Hebrew word meaning ‘child’. Israeli choreographer Eyal Dadon’s challenge was to tell the story of a remembered or imagined childhood when the bodies are adults. Passing through a small miniature door, the dancers play, chase each other, make gestures and steps like those of children, occasionally entering a little house at the back of the stage whose interior we see in the images projected on the big screen. An interesting piece where the perfect harmony and precision of movement of the dancers is to be commended. 

Anna Bandettini, La Repubblica

Creation for 16 dancers of the company

Choreography Eyal Dadon
Music Eyal Dadon
Set and lights Fabiana Piccioli
Costumes Bregje Van Balen

Production Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
Coproduction Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia

With the support of the Cultural Office of the Israeli Embassy in Italy

27 April 2022, Reggio Emilia, Teatro Municipale Valli

Can we change ourselves as adults?
Can we be kids again? Can we clean filters?
Can we let go of bad habits?
We can be better.

In the process of the creation, we were talking about the point in our life as adults which we lost the feeling of being a kid, the feeling of being naturally pure, and the ability to have clean filters. When was the point when we lost our innocence and why? Maybe because of a simple sentence that we heard, or because we saw something which changed it, or because of a bad dream…
One of the main keys of the creation are the actual things that we learned as kids, and how these things designed us to be the people that we are today.

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