Premiere January 26, 2018
January 27 | 28
»I am the reality of the world. The center of the circumference. / I am the part and the whole. I am the will established between Heaven and Earth. / My hands and feet are everywhere. I have heads and mouths everywhere. / I am nearer to you than yourself. Than your soul, than your breath. / I am knowledge, the knower, and the known. / I see all, I hear all. I am in all, and I am. / I have created perception in you only in order to be the object of My perception.«
Translating sacred scriptures into contemporary stage directions, the progressive wave are forming unique dramaturgical and aesthetic modules to examine overlaps between ancient teachings.
Making use of written and signed languages, Oráculo is a journey into the mysterious, traveling between the now, the ancient and the futuristic.
After presenting Lights & Vessels at ID festival 2016, Oráculo is the second chapter in the progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs – a theatric triptych exploring the relations between science, performance and philosophy.
the progressive wave is a collaborative project founded by Gal Naor and Matan Zamir in 2014. Their first production bodieSLANGuage was based on a collaboration with the Berlin-based choreographer duo matanicola. Their artistic aim is to translate complex spiritual ideas into an innovative audiovisual performative language and to encourage the integration of mixed-abled artists.
Performance in English.
Creating performers Jessica Comis, Louis Edler, Iyar Elezra, Gal Naor Concept, direction, choreography, sound score design Gal Naor, Matan Zamir Stage, light, video design, technical direction Marc Jungreithmeier Paper, rope, textile design Ori Efrat Costume design Don Arentino Sound-score editing Daphna Keenan Outside eye Sigal Zouk Makeup, props assistant Hermes Pittakos Sign-language consultants Ace Mahbaz, Rita Mazza Direction assistant Dana Scherer Production assistants Lulia Postelnicu, Aleksander Ceresnjes, Sveta Azriel Production management M.i.C.A – Movement in Contemporary Art
A production of the progressive wave in co-production with ID Festival Berlin. In collaboration with Theater Thikwa und with kind support of Ballhaus Ost, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Polyphony, Theaterhaus Mitte and Heilehaus (Berlin). Funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Szloma Albam Foundation.