Idea: Arkadi Zaides
Duration: 50 min


"Quiet arose from a real sense of emergency; in light of the growing violence and mistrust between communities in Israel, constantly subjected to states of shock which never allow the space needed for reflection, and thus never allow for change. In such an environment it felt acute to create a platform which allows for an open and honest communication; a place where it is safe to let one's demons out and set them free; where the irrationality of response is examined and emotions are bravely explored; where a broad perspective is sought and where trust is continuously built. Palestinians and Israelis, actors and dancers, the creative process was nourished and inspired by all these differences between the participant’s social realities and artistic backgrounds. The four characters in the piece reveal a landscape which contains aggression, compassion, confusion and yearning. In the midst of this intensity, lies a constant search for a place which is able to contain all the conflicted layers - a place which is quiet." (Arkadi Zaides)

Direction, choreography: Arkadi Zaides
Artistic collaboration: Joanna Leśnierowska
Dancers: Rabie Khoury, Mohammad Mugrabi, Ofir Yudilevitch, Arkadi Zaides
Music: Tom Tlalim
Stage design: Klone
Lighting: Firas Roby
Production: Arkadi Zaides Dance Company

Co-production: Arts Station Foundation/Poznan, Poland
With the support of: The Israeli Ministry of Education and Sport, The Choreographers Association, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries LTD, Israel Lottery Council For The Arts, The Rabinovitch Foundation, Polish Institute Tel Aviv, Rabeah Morkus Studio for Dance and Movement

The staging of the performance in Poland was made possible by the kind support of the Embassy of Israel in Warsaw