Batsheva Hosts: "The other body"
By Nataly Zukerman and Atalia Branzburg
Performer and creator: Nataly Zukerman | Director and creator: Atalia Branzburg Performer: David Zukerman | Lighting Design: Amir Castro | Producer: Omer Alsheich | Stage manager: Michal Ben-Yehuda, Shahar Gadesh Stills | Photography: Gadi Dagon
Following a severe accident at the age of 12, which left her paralyzed, and after extensive rehabilitation that made her into "a hero triumphing against all odds", a question arises: what's next?
"The Other Body" is a live art piece constructed by a collage of true and fictitious stories. We watch as Nataly invites her dad on stage to tell a bed time story dealing with her invisible physical disability and challenging the audience to deal with their own inner disabilities; we see a map of retaliations and retributions following scars left behind from lovers past unfold before us; she asks a man from the audience to help her organize the space and unbeknown to him, in doing this, he becomes her blind date. Is it possible to fall in love on stage? In an intimate space, Nataly's stories come to life as they unfold textually and visually on stage.
The works were developed within the framework of "A-Genre Festival 2013" in Tmuna Theatre, and as part of the Actor-Creator-Researcher M.F.A. track, Department of the Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University