The piece deals with stories of wanderings in Caucasia, an action that appears in different ways in ancient Caucasian cultures. The nomads move from place to place and do not live in a permanent way in any specific place, mostly they return to the place from whence they came. The not-knowing, question of life and death and hope of return encompasses the everyday experience of those that were left behind and does not relent on their spirits. The piece offers and intimate glance into the internal-home happenings, to the world of longing, yearning and consolation of two women who share the fate of a life of wanderings in an abandoned space.
Stav Struz Boutrous was born in 1990 in Jerusalem, Israel . She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School. Stav was a member of the Batsheva Ensemble and Batsheva Dance Company and then joined Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company. Stav teaches movement at various dance centers around Israel as well creative movement classes for children on the autism spectrum in the Arab-Jewish Centre in Jaffa- Tel Aviv. Stav works as an independent choreographer and dancer. Her works deals with the research of Caucasus region and Soviet Union cultures and strives to create bridges between folklore and contemporary dance.
Choreography, Stage Design: Stav Struz Boutrous
Dancer Creators: Meshi Olinky, Stav Struz Boutrous
Artistic Guidance: Adi Boutrous
Lighting Design: Ofer Laufer
Costumes: Marina Golodriga, Stav Struz Boutrous
Soundtrack Design and Edit: Adi Boutrous, Stav Struz Boutrous
Photographer : Efrat Mazor
Nomads was produced with the support of the Independent Creators’ Fund of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Inbal Dance Theater and through the support of the residency program of Ifat Galinsky’s Studio NIA+.