense forest, a dream about flight with aerial acrobatics above the head of the viewer, and a dream about the woman of forever.
The black space breaths, moves, and changes like a magic box. Scenery, images, objects, are nearly all black, staged pictures appear from the absolute darkness - barely visible. They mock the observer with their illusive flickering.
The performance offers a visual experience that is sensory and inclusive. The viewer is free to choose the perspective and angle from which to observe, remaining passive and protected by the darkness. The dreamlike quality is driven by the physical calmness felt while sitting or lying on the mattresses that cover the whole area.
The consuming music and the visual imagery, enhanced by the monochrome in black, allows limited vision of the figure or object, disappearing and reappearing unexpectedly from various directions in the darkness.
The Clipa Theater group has created five pieces that are site specific for the Israel Festival: Hide and Seek at Kikar Safra (1998), Labyrinth at the Rose Garden (1999), Deus Ex Machina, at the festival opening in the Botanical Gardens (2001), Reconstructing Game, at the opening of the festival (2005), K, at the Underground Prisoners Museum (2009). The works that were created for the festival are important stepping stones towards the formation of the artistic vision of the group and its creations. The Observatory and its unique visual experience is created to suit the black space of the (former) Tel Ad Television Studios at the Jerusalem Theater for the 50th Anniversary of the Israel Festival.
Created by: Idit Herman, Dmitry Tyulpanov, Orit Bergman, Daniel Blanga Gubbay Performing: Dmitry Tyulpanov, Idit Herman, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Gabrielle Neuhaus, Ronnie Heller, Kazuyo Shionoiri, Or Mashiah, Ilana Bellahsen, Orian Michaeli, Ilya Domanov, Oded Zadok Music: Dmitry Tyulpanov Music Performance and Arrangement: Johnny Tal Animation: Orit Bergman Photos: Daniel Kaminsky Lighting: Asi Gotesman Production: Maya Granit Shva
Performance Duration: 50 minutes (no intermission)
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