"One. One & One" by Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)

  • PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $0.00-$40.00 This event is now over

$40 General / $35 PS21 Member (no ticketing fees)

Israel’s highly regarded Vertigo Dance Company brings its vision of sustainability to PS21's 100-acre campus with One. One & One, choreographed by Noa Wertheim and set to an original score for strings and vocals by Avi Belleli. Performed by ten dancers on a soil-covered floor, One. One & One reflects individuals’ desire for wholeness and spiritual connection to the natural world. The number “one” suggests solitude but also unity, and the work expresses the human tension between the competing desires for independence and connection—“the individual and his or her tribe” (Financial Times).


Earth not only ultimately covers the stage during One. One & One, creating a visual record of the dancers' steps and skids, it also forms the ground of the company's Eco-Art Village in Kibbutz Netiv Halamed-Heh, where Vertigo relocated in 2007 (the company also maintains its original studio at the Gerard Behar Center in Jerusalem). The village's land serves as both a vehicle for arts education and a durable artifact in their substantial body of work. Watching the dancers toss buckets of soil around the stage, the audience is reminded of Pina Bausch's similar device in The Rite of Spring and Walter de Maria’s iconic Earth Room. 


Following the performance, Vertigo Dance Company Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Co-Founder Noa Wertheim will lead a discussion and Q & A.  The audience is invited to stay and learn more about One. One & One, and about Vertigo Dance Company's principles of promoting sustainable living and social consciousness through art and education.  Everyone is welcome.


"In the last few decades, some wonderful dance artists have established an important place in Israel's cultural landscape, and Vertigo Dance Company is among them. Vertigo's excellent dancers express a distinctive voice through an impressive movement quality—visceral and raw, but with a surprising, acute sensitivity.” — Mikhail Baryshnikov


Attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (two shots and at least one booster), or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of performance, or a negative antigen test the day of the event. Masks are optional.

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PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater
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Established in Chatham, NY in 2006, PS21 supports innovative performing artists and creators and introduces their work to a broader audience, while also providing the surrounding region with opportunities for arts engagement regardless of economic status, cultural background, and age.


Five acres of PS21's 100+ acres are developed; the rest are meadows and woodlands. Situated near the theater are the Dance Barn, a rehearsal and performance venue, and two artists’ residences accommodating sixteen individuals. The PS21 property is also host to the Chatham Farm Animal Rescue. PS21's new theater and rural campus are important resources for both visiting artists and the community, optimized for the public's enjoyment and to encourage citizen expression and participation. 


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