For 30 years the sensational Vertigo Dance Company has created a visceral voice in the Israeli choreographic landscape. In this first appearance at Saint-Sauveur, the company presents One. One & One, which was nominated for a 2019 Bessie Award in New York. Choreographed by artistic director Noa Wertheim to a powerful score for strings and voice by Avi Belleli, the work is performed by 10 dancers on an earthen floor and is meant to reflect the thirst for integrity and spiritual communion with nature that underlies the company’s entire philosophy. Between explosive energy and meditative unison, this is an immersive sensory experience where the tension between the desire for independence and the desire for closeness is expressed.
“A masterful dance act.” Time Out, New York