A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE

© Amit Noy

Sun 05.05.24, 19:30

Mon 06.05.24, 19:30

An intergenerational production of Amit Noy

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A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE is performed by three generations of a single family. Through language, movement, and song, the piece offers choreographies for living in the aftermath of violence. A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE is performed by three generations of a single family. Through language, movement, and song, the piece offers choreographies for living in the aftermath of violence. A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE takes up social and cultural histories that are embedded in the performers’ lives, only to ask: what is the meeting place between pain and ambivalence? The Holocaust, the history of classical ballet, and the experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are regarded not only as personal experience, but also as objects of potential transformation.

Created by Amit Noy, the piece is performed alongside his teenage sister, two parents, and grandmother. Since 2020, Noy has been creating choreographic experiments with his family members, in order to study the complexities of embodied relation. How do bodies move together, when some have given birth to others? How does the imprint of experience pass from generation to generation? In A BIG BIG ROOM FULL OF EVERYBODY’S HOPE, past, present, and future times live concurrently, held between the bodies of the performers themselves.

Amit Noy is a dancer, choreographer, and writer. He grew up in Aotearoa New Zealand and Hawai'i to Mexican and Jewish parents. At present, he lives and works in Marseille, France. In 2022, Amit received the Pina Bausch Fellowship for Dance and Choreography to study with Miguel Gutierrez and Deborah Hay. He was awarded a Springboard prize by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand in 2023 and was a finalist in the 2022 edition of Danse Élargie.

Credits:
Created by: Amit Noy
Co-performers: Maytal Noy, Ilan Noy, Liora Noy, and Belina Neuberger
Codirection, dramaturgy: Jo Randerson
Lighting design: Zeynep Kepekli
Costume design: Steven Junil Park
Outside eye: Miguel Gutierrez
Original sound design: Maayan Tsadka
Additional music: Igor Stravinsky, Haim Moshe, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Schwartz
Sound/video technician: Fabien Minez
Diffusion: Fanny Virelizier
Production, administration: Emmanuelle Taccard

Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville Paris, CCN-Ballet national de Marseille “accueil studio” / Ministère de la Culture, Pina Bausch Zentrum, Charleroi Danse: Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Fondation Szloma Albam Stiftung, Creative New Zealand. With the support of SACD – Danse élargie Premiere: September 7th, 2023 – Theatre des Abbesses

With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.