Choreography: Yoram Karmi | Premiered 2010.
Yoram Karmi’s dance piece – ”particle accelerator” refers to a scientific-technological reality, which is expressed from the first moment in which a sanitary act in a white and sealed garment (Karmi himself, as will be revealed later) cleans the stage with a vacuum cleaner, ensuring the sterility of the laboratory. The long suction pipe writhes like a hot red snake.
This red will be an interesting visual motif in a work whose basic shades are gray – the color of the uniform for all designed by Lior Sabra with the help of Shira Raphael – and the blackness of the stage, which is open in all its breadth and depth. The dresses have thin red stripes, and during the work the dancers wear red “gas masks” that later turn into tiny hats.
In a central part of the work, stormy and thrilling, to the sound of the Kirya from Bach’s Mass at B flat, the stage and the dancers are bathed in red light as fire flames threaten a flock of birds of prey. This piece is one of the highlights of choreography, a highlight of the excellent collection of lighting designed by Jacob Barassi, and the surprising climax of the rich musical soundtrack by Didi Erez.