Past Performance
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Vertigo Dance Company

One. One & One (U.S. Premiere)

March 5-6, 2019

"Freer and fresher than ever. It shows off new energy and an assured hand." - Jerusalem Post on One. One & One

Israel’s highly regarded Vertigo Dance Company performs One. One & One, choreographed by Noa Wertheim and set to a powerful score by Avi Belleli. Performed on a dirt-covered stage, the work creates an arresting sensory experience as it explores the individual’s desire for wholeness and spiritual connection to the natural world.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.

Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Vertigo Dance Company is sponsored by The State of Israel: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, The Jerusalem Municipality, Cultural Affairs, and the Consulate General of Israel in New York.

Opening Night Reception made possible thanks to BREADS BAKERY.

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Vertigo Dance Company
Artist Bio

Vertigo Dance Company

Founded in 1992 by Adi Sha’al and Noa Wertheim, the Vertigo Dance Company has established a unique presence in the contemporary dance scene worldwide. Having developed a distinct artistic language that emphasizes the link between Art and Earth, their works challenge and create an awareness of the limits of the human body.

The result is a collage of intricate and singular dance creations that exude the holistic and spiritual approach of leading choreographer, Noa Wertheim. Since founding the Vertigo Dance Company, Sha'al and Wertheim have created a new production each and every year, from original dance works to various collaborative projects - each time inviting audiences on a unique and enchanting journey. Vertigo's artistic exploration extends to the promotion of social and environmental change, cultivating personal ties with the community through innovative programs that relate to current social realities, all the while maintaining the company's high dance performance standards. Conveying their message over the years, the Vertigo Dance Company has garnered respect and admiration for their work both socially and professionally. Constantly seeking to reach out and bring people together through the creative expression of movement, Vertigo maintains dance as a way of life, further expanding the boundaries of dance to raise social and environmental awareness and make a difference.

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