Thursday, November 19, 2009

Matkot - Berlin/2009

Here is some info on the project I am currently working on here in Berlin. It is a physical/theatrical performance by choreographer Nir De Volff. If you are around the area, dont miss it...


Premiere: November 28th 2009, 8.30pm
Further Performances: November 29th/30th and December, 4th/5th/6th 2009, 8.30pm
Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin
Tickets at or 030 448 12 22

Are you longing for the beach of your dreams? Enjoying the sun on your body, the sound of the waves going deeper and deeper into your brain, connecting with harmony and nature? Pull yourself together. Come to us, come to the MATKOT-beach. Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL will guarantee you crying babies, barking dogs and hundreds of beachball players and nacked bodies, coming closer and closer. We provide a daily supply of fresh garbage and the air is filled with the sweet sound of tractors building another luxury hotel just in walking distance.
MATKOT, the Hebrew word for beach ball, explores the social complexity of a day at the beach and our inconsistent behavior as visitors and users of nature. The new dance piece by Nir De Volff / TOTAL BRUTAL is about the need to relax, the moment when a dream falls apart and the process of collecting bits and pieces struggling to construct a new image.

Idea & Concept: Nir De Volff - A collaboration by Johanna Chemnitz, Hyoung-Min Kim and Nir De Volff - Guest: Ido Portal - Artistic Counselling: Tatiana Saphir - Music: jayrope - Stage: Judith Philipp - Costumes: Pieter Bax - Lights: Benjamin Schälike - Graphic Design: Dorit Bialer - Photos: Bernhard Musil - Production & PR: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture - Choreographic Assistant: Zuhal Toptas - Stage Assistant: Max Johns - Costume Assistant: Veronika Weinhold

Funded by the City of Berlin. Supported by and produced at DOCK 11. Thanks to Hakvutza Jaffo, Tel Aviv Dance Studios.

I am currently pulling off 8-12 hours of physical activity a day, (trying to squeeze out my own training besides working on the project) so sorry for the lack of activity on the blog. I know from the emails I recieved many of you are interested to find out some more details about my experiences here in Berlin, and soon I will share some insights on the amazing experience of creating Matkot. Stay tuned, to be continued...



RickyVT said...

Sounds amazing! But make sure you update when it is convenient to YOU. Personally I can wait until the end and you actually have room to breathe, 8-12 hours is nuts! I have done the 12+ hour days drill and I barely had enough time to eat, let alone update a blog in any kind of detail! And at the end of the day I just slept as much as I could =)

Gittit said...

Looking forward! Take care of yourself.

jayrope said...

Ido, the comment above me is spam, you probably need to turn on some spam protection here.

Otherwise i find Matkot will be a blast :)
Looking much forward to our premiere in two days. J

Mickael said...

Good luck, sounds really nice.

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