Vertigo Dance Company 

Boch Center Shubert Theatre

Standout Jerusalem-based contemporary dance company Vertigo returns to Boston with Artistic Director Noa Wertheim’s newest work MAKOM.  The work, whose title derives from the Hebrew for “place,” is described as “a perpetual search of a return to the place that brings us closer to ourselves.” 

The evening-length piece – with its tension between the center and the extremities, between form and content, between inside and outside, and between construction and destruction – beautifully dramatizes the striving for unity and wholeness that speaks profoundly to the human condition.  

Program Details

Makom in Hebrew means “place” and describes a real or imaginary location. Makom can also be a spiritual refuge, a home, wherever.

Noa Wertheim’s new creation Makom deals with a world out of balance and therefore unfolds a movement language that strives from the centre outwards, to the extremities and to extremes. It‘s a perpetual quest for the restoration of equilibrium. Form and content are the main notions: Form stands for the human body, the outer structure. The content is the inner essence, our soul. The choreography outlines polarities, between an inside and an outside, between right and left, construction and destruction. Only towards the end a unification of the extremes is strived for, also symbolized by the set design: wooden sticks (a material from nature) are put together to form a bridge. The bridge enables relationship and communication and allows an encounter in the centre, a return to Makom.   (written by | Silke Meier-Brösicke)

Choreographer | Noa Wertheim

Co-Choreographer | Rina Wertheim-Koren‏

Music | Ran Bagno        Chello | Hila Epstein     Violin | Galia Hai

Dancers Creators |  Etai Peri, Sian Olles, Eden Ben Shimol, Micah Aimos, Ruth Ben David, Ilan Kolubovich, Shani Licht, Noa Israeli, Theo Samsworth

Lighting Design | Dani Fishof – Magenta

Costume Design | Sasson Kedem

Stage Design | Zohar Shoef

Stage design execution |  Dani Goldenberg – Vertigo Eco Art Village

Company Manager | Sandra Brown

“Vertigo reaches dizzying heights ”

The Boston Globe

Boch Center Shubert Theatre Venue Information

The 2023/24 Dance Series is generously supported by
Leslie & Howard ApplebyStephanie L. Brown Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation.

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This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Endowment and Innovation Funds, with generous leadership support from Royal Little Family Foundation.

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