Inbal Pinto premieres a new dance piece

For the past three decades, Inbal Pinto has maintained an acclaimed career here and abroad as a choreographer with unique attributes. Although his work has evolved and expanded over the years, his dance creations have maintained their links with the dance-theater genre, bordering on the surreal.

In recent years, Pinto left the company she founded years ago to become a freelance choreographer. Now, he’s debuting an extremely challenging piece – “Living Room” – which originally started as a solo piece, was first designed for dancer Moran Muller during the days of covid lockdown. Eventually, it morphed into a solo / duo hybrid when dancer Itamar Serussi joined in for the second half. It allowed the play to deepen and enrich its diverse narrative and emotional reach.

They both needed to portray characters using quirky physical attributes and puzzling emotional manifestations, while convincing viewers that on the inside they are just like us, but with a different twist.

Working on the minute details of the choreography as if he were weaving a silk rug, Pinto polished the finer layers of narrative, emotional landscapes, intimate relationships between artists and objects on stage, a practice that became the signature of your work.

In that sense, he treated each element of the work with delicacy and precision, without practicing too often. Artistically, your choices regarding movement and overall design are transparent. In the past, and certainly now, he managed to conceptualize an imagined universe encapsulated outside of reality, which is fully human.

INBAL PINTO living room. (credit: DANIEL CHICHIK)

Character movements were fragmented and often out of sync, as if each member had their own will to create a strange environment. In his world, a chair that moves at will, a lamp that interacts with the dancer, or a man crawling out of a small toilet adjacent to the wall, can be perceived as normal, just like a person disappearing through a crack. . on the wall to the next phantom universe. In the last scene, we see him on the back screen as a spirit surrounded by fireflies, birds in the most beautiful monochrome red garden, painted by Pinto.

In retrospect, the performance was hand-crafted for the dancer Muller, like her tour de force.

Pinto’s “Living Room” is a gem, immersed in beauty and solitude, with an inherent need to reach out and touch as part of our fluid existence. One is amazed when an artist can share his wit and soul in such a cohesive way, and Pinto was able to do so.

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