Three figures run in a circle, struggling to continue as they spiral into the depths of Israeli consciousness. As their journey becomes harder and more painful, their stories break down, revealing issues of contemporary Israel. Within the circular arena, they’re exposed and exerting themselves in personal relationships, and questioning their individual and social identity. Combining dance, text, theater and grueling physicality, Marathon uses the autobiographical stories of the performers to reflect a state of constant emergency.
Genre: Drama. dance-theater
Duration: about 60 mins
Conceived choreographed and directed by Aharona Israel
Text : Asa Wolfson, Aharona Israel (in collaboration with the performers)
Original Music: Udi Berner
Costumes: Liat Ezra with the support of ‘BROOKS’ Israel.
Stage design: Aharona Israel
Dramaturgy & advice: Asa Wolfson
Dance/ vocals/ acting: Ilya Domanov, Merav Dagan, Gal Shamai/Daniel Paikes
Premiered at ‘Acco Fringe Festival ’12. The show was invited to perform in Israel and abroad among other places at: ‘Tmuna’ theater Tel-Aviv, ‘THEATROMANIA’ festival Poland, ‘Jüdische Musik- und Theaterwoche’ Dresden Germany, ‘Chutzpah!’ Festival Vancouver CA, MAI center of the arts montreal CA,‘Progress’ Festival Toronto CA, ‘Undercurrents’ festival Ottawa CA, PublicEnergy Theater center Peterborough CA, Ludi festival Russia 2017.
‘Best actress award’ for Merav Dagan at Acco festival 2012.
‘The highest shorts’ – performance award for Ilya Domanov as parts of ‘teens talk theatere’ awards at ‘The theatre centere’ Toronto Canada – 2015
Award for the search for new expressive means in theatre to Aharona Israel at Ludi festival Russia – 2017
With the support of Israeli minister of culture, Acco festival, ‘Brooks’ Israel, Tmuna Theater, ‘Bet Tami’ art & community center Tel aviv. Tours abroad were supported by the ministry of foreign affairs; the Israeli embassy Ottawa & the Israeli Consulate Toronto, Canada, ‘ Mifal HaPais council for the culture and arts and IUPA – the Israeli union of performing artists.
“A brilliant show, that touches the core of our existence” (Habama, Israel)
“Very actual. definitely unique theater” (Achbar Hair He’d Hakraiot Haifa Israel)
“The show is thought-provoking and impressive” (Lynn Slotkin, Broadcast text reviews Toronto, Canada)