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Mon, May 06


New York

Object Theater Workshop with Yael Rasooly

The performer, The object, The secret in between

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Object Theater Workshop with Yael Rasooly
Object Theater Workshop with Yael Rasooly

Time & Location

May 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

New York, 225 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, USA

About the event

Participants will explore the dialogue and relationship between the performer / character and "ready made" objects. We will be looking at objects that are charged with symbolic associations or objects that hold an emotional cargo from personal memory and story.

We will be doing exercises and improvisations in a group, and also touching  on the theme of individual solo creation, a starting point for future development. We will be using our bodies in relation to the objects and their manipulation, as well as the voice both in speaking and singing.

Above all the workshop aims to dive into the process of creation itself, giving tools for when working with others and working alone. Stepping into the inner space of invention and playfulness, passing through artistic blockage, improvising, working fast, with heightened sensitivity and with pleasure.

Yael Rasooly is a critically lauded visual theater director, actress, singer, and puppeteer. Born in Jerusalem, she trained as a classical singer and studied theater design in London. Now based between New York, Boston, and Paris, her distinct theatrical language,  which she began developing at School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, is based on a multidisciplinary approach, combining different forms of theater, puppetry, visual art, and music. Her shows include Paper Cut, winner of the Excellence Award at the New York International Fringe Festival, the House by the Lake, a musical cabaret for actresses, dolls and objects depicting three sisters in hiding during WWII, Bon Voyage, based on the stories and in collaboration with acclaimed author Etgar Keret, and most recently Edith and me, the 3rd chapter in her trilogy shedding light on violence towards women and  children, in collaboration with Norland Visual theater.

Alongside her prolific theatrical career, Rasooly performs as a singer with  numerous ensembles and orchestras in Europe and North America. Her shows, which range vastly in themes, scales and visual representation,  have been presented in more than 30 countries and hundreds of festivals  and theaters worldwide, garnering numerous International awards. She has  been a guest professor for a semester at Trinity College, UConn and The  Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and gives masterclasses around the world,  including ESNAM, UQAM, NYU.

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