The Woman Who Didn't Want to Come Down to Earth - A trilogy
A piece of total theater combining acrobatic movement, dance and everyday objects.
This miniseries deals with the life of a woman who refuses to touch ground. Confronted with external threats and demands, she obeys neither rules nor gravity and reaches absurd and extreme situations. Each episode portraits with humour and surreal imagery the woman´s personality, as she follows with dogged termination her own path.
Starting with a comics-style indoors aerial trip through a living room in which furniture become both obstacle and support in her quest to avoid encroaching dust, the piece soon develops a darker mood. She tentatively begins to take charge of her new surroundings before finding in a triumphant, yet fragile new existence.
Originating from partly autobiographical material, The Woman Who Didn't Want to Come Down To Earth depicts in crisp and succinct images the universal challenge of the individual to stay true to oneself.
Premiered in parts at Clipa Aduma and Intimadance Festivals in Tel Aviv and then premiered as a trilogy at Clipa Theater.
Creator and performer: Gabrielle Neuhaus. Lighting designer: Asy Gotesman, Gaurav Sharma. Video editing: Ayala Ehrlich, Noga Ehrlich