Vertigo Dance – Sukkot 2019

Hiyoli by Keren Horesh Begun/Photo: Natasha Shenhas

Vertigo Dance Company will host a “Dance in the Village Festival” during the Sukkot holiday from October 16 – 18, 2019. Now in its 2nd edition, the three-day festival, with performances for adults and children, will take place in the serene landscape of the Eco-Art Village at Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh overlooking the Elah Valley.

The festival will open with a night of premieres by Vertigo Dance Company dancers past and present: Bechora (premiere) by Inbal Aloni; The Child by Gil Kerrer; Hayoli by Keren Horesh; and a one-time performance by Vertigo dancers to live music – at the end of the performance, the audience will be invited to join in and dance. Opening night performance will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 18:00. Tickets are 60 NIS.

A dance performance for children, The Cat’s Moustache, will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 17:00. Moustache is a cat with a very special moustache that changes form, and two friends – one caring, and one who is jealous. The show is intended for children ages 3 – 7, and tickets are 40 NIS.

In the evening, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf will present when love walked in, a performance composed of a series of short stories connected by the theme of a body in search of intimacy. Three characters represent a biography on the border of fiction and reality, moving between personal nostalgia and collective memory. The performance will take place on Thursday, October 17th at 20:00, tickets are 60 NIS.

Kishkushologia by Noa Zamir/Photo: Efrat Mazor

The festival’s third day will open with a dance performance for children: Kishkushologia by Noa Zamir. Two women meet on a big piece of paper. Of all the professions in the world they cannot find the perfect one, so they invent a profession that includes all the things they love, and become professional scribblers. But they don’t entirely agree on what that means… In the course of the performance, the children in the audience will be invited to participate. The performance will take place on Friday, October 18th at 11:00, and is intended for children aged 4 – 10. Tickets are 40 NIS.

The festival will close with an intimate acoustic performance by vocalist and musician Roni Shefi, with songs from her new album Listen to the Woman! Songs of growth, creativity, healing, and love. Shefi has performed with many Israeli leading musicians and bands such as Tipex, Ehud Banai, Efraim Shamir, Corinne Alal and many more. Her songs are included in the film FEMME: Women Healing the World. The performance will take place on Friday, October 18th at 13:00. Tickets are 50 NIS.

Tickets may be purchased online via this link. Additional information may be found on the Vertigo website,  or call: 02-9900235.