ARMA Theatre Company was founded in 1990. The name ARMA derives from the initials of the four elements: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire, in the Biblical language. Theatre is our fifth element. Over the years, we developed together a physical-visual theatre language, rich and lively. We create theatre in diverse theatrical territories: drama, tragedy, comedy, bouffon and clown. In our work, we enjoy very much the challenge of incorporating plastic-arts, dance, music, contemporary circus, video-art and architecture. We choose re-examination of man-space-public relations, as we prefer to work in public spaces, site-specific projects, in urban or natural environments.
We create a diverse and different range of theatre productions, work as artistic directors of projects and theatre festivals, we teach acting , movement and theatre courses and workshops, we direct ‘artists in residency’ projects with professional and amateur artists and in communities. From time to time we create and present plastic art works at galleries and museums.
Born in New York. Director, actress, writer, designer, teacher of movement and theatre. Founded ARMA theatre with Gil Becher. Co-artistic director of Acco, Bat-Yam Haifa and Ein Hod Street theatre festivals. Teacher and director of physical theatre and multi-disciplinary projects and workshops to professional performers, amateurs, youth and communities, in Israel and Europe. Exhibits plastic art-work, from time to time, at galleries and museums. Education: M.A. in theatre (the study of physical theatre, the fool and the clown- pedagogy of Jacques lecoq), at University of Tel-Aviv. B.A in theatre directing, from University of Haifa. Modern dance in New York (HOSE LIMON), and at Kibbutzim dance instruction college. Painting and art studies in New York and Ein Hod, masks design at Lassad School in Belgium.
Born in Jaffa, Israel. Actor, director, designer and teacher of acting and theatre. Founded ARMA theatre with Lisa Jacobson. Co-artistic director of Acco, Bat-Yam and Haifa Street theatre festivals. Performed with street theatre companies in Belgium and Spain. Founder and first pedagogical director of the theatre School “Haguf”- in Tel-Aviv (with Noam Meiri and Nelly Amar) inspired by pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq. Teaches drama and theatre for professional actors, amateurs, youth and communities, for over 22 years, in Israel and Europe. Exhibits plastic art-work, from time to time, at galleries and museums. Leading designer and teacher of millinery- hat design. Education: Graduate + dramatic architecture workshop (LEM) of Jacques Lecoq in France. Graduated from the School of hats design- Greta de la-Maude in Paris.
Artists in Residency projects- throughout the years, we developed a unique way of creation, which is based on the training the ‘total creative artist’, with directing and focus that enables expression of the talents and abilities of each participant. Through individual and group research and combining diverse arts, we encourage the participants towards creation of a mutual theatrical- artistic language, one that is most suitable for the space, time and the chosen theme of work. This is how new local and international theatre projects are created with professionals, amateurs and with communities. Please see more information here- Artists in Residency projects.