Nathan and Michelle
[ 2013 ]
"N&M" (i.e. Nathan and Michelle) is a very free interpretation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". It brings about, through physical dance- theater, the impossible, tragic-comic love story between man and himself.
Nathan and Michelle are a couple. Within their world of fluid sexuality and gender, the couple moves in a dance of changed and exchanged identities and roles, composed of complex and mysterious elements.
The characters, thriving in a ball of simultaneous actions, driven by juxtaposed motives, repeatedly destroying and rebuilding our perception of the situation.
Within the defined minimal space which is their room, to an original soundtrack performed with live electronics via "Kinect" technology and played on air, comes to life this diffused universe with its melted borders, and the tragic love story of Romeo & Juliet becomes an absurd psychoanalytic allegory portraying issues of domination, sexuality and of the extent of the subject's liberty in forming his own identity and body, in creating his own self.
Choreography & dance by Ronnie Heller & Nicolas C. Marquis
Original music composed and performed by David Gordon
Lighting Design by Shachar Werchson
Costumes by Rosselo Shmaria