BWW Preview: THE HULLEGEB THEATER FESTIVAL at Inbal Theatre
For the first time, three days of performances by The Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Theatre will take place at Tel Aviv.
The Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Theater ensemble, under the artistic direction of Moshe Malka, was established in 2004 at the initiative of Confederation House and the Ministry of Culture.
During their years of activity the ensemble's actors and artistic director have consolidated an outstanding and very unique form of physical theater, which finds expression in all of their productions-whether based upon Ethiopian folktales, social issues and questions of identity, the Song of Songs, or European stage classics.
All of the ensemble's works draw upon both Ethiopian and Western culture and have enjoyed the acclaim of audiences and critics and significant media attention and have received important awards.
The theater's artistic and social aims are to provide a stage for actors of Ethiopian origin; to give expression to social distress and problems through artistic works; to show Israeli audiences the complexity and richness of the Ethiopian community in Israel; to create a quality and professional alternative theater on a high artistic level; involvement in the Ethiopian community through drama workshops for youth and the Hullegeb Israeli-Ethiopian Arts Festival; to deal with universal questions related to alienation, minorities, immigration, racism and class discrimination through artistic media.
UNPLEASANT GIRL FOR A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP
The Hullegeb Theater Ensemble under the artistic direction of Moshe Malka presents
a comic one-woman play--attempting to begin a new phase in life, the protagonist
makes fun of herself, the Israeli-Ethiopian community, and Israel.
script and direction, Moshe Malka; actress and co-author, Tehila Yeshayahu -Adghe; music, Adi Hayyat; set and costumes, Gili Azran; lighting design, Nehorai Levidar; assistant to the director, Nir Landa
A love story by Chulot
A nonsense comedy created in the overheated mind of the young writer Chulot, about a tough female ex-convict who leaves jail to embark on a journey in the country's farthest reaches to find her disappeared younger sister. There is a series of colorful characters on this night journey along Israel's roads. The actors portray wild characters at a dizzying pace, to the accompaniment of rap music and video segments.
Written by Moshe Malka; actors, Tehila Yeshayahu-Adghe, Tzvika Hizikias; music, Abate Barihun; sets and costumes, Gili Azran; video,Ariel Cohen; lighting design, Nehorai Levidor; stage assistant, Nir Landa
Gi and Go: premier performance
A performance of modern clowning, dance and physical theater, without words. Two characters dressed in suits and top hats burst onto the stage and move as a single person at a fast pace. The characters embark on a wild journey from freedom and idleness to sisyphic effort in a factory. Both characters move and dance at a hysterical pace creating their own clowning idiom, slapstick and dance, with rock music and sound effects.
Creation and staging: Moshe Malka, Participants: Tzvika Hizikias, Adam Shapira; choreography, Tzvika Hizikias; music, Adi Hayyat; sets and costumes, Gili Azran; video, Ariel Cohen; lighting design, Nehorai Levidor; stage assistant, Nir Landa; assistant to the director Hadas Kidron