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Vertigo Dance Company takes on a unique outdoor performance at the Kotel

Vertigo Dance Company takes on a unique outdoor performance at the Kotel
© Jason Harris

The first week of September, as Jews in Jerusalem and around the world begin Rosh Hashanah preparations, Vertigo Dance Company will seize on the spirit of new beginnings in their “Birth of the Phoenix” performance opposite the walls of the Old City.


The five-night event, held at Gan Bonei Yerushalayim, will feature the award-winning performance “Birth of the Phoenix,” which reached critical acclaim in Israel and abroad after its premiere 13 years ago.



© Elisabetta Giri

The performance, choreographed by co-founder of Vertigo, Noa Wertheim, is a dynamic piece that expands the boundaries of dance to connect people, community, and the natural environment. The audience sits in a bamboo dome surrounding a central stage of soil, and as the dancers dance, the soil sticks to their bodies and clothing, creating a dialogue between people and the natural world.


During the performance there are additional areas where the audience can enjoy the rhythmic ritualistic-inspired music and dance in an open space.



© Jason Harrid

As 5778 approaches, connect with the high-holiday theme of new beginnings through this experiential performance with the backdrop of the ancient walls of Jerusalem. 


“Birth of the Phoenix: Opposite the Walls” will be held at Gan Bonei Yerushalayim (between Jaffa and Zion Gate) on September 2-6. Performances will be held Sun-Tues at 19:30 and 22:00, and Wed and Sat at 22:00 only. Entrance is free of charge with advance registration (online: http://vertigo.org.il, by phone: 02-6244176/02-9900235) or if space permits.

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