Fugue in Crimson
By Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber
Collaborators and performers: The Batsheva Ensemble and Yontan Dascal
Approx 60 minutes
Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, former Batsheva dancers and now independent artists in New York City, return to Batsheva with an original work for the ensemble dancers.
Smith and Schraiber combine dance and theater in their work which explores the rhythmic and formal connections between music and movement. In “Fugue In Crimson” they collaborate with the Batsheva Ensemble dancers and with the musician and creator Yonatan Daskal, who has written original music for the work and will perform live on stage.
In the delicate space they have created, they reflect on intermediate states and transitional spaces – between the visible and the hidden, between the front of the stage and behind the scenes, and between what takes place on the surface and what sizzles in the depths.
An intimate work in which nine people are lost in a state of passion.
Original Score & Live Music: Yonatan Daskal
Light Design: Nadav Barnea
Text: Jonathan Averbuch
Singing Coach: Daniella Tourgeman
Dialect Coach: Stefan Ferry
Co-choreographed and danced by The Batsheva Ensemble dancers season 2021-2022:
Yarden Bareket, Maya Botzer Simhon, César Brodermann, Emil Brukman, Nathan Chipps, Guy Davidson, Li-En Hsu, Alma Karvat Shemesh, Roni Milatin, Dor Nahum, Tom Nissim, Danai Porat, Avigail Shafrir, Ido Toledano, Naomi Turnpo, Ofir Yannai. Apprentices: Roy Ariam , Adi Blumenreich, Adi Schwarz, Gili Yaniv Amodai.
‘Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia’ by Johann Sebastian Bach / ‘Monologue’ written by Yoni Averbuch & composed by Yonatan Daskal / ‘La Solitude’ || by Barbara / ‘Mi Par D’udir Ancora’ || written by Georges Bizet, Performed by Enrico Caruso
Special Thanks: Dea Lou Schraiber, Nirit & Amir Schraiber, Jacques Brel, Yoni Averbuch, Shay TRA Litman , Tsachi Sadan, Matan Daskal, Maayan Linik , Enav Raviz Bikovsky
*The show includes nudity