Rooster by Barak Marshall

Barak Marshall2009

Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre

Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre
Tel Aviv, Israel

A co-production of the Suzanne Dellal Centre and the Israeli Opera, “Rooster,” is a work for 12 dancers and an opera singer. Dance, theatre and opera come together in “Rooster,” a work which, according to Marshall, relates artistically to Greek mythology, Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” the Bible, and the Y. L. Peretz short story “Bontsche the Silent.” According to Marshall, the story describes a man who was “Very kind and silent, no one noticed him in his lifetime and no one paid attention when he died.” Marshall views the story as a “warning about not asserting yourself,” saying, “trust your desires and act on them.” The Hebrew word for rooster is “Gever” which also means “man,” an association that has resonance for Marshall who describes the rooster as “ferocious yet also incredibly vulnerable.”


  • Title: Rooster by Barak Marshall
  • Creator: Barak Marshall
  • Date Created: 2009

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