The Vertigo dance troupe celebrates 30 years of choreography and movement with three days of performances, June 15-17, at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv.
The troupe, created in Jerusalem by choreographers Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al, partners in work and life, will celebrate art, community and the environment, the very heart of this contemporary dance organization.
Each of the three days is devoted to one of the values that have driven the troupe for three decades.
It begins with its commitment to nature and an outdoor performance of “Birth of the Phoenix” by veteran and young Vertigo dancers on Wednesday. Art arrives, as conceived by Noa Wertheim’s choreography in “Pardes” on Thursday. And finally humanity, represented by the Vertigo “Power of Balance” team, the troupe’s work with professional dancers and dancers with disabilities, including a panel on dance and physical disability on Friday.
Vertigo is also celebrating its anniversary with a video exhibition, “Liba”, created in cooperation with the Parks and Nature Authority in the Bell Cave of Beit Guvrin.
Available to the public on weekends until July 14, from Thursday evening to Saturday evening, the “Liba” exhibition is made up of massive video installations showing the movements Wertheim created for the walls and corners of the cave.
The combination of stage performance and art in nature is emblematic of the veteran dance troupe, which has always aimed to merge dance, family and community, and the environment.
It started with Wertheim and Sha’al dancing and choreographing together in Jerusalem, before building the Vertigo Eco-Art Village at Kibbutz Netiv Halamed Hey, their learning center which involved creating an organizational model for teaching dance and ecology.
Tickets for the various events and shows surrounding Vertigo’s 30th anniversary can be purchased at Vertigo website.