Simple Action

SIMPLE ACTION – A Participatory Choreographic Action Inspired by Stabat Mater

In SIMPLE ACTION, Yasmeen Godder and her company continue researching how to use the performance medium as a means of connecting the audience to itself and to the performers, both as individuals and as a group, while at the same time engaging in themes such as empathy, understanding, identification and the sensorial experience in real-time, as part of the work’s structure. Spectatorship enters the realm of the experience. The piece which was commissioned to be inspired by Stabat Mater, the famous Christian hymn, responds visually to the piéta image and has been newly composed and performed live by the musician and singer Tomer Damsky who created her own original and hypnotic version of it, supporting the immersive and ritualistic invitation of the work. Simple Action takes place inside a pastel-colored tent, by the visual artist – Gili Avissar with whom Godder has been collaborating for several years.  And a special light installation by the visual artist and lighting designer Omer Sheizaf.

SIMPLE ACTION is a production of The Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Cultural Center, directed by Ingi Rubin as part of the Opera & Dance program. STABAT MATER was commissioned by B-Motion Festival 2016; With thanks to Beit Uri and Rami Nehostan Museum