Past and Memory

A room full of candles, the only light seen in the room comes from the candles. The dancer’s challenge is to dance with boiling wax dripping on her from the lit candles in real time. The text in the passage is an imaginary dialogue between the dancer and all her loved ones who are no longer alive.

“Real Time” Workshops in Performance Art and Performing Arts as part of the Department of Art at the Haifa University, under the late Uri Katzenstein. The exercises are a result of a direct interaction between the performer and the viewer. Each exercise has a theme and a challenge. All exercises are happening “In real time”, when each time the performer has no idea what the final piece will look like, there is no advance planning for anything.