A Suzanne Dellal Centre production  Premiered: October 24, 2008 - Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv Dance 2008. A physical-theatre work for ten dancers. 

The language of MONGER is theatrical, physical, sharp, fast and contains ethnic-contemporary motives.

MONGER explores the dynamics of hierarchy, power, dignity and the compromises one makes in order to survive. The piece’s narrative structure is drawn from several sources including the life and work of Bruno Shultz, Jean Genet’s play “The Maids” and Robert Altman’s film “Gosford Park”.


MONGER  [mungh-ger]:



1/ A dealer or trader of a commodity. 

2/ Usually use in combination: a gossipmonger, a hatemonger, a warmonger, a fishmonger. 


1/ To sell, to hawk.

2/ To sell yourself.Performed at: Suzanne Dellal Centre - Tel Aviv, Zagreb Dance Festival (Croatia), Festival Sibiu (Romania), Madrid en Danza (Spain), SIDance Seoul (Korea), Steps Festival (Switzerland), Jacobs Pillow (USA), Dance Umbrella London (United Kingdom), Los Angeles International Arts Festival / San Francisco / Portland (USA), Dimitria Festival Saloniki (Greece), Beer Sheva / Ganei Tikva / Haifa / Hertzlyia / Jerusalem / Karmiel / Modiyn (Israel) 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Barak Marshall is the son of acclaimed dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved. Since his accidental entrance into dance in 1995, Barak established himself as one of Israeli dance’s most innovative and unique voices. His first work, Aunt Leah, won first prize at the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s Shades of Dance Choreography Competition.

In 1998, his work Emma Goldman’s Wedding was chosen to participate in the Bagnolet International Competition in Paris where it swept the awards--winning first prize, the Prix d’Auteur, the Bonnie Byrd Award and the ADAMI Award.

His company went on to tour extensively throughout Europe, including performances at Lyon’s Bienale de la Danse, Paris’ Theatre de laBastille and Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

In 1999, Barak was invited by Ohad Naharin to become the Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer; he created several works for both the junior and senior companies before severely breaking his leg in 2001 and leaving dance completely.

In 2008, Barak the Suzanne Dellal Centre invited Barak to return to Israel to create Monger, is first work in seven years. Following success of Monger, in 2009 Barak was co-commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre and the Israeli Opera to create Rooster, a work for twelve dancers, an opera singer and his mother, Margalit Oved.

Both works Monger and Rooster have toured throughout Israel, Europe, Asia and the United States. Barak Marshall has been comissioned by Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (Canada) and Rambert (United Kingdom) among others.

Barak is also a singer of Middle Eastern and classical music and has performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. This year his work received first prize at the Joyce Foundation’s A.W.A.R.D. Show held in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant for a new music production with Margalit Oved and the Balkan Beat Box.
Barak studied social theory and philosophy at Harvard University.
Since 2014, he is the Artistic Director of the Inbal Dance Company.

Produced by The Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre.
Credits: Story

Choreography: Barak Marshall

Assistant to the Choregrapher: Osnat Kelner
Costume Design: Maor Zabar
Lighting Design: Jacov Beressy
Dramaturgical Advisor: Ariel Ashbel
Music Design: Giori Politi
Producer: Michal Mor-Haim
Music: Taraf de Haidouk, Balkan Beat Box, The Yiddish Radio Project, Margalit Oved, Shye Ben Tzur, Shandor, Hand el, Goran Bregovic, Verdi, Frank London, Terry Hall, Ray Noble.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cast: 10 Dancers

This production was also made possible by the generous support of Maureen and Randy Rosen (USA), Sandy Carrol (USA) Jean and Jerry Friedman (USA), The Margalit Oved Dance Theater Foundation (USA) and Mel Marshall (USA).

(*) This work is dedicated to my parents, Margalit Oved Marshall and Mel Marshall.


Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre – Tel Aviv

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