Ship of Fools

Choreography: Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor

Performers and Co-creators: Sascha Engel, Anat Grigorio, Uri Shafir

Music: Didi Erez, ABBA, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson

Costume: Inbal Lieblich

Light Design: Netta Koren

Premiere: Israel Festival 2011

Length: 60 minutes

Three performers coexist alongside one another, while each is bound in a closed, protected world of their own.  Nonetheless, the encounter between them is inevitable.  As the boundaries are crossed, their personal baggage falls apart and becomes exposed. Ship of Fools examines the fragile encounter between the individual’s need to protect their distinctiveness from destruction or alteration and the longing for interpersonal contact and the acceptance of his internal world by others. 

“Funny, disturbing, poignant” (New York Times)

“Provocative, radioactive work that evokes multiple and often contradictory tones. Full of disillusionment and troubling ambiguity, Ship of Fools creates a fascinating journey” (ArtsATL)

Photo Credit: Gadi Dagon