The work

First things 1st

Imagine it.
A world where there is no distance between it and our knowledge of it.
How then to speak about it.
When the foundations of society are undermined, and spaces of existence are reduced.
Perhaps we are left to be entirely focused on tuning ourselves inward, as one tunes an instrument to achieve precision.

First things 1st is the first chapter out of five stances. In this iteration Getman uses words and peaks between what is being said and what is said between the lines. Matter, form, action, object and representation, commandment and request, nothingness and Nothing. Brick by brick, a personal attempt to touch the humane –  a visible trap.


Michael (Misha) Getman is a choreographer and performer, born in Israel to Russian/Jewish parents Dora Karolin and Zachariah Getman. Throughout the years Michael has created many projects and choreographic works. His works have been presented in various festivals and venues. He examines and is curious about the relationship between our bodily actions, cognitive responses, subjective experiences, and the ability to respond to the ongoing demands of experience with a range of emotions. He has worked with and interpreted works by choreographers including Ohad Naharin, Amanda K. Miller, Marguerite Donlon, and William Forsythe. Michael expands his artistic search and research by collaborating with artists from the field of theatre, dance and the visual arts.


Choreography and Performance
Michael Getman
Yael Venezia
O-taiko by master Eitetsu Hayashi
Lighting Design
Yair Vardi
Video Director
Idan Herson
Post and After Effects
Idan Herson, Ofir Yudilevitch
International Relations
Katherina Vasiliadis
Idan Herson, Yael Vevezia


The work is supported through the International Residency Program of the Derida Dance Center (DDC) in Sofia, Bulgaria; Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts; and Seminar Hakibutzim College Tel Aviv, Israel.