Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WHATEVER YOU SAY, DON'T SAY IT TWICE at Tmu-na Theatre

The show "Whatever You Say Don't Say it Twice" is composed of two pieces. The first is "Cassandra" and the second "Whatever You Say Don't Say it Twice". Both creations are duets- two men and man and woman.

Cassandra #2
A duet for two dancers following the mythological figure of the Trojan princess. The piece examines body images to terms such as captivity, sacrifice, blood, blood feud, blood dynasty and hunting. The course that's presented in dance describes the moment in which Cassandra tries to describe the happening in the palace to which she arrived as a prisoner but no one in the crowd believes her.

In this renewed production two men dance in the piece, as it was during the classical Greek era when the actors on stage were only men, even in the feminine roles. To place two men for the part of Cassandra has a statement that her character, crossing gender borders, is the different, the other, the sincere and exposed, the crazy and the separated.

Choreography: Ronit Ziv.
Dancers: Or Elgarisi, Geva Zaibert
Costume Designer: Natasha Mentel
Lighting Designer: Yair Vardi

Whatever You Say Don't Say it Twice

The piece is about a relationship between a man and a woman which is entirely frenzy and restless. They're busy with expressing themselves, they want a space to be heard but they don't listen to one another. When contact is made it looks like 'glue', glued to eachother they try to hold one another in the elbow, palm, head and shoulder. They do so in a mechanic and desperate way filled with the fear when the heart will fall apart for a moment.
In parallel to the happening on stage a video is broadcast. In the beginning of the pieve the male dancer addresses the female dancer and asks her if he can take a photo of her. The question and the rest of the documentation of what's happening on stage indicate that the connection between the two is conditioned through the photography. The documentation is what gives validity to what's happening on stage.
The piece is split to two parts, the first part marks the relationship in the present and the second part is the filmed "movie", or alternatively the movie that runs in the head of each one of us from past relationships and from what we saw, experienced and heard.

Choreography: Ronit Ziv.
Dancers: Julie Zaoui, Lior Tavori
Music: Ran Bagno
Video Designer: Nimrod Zin
Costume Designer: Natasha Mentel
Lighting Designer: Yair Vardi

Performances dates:
Tuesday, July 25 at 20:00
Sunday, July 30 at 20:00
All performances will take place at Tmu-na Theatre.

Photo Credit: Adi Alon

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WHATEVER YOU SAY, DON'T SAY IT TWICE at Tmu-na Theatre

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WHATEVER YOU SAY, DON'T SAY IT TWICE at Tmu-na Theatre

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WHATEVER YOU SAY, DON'T SAY IT TWICE at Tmu-na Theatre

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with WHATEVER YOU SAY, DON'T SAY IT TWICE at Tmu-na Theatre


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