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Reshimo by Vertigo Dance Company

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center

Graduates of the TEDGlobal stage and innovators in Israel’s contemporary dance community, Vertigo Dance Company comes to us from a sustainable Eco-Art Village between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where this company has explored the profound connections between society, art and the environment. Company co-founder Adi Sha’al used his time spent in the air force to inspire the first piece created alongside artistic director Noa Wertheim. Named Vertigo, this piece was built upon the concept of spinning out of control, not just in the air, but in relationships as well. Often accompanied by cutting, angular music and echoing Israeli folk dance traditions, Sha’al and Wertheim draw inspiration from the loss of direction and bring awareness to the limits of the human body.

Reshimo premiered in 2014. Inspired by a Kabbalistic idea about the fine outline that remains when the lights are gone, Reshimo incorporates rhythmic animation and playfulness to evoke passion toward everything that is contained within time and space.

Tickets are $17 or $20 for adults, $14 or $17 for seniors/military and $11 or $14 for students/youth. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit