Resurrection Of Honcivalldina
We created an artists in residency project in Croatia, Poland and Serbia, which expressed dynamic versions of the show Honcivalldina* (the show premiered at the Israel Festival), with local actors and dancers. The starting point of the project is a physical theatre workshop and Bouffon work, then we go on directing the participants in the overall creative work on the characters, the four elements, ancient ceremonies and rituals, music, poetry, chanting and Aramaic texts. We provide some costumes, hats and accessories for the show, and the highlight is a performance within a festival or invited public. Route is chosen in coordination with the hosts (festival, community center, theatre, etc.).
A Bouffon site specific spectacle, 2000
From a forgotten civilization, one that is thousands of years away in history, three loyal, lost priests, on a peculiar ritualistic journey, mumbling and singing in an ancient sacred language, traveling into the unknown. In unfamiliar lands, speaking a strange language, their mission is to find and revive Queen Honcivalldina.
Will they be able to save the people of Honcivalld?
This spectacle is the outcome of a research about historic cultural origins of
The middle-east, looking into ancient art-work of the region and combining plastic art with ritualistic theatre work, inspired by holly books, the four elements spiritual symbolism traditions. In the work we combine text, song and lament, in ancient Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic. All put together in the very extraordinary way of the Bouffon…….
The project is intended for professional actors/dancers etc, amateurs and communities.
The duration of the project is between 7-14 days according to participant’s experience.
we can work with up to 20 people
Duration of the show- up to 50 minutes.
-Permits from the city (police, fire department etc.) to perform in public place and use water and fire in performance.
– 2 workers to help with the installation
-A location that has a little hill that we can dig a big pit -not too close to electric cornet (security masers-we work with water
-A wide route for city procession- in accordance with festival.
-Security during performances and for any equipment set up at the place before the show.
-Dressing-room + mirror+ toilette + hot showers
-At main performance Piazza- connection to fire hydrant- for water supply to performance needs: connection to and water hose –for “water hats”
-Light system- Dimmer-board + 24 simple Thomas spots + white flood lights for the route
-2-flicker/ strobe lights + local technician
-Sound system- double CD, amplifier, 4 speakers, 1 neck-microphone and one singing microphone + local technician
– 2 smoke machine
-A plain wood coffin (maid from old deform woods-by our drawing)
5 kilos of clay
2 kilos of white plaster
5 liters of paraffin
7 cubic meters of fine brown earth
500 kilos of big grain salt (like used for melting snow)
20 thick sticks of bamboo, length 2-3 meters
100 meters of thick rope
Tools for digging (garden tools to prepare the location)