And My Heart Almost Stood Still/ PremiereAri Tepperberg
I stand before you with my eyes tightly closed. The shadows that you create bring me back to life. Can we become deaf and blind together? Can we turn our most tender feelings into communication?
This work was inspired by a letter written by Helen Keller, the renowned blind and deaf activist, to the New York Symphony Orchestra. She relates how she was able to “hear” their performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony just by gently holding a radio and feeling the vibrations.
Shadow theater and objects
Created and performed by Ari Tepperberg
Co-creator, musician and performer: Avshalom Ariel
Co-creator, sound designer, performer: Tomer Demsky
Light and stage designer: Omer Sheizaf
Production and international relations: Katherine Vasilyadis
Produced together with the Westflügel Theater, Leipzig, Germany together with AB-the Independent Artists Organization