DREAMS OF MOSES
visual and movement theatre
By Bible myths
SUPPORTED BY EMBASSY OF ISRAEL IN RUSSIAN FEDERATION
?Dreams of Moses? is a new mystical performance of the Mystorin group , a poetic interpretation the story of the Exodus as a mythological story, revolving around the images of water and birth ? the birth of the hero and the birth of the nation.
The performance looks through the eyes of Moses’ mother, when she dreams the future. Doing so, it supplies us with a feminine view of the Exodus, placing the woman and her inner world in the center. She will always see her son, the redeemer who leads the nation, as a baby in her arms.
With the use of materials, such as silk fabric and flexible tubes, actors draw lines and brush-strokes in space, creating a poetic language in which pictures transform as a painting is hung in the air. Using the simplest means the actors create graphic images translucent and elegant almost as a Japanese ink drawing. The work of movement creates a stream of consciousness, reminiscent of a hallucination, a dream or a fantasy. Out of this stream, images are born: the angels, the birth, Pharaoh’s daughter and her servants, the palace, the Nile, the Pyramids, the Splitting of the Red Sea, the Burning Bush, and so forth. MYSTORIN THEATER re-interpret the known Exodus images, and tell a new story about sacrifice, hope and salvation, death and resurrection. Original music was written especially for the performance, combining ethnic and acoustic instruments.
- The Mystorin Theatre Group is the only Israeli theatre group that brings the beauty of ancient Hebrew texts to international audiences creating a unique theatrical poetry that is rooted in the ambiguity of Biblical verse. The original theatrical language of the Mystorin group is rich in visual images, full of different meanings and interpretations. Through video, movement, singing and visual theatre the performances of the Mystorin group reflect the narrative of ancient texts and communicate with the audience both as a story and as a total mystical experience with a strong emotional impact. As part of the creative process actors study ancient texts and artists? personal interpretations of these texts are incorporated into the performance. This unique approach, which combines methods of traditional Jewish learning with improvisation, has been developed by the Mystorin group throughout its previous artistic projects. The group performed with great success at international festivals such as INFANT theatre festival in Serbia, HIGHFEST in Armenia, Sibiu festival in Romania, Black and White festival, Finland, FITD Festival in Africa, FETA Festival in Poland and others.
Author and Director ? Yulia Ginis
Text Consulting ? Roee Canaan, Yaakov Sinichkin
Stage designer ? Yulia Ginis, Jenya Kapitsky
Music composer ? Guy Sherf
Actors — Dana Forer, Rotem Cohen, Ive Ailin, Lior Avshalom, Raz Weiner, Tamara Kowalski
Performance duration ? 50 min.
Age ? 16+
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