Michael Getman& Talia Paz – Am I

Am I is a personal creation for the Soloist Talia Paz. The dance movements are part of Talia Paz’s repertoire, which she embodied and performed throughout the last 30 years. Various forms of expression are revisited and examined. Deconstructing the text of the famous tune from the chorus lineLet Me Dance For Youinto fragments of words and breath encourages Talia to reformulate her artistic presence and skills. Straddling the line between personal physicality to spoken text and the uncertain relations evolving on stage between these triggers Talia Paz to challenge her current physical and emotional state

A paradoxical landscape is created, shifting between the tragic and the comic, the said and done, and between the body’s desire to master the craft and lose power and form


Michael Getman is a choreographer and performer born in Israel to Russian/Jewish parents Dora Karolin and Zachariah Getman.
He 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 physical arousal and emotions. His works have been presented in various festivals and venues around the world. Michael expands his artistic search and research by teaching in various universities in Israel and around the world.

Talia Paz was born in New-York and trained in Israel and the Netherlands. She danced with Batsheva Dance Company, Scapino Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, and DV8.
Talia is a two times awarded dancer; the Phillip Morris ballet flower award, and the National Swedish Theatre.
Currently Talia is the Artistic director at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts – Faculty of Arts. Teaching ballet and repertoire, performing and gusting in different events around the world.

Dana Mills received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2014. She has held teaching and research positions at the University of Oxford, Tel Aviv University, Northwestern University, University of Amsterdam, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, American Dance Festival, New York Center for Ballet and the Arts and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, among others.. She is the author of Dance and Politics: Moving beyond Boundaries (2016), Rosa Luxemburg (2020) and Dance and Activism: 100 years of radical dance across the world (2021). In March 2021 she returned to Israel to take up the position of Director of Development and External Relations at Peace Now



Concept: Michael Getman // Talia Paz
Choreography: Michael Getman
Creative Performer: Talia Paz
Sound Design & Editing: Michael Getman// Gal Hochberg
Lighting Design: Offer Laufer

Light: Amir Castro
Costumes: Omri Albo
International Communications: Katherina Vasiliadis

Music: Symphony No. 4 Part 3 by P. Tchaikovsky , Symphony No. 4 in G major by G. Mahler, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Inuit Throat and Harp Songs, Adolphe Adam, Paul Williams, Alison Reed, Michael Getman Spoken words:In the mirror by Maya Deren


Studio Zehava & Jack