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In Residency with choreographer Avidan Ben giat, at Barker Theatre, Turku


The School for the Blind - crew is granted with a residency in Turku (Finland), in the Barker Theatre. In Turku Avidan and Maria will be continuing their research and co-creating their work further towards the Premier in Jerusalem Dance Week (7.-11.12.2019).

See more info about the creation from below, previous events and here:

https://www.barkerteatteri.fi/joomla/

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School for the Blind ‬is a Israeli-Finnish collaboration between the choreographer Avidan Ben giat‭ (Israel), ‬the dancer/co-choreographer Maria Nurmela (Finland) and the graphic designer‭ ‬Talya Weitzman (Israel)‭

The Idea of colliding people with different backgrounds, cultures and arts was always at the basis of every initiative they have developed so far‭. ‬Our belief is that the essence of culture is delivered right at the moment when it starts to communicate between different disciplines and people from different backgrounds‭. ‬This fundamental idea is our vision towards future projects‭, ‬and as will be described for the proposed research below‭.‬

In ‘School for the Blind‭’ we would like to research the connection between the information received by the 2-dimensional way of perceiving information compared with the 3-dimensional one. In a world where these two formats coexist and battle over attention daily, we ask which one is more real? which one takes more space in our lives? and whether or not it is possible that the observer gets more involved with reality or with its mere image?

The project is co-produced by Machol Shalem Dance House Jerusalem, and supported by Barker - theatre, the Arts Printing House (Vilnius, Lithuania), Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv and The Regional Dance Center of Western Finland.

Photo taken by Glasses'n Beard Photography in Avidan´s and Maria´s residency at Arts Printing House Vilnius February 2019.

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