A co-production of The Suzanne Dellal Centre
and The Israeli OperaPremiered: 12- 13 November, 2009 - The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center
- Tel Aviv Dance 2009.
This work is based on I.L. Peretz’s Bontscha the Silent, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
as well as several stories from the Bible and Yemenite folklore. Performed at:
The Performing Arts Centre -Tel Aviv , Suzanne Dellal Centre - Tel Aviv, Minsk (Belarus), Festival Sibiu (Romania), Belgrade Dance Festival (Serbia), Modafe Festival Seoul (Korea) , Montpellier Festival (France), Villa Adriana Roma (Italy), Gabala Festival (Azerbaijan), Masion de la Danse - Lyon (France), Netherland Dance Festival , Taiwan International Festival of Arts, Diana Vishneva Festival, Moscow (Russia), Ein HaShofet / Haifa / Hetzlyia / Hof HaCarmel / Karmiel
/ Tel Aviv University (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 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.
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.
Choreographer: Barak Marshall
Assistant to the Choreographer: Osnat Kelner
Music: Collage edited by Barak Marshall & Giori Politi
Costume Designer: Maor Zabar
Set Designer: Sergey Berezin
Lighting Designer: Felice Ross
Producer: Michal Mor-Haim
Duration: 60 minutes
Cast: 12 Dancers, 1 Opera singer
This work is supported by Ruth and Dr. Boaz Barak.
This work is also made possible through the generous support of Mr. Martin Peretz.
Special thanks to Taisha Paggett.
“As always, this work is dedicated to my parents, Mel and Margalit Oved Marshall, for teaching me that the only answer to cruelty is kindness and that the only path to happiness is happiness.” (Barak Marshall)
Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre – Tel Aviv
Yair Vardi - Director
Claudio Kogon - Deputy Director
Rachel Grodjinovsky - Foreign Affairs
Vicky Somech - Book Keeper
Michal Mor-Haim - Scheduling & Production Manager
Avi Evan - Graphic Designer
Michael Dellal - Marketing Manager
Jacob Beresy - Chief Electrician, Lighting Designer
Miki Patish - Soundman
Sergei Berezin - Maintenance Manager
Galit Peri - Box Office Manager
Ben Shimnuberg - Box Office Responsible
Shades in Dance