The work

Big Hand, Little Hand

A woman sits upright. She waits. The air within her changes and shapes her world. Her age, her home, her memories will fall apart and be rebuilt from a state of waiting. Who is she waiting for? And why? Big Hand, Little Hand is a new solo by Shlomit Fundaminsky in which she examines time and movement in a body that is helpless, passive, and the body acts as a container of memories. She investigates the physical and mental state of waiting, and uses her own physicality as evidence of a story that was, and a character who was.


This video is an excerpt of a full evening-length work.


Shlomit Fundaminksy is an independent performer and choreographer whose works deal with physical theater. Her works have been presented in festivals in Israel, Europe, and the USA. Shlomit was an artistic co-director of Shades in Dance Festival 2015-2017 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre. She has 20 years of performing and teaching experience specializing in improvisation, Release Technique, and composition. She has taught in leading dance companies in Israel and in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is a co-founder and creative director of Shlombal Dance and Performance Studies. Shlomit performs with the Improvisation dance group Oktet. She holds a B.Ed in Dance education from the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel-Aviv and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in choreography. She is a member at the Israeli Choreographers Association.


Choreography and Performance
Shlomit Fundaminsky
Noam Helfer
Inbal Ben-Zaken
Rotem Elroy
Rehearsal Manager
Einat Ganz
Video Produced by
Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv Dance 2020
Director & Producer
Jonathan Mordechay
Chief Director of Photography & Editor
Nir Weiss
Second Unit Photographer
Shay Farage
Ziv Karshen
Yohay Ben Zvi, Elad Goldberg
Additional Editing
Yaara Nirel
Eyal Landsman, Eli Katz, Natasha Shakhnes


The solo is produced with the support of the Mifal Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts; The Ministry of Culture, the Dance Department; and the Choreographers Association.