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YAD GERTRUDE KRAUS
"Point Of Departure"
"Point Of Departure"
ARMA Theatre, Ein-Hod artist's village, Israel.
ARMA Theatre is creating a new production, by the name "Point Of Departure". The production combines different art domains and traces the work of Gertrude Kraus, who was a leading and "different" creative artist, in an era full of artistic inspiration.
Kraus, who was born in Austria in the year 1903, is a symbol and
example of an artist who combined ideology and art, determination
and a strong belief in her way. She was the representative of the
new Expressionist, innovative dance. Gertrude was a "total
artist", engaged in painting, sculpting and music as well.
Her instructive life story reflects the true spirit of a universal
artist, whose art breaks conventions and unites people. Gertrude
Kraus lived and created in Austria and Germany between the years
1903-1935, the year she immigrated to Israel. In Israel she continued
to create, teach and influence many artists till her death in 1977.
Her artistic heritage influences artists until today.
Gertrude Kraus brought with her, to Israel, international inspiration from a volatile era, an era full of changes, between the two world wars. On the agenda were: total changes in the worldly order, crushed economy and the horrors of war. All these issues, found a diverse way of expression, in the different art streams that rose at the time and marked the way to new and innovative kinds of art.
It was the beginning of the era of Modernism, a thrilling era, with all the new art being created in a time of changes and turnabout.
project (production/show/spectacle) "Point Of Departure",
strives to compose between the artistic work of Gertrude Kraus and
the Modernist era with all its diverse art streams and between the
present era, in which different art streams are represented, like:
post-modern architecture, art of Installation and Performance art,
Earth art, World music, Physical Theatre, Movement, Dance Theatre
and Site Specific Theatre. We would like to create a new piece of
work that will connect the different arts streams and purify them
into a sum total of one creation, closing the circuit, 100 years
after the beginning of Modernism.
Theatre, hosting known artists from Austria, Germany and Israel,
will produce the project "Point Of Departure", which will
combine diverse art domains like theatre, dance, music, plastic-art,
video-art, and special light design. The show will take place inside
an Installation which combines an arena of salt on the floor. A
dynamic arena that will change shape and texture during the show.
Around the arena we will design an exhibition of painting, sculpture
and diverse design work (by the artists of the Ein-Hod artist's
village and guest artists). Inside and outside the arena, the interdisciplinary
theatrical event, will take place. While the performance is not
taking place, the metamorphosed arena will continue to function
as part of the whole installation (video-art, music and diverse
means of display) and as an inseparable part of the exhibition around
choreographer is not just a dancer. It is possible that sometimes
he is not a dancer at all. Being a choreographer means, being a
director, musician, poet, painter and architect all at the same
Theatre (the Hebrew initials of Earth, Wind, Water & Fire) was
founded in 1990 by Lisa Jacobson and Gil Becher. It is a Physical
theatre, street theatre, site-specific and Bouffon theatre (the
in N.Y. Actress, director and choreographer.
in Israel. Actor, director, designer and acting teacher.
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