“Quiet” arose from a real sense of emergency; in light of the growing violence and mistrust between communities in Israel, constantly subjected to states of shock which never allow the space needed for reflection, and thus never allow for change. In such an environment it felt acute to create a platform which allows for an open and honest communication; a place where it is safe to let one’s demons out and set them free; where the irrationality of response is examined and emotions are bravely explored; where a broad perspective is sought and where trust is continuously built.
Palestinians and Israelis, actors and dancers, the creative process was nourished and inspired by all these differences between the participant’s social realities and artistic backgrounds. The four characters in the piece reveal a landscape which contains aggression, compassion, confusion and yearning. in the midst of this intensity, lies a constant search for a place which is able to contain all conflicted layers – a place which is quiet.
CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION: Arkadi Zaides
ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Joanna Lesnierowska
CAST Muhammed Mugrabi, Ehud Darash/Rabie Khoury, Ofir Yudilevitch, Arkadi Zaides
MUSIC Tom Tlalim
ADDITIONAL TRACKS BY Ziv Jacob, Domenico Ferrari, Ran Slavin
LIGHTING Firas Roby
COSTUMES Salim Schada
PRODUCTION Yoav Levi
CO-PRODUCED BY Arts Station Foundation, Poznan, Poland