In goodbye, Nitsan Margaliot embarks on a journey to encounter his grandfather, whom he never met. His grandfather, who was born in Chemnitz in 1920 under the name Adolf and fled to Palestine-Israel at the age of 18 during the Holocaust. His grandfather, who changed his name to Abraham.
Nitsan's middle name is Avraham, in memory of him. With the name, he carries the past wherever he goes. In his dance piece, Margaliot poses the question, how he can integrate himself with his weighted past as a person and artist in the present - and reposition himself in the country from which his grandfather fled at the time. How to deal with the story of flight and survival that continues to shape his family today?
goodbye is a ceremony in near darkness. By bringing together choreographic materials, poetic narratives, smells, and sound installations, the piece transforms the tense past into processing, forgiving, and rediscovering.
goodbye is a solo work by dancer and choreographer Nitsan Margaliot in collaboration with scent artist Klara Ravat and sound artist Gal Hochberg.
Premiered at PATHOS Theater, Munich on December 2nd 2022.
Concept, direction, choreography, and performance: Nitsan Avraham Margaliot
Dramaturgy: Laura Kirshenbaum
Choreographic support: Juan Corres Benito
Sound design: Gal Hochberg
Scent artist: Klara Ravat
Costume: Matthias Nebel
Light objects: Nevo Bar
Creative production: Uta Engel
Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.
Unterstützt vom PATHOS Theater München.