School-Time Performance: Salt of the Earth

October 30, 2014

Production Language English
Country of Origin Israel
Description PuppetCinema/HaZira Performance Art Arena, Zvi Sahar
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Social Studies (political conflict, freedom of speech), ELA (literature, journalism), Theater
Students are drawn into a miniature universe of political strife—created using puppetry, handmade sets, and meticulously choreographed live video—in this work by artist Zvi Sahar.
Inspired by the influential Israeli novel The Road to Ein Harod, by Amos Kenan—which tells the story of one man’s flight from his country’s latest military coup—Sahar and his company PuppetCinema offer a nuanced, imaginative, and impactful vision of the cycle of war. Plastic tanks barrel down paper streets, a faceless puppet becomes a hero, and a thousand pounds of salt are transformed into a Middle Eastern desert as one man fights for freedom.
Dramaturgy by Oded Littman
Design & Cinematography by Aya Zaiger
Music by Gai Sherf & Rona Kenan
Lighting design by Adi Shimrony
Ticket price includes pre-show workshop with a BAM teaching artist, online study guide, post-show discussion and Q&A.
Identifier 2014s.00041
Season Fall 2014
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
performerZvi Sahar