Omer Krieger (Israel), Florian Malzacher (Germany)
AMPHI is a performance piece for a Roman theatre, based on three elements: reconstruction of a dance created by choreographer Noa Eshkol in 1953 for the 10th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, with professional and local amateur performers; New form of local memorial ceremony, summoning the memory of Jewish and Arab dead loved ones of the area; Performative assembly, staged and open-ended public discussion on current issues concerning the city and the country. AMPHI will premiere at the Roman theatre in Beit-She’an (Scythopolis). It aims to trace the foundations of performance in public space, forms of movement and the architecture serving it, while addressing the present time, with its forms of ritual, mourning, celebration, and the contemporary performance of collectivity and politics.
Dance by Noa Eshkol for the memorial ceremony “Decade” (1953). Sunset show for the Ghetto Fighters House Amphitheatre, by architect Shmuel Bickels
Producer: Yael Cohen Dancers: Tamar Even-Chen, Dror Birger, Hilla Berendman, Sheer Sivan, Nunzia Picciallo, Mishel Shalha Original Music: Shushan Costumes: Netta Dror Dramaturgy: Florian Malzacher Rehearsal Manager: Karmit Burian
RSVP - The event will take place in accordance with the Ministry of Health regulations. Seats are limited, entrance allowed only by registering at: email@example.com
Produced by MARCEL art projects, with support from the Goethe Institute's International Coproduction Fund and the Israeli Lottery (Mifal Hapais), and in collaboration with the Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and 1:1 Center for Art and Politics.
This project is part of round 7 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2019.