Physical education

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1

Kunst (Ballett) :

Physical education

A new dance piece set in a high school gym evokes old, often painful, memories.

In the many depictions of childhood trauma, one room seems to appear over and over. This space, while seemingly harmless enough, has left its mark on the nightmares of days past for countless children and grown-ups alike. Why is it that the gym is such a terrifying arena? Is it the horrible uniform, too seldom washed, or the painful ritual of choosing teams that leaves a scar on almost every student who’s ever been picked last?
In their newest work, Alehoum (Gang Up), choreographers Abigail Rubin and Yoav Bartel invite their audience into that emotionally charged space. Set in an actual gym, the premiere of this piece will take place at the Ironi Dalet High School in Tel Aviv later this month….