No Limits PLUS
A striking work that re-examines social conventions surrounding the dancing body with tremendous and beautiful physical diversity
Performed by the leading contemporary dance company Vertigo Dance Company and choreographed by renowned choreographer Sharon Fridman, Shape on Us is a striking work that re-examines social conventions and truisms surrounding the dancing body.
As eight dancers with multiple physical abilities break away from the aids that serve some of them in everyday life, a collective organism takes shape in the encounter between unique bodies. Exploring their individual fragilities and needs, the dancers confront the push and pull of rejection and concern, meeting in moments of tension, support, loneliness and love. Gradually, as the piece unfolds, disparate expressions merge to create an astoundingly tender collective language of touch and cooperation.
Shape on Us challenges taboos around looking at the different body. Powerfully embracing the delicate physical systems that transform involuntary movements into deliberate gestures, it questions our perception of what is considered natural and abnormal.
First presented in 2020, Shape on Us is the product of Vertigo Dance Company’s ongoing engagement with the disability community.
Arts Accessibility Services
Audio description in Cantonese, house programme in audio format and extra wheelchair spaces available; guide dogs welcome
Artist and Art Group
Choreographer Sharon Fridman has worked with his company in Madrid, Spain since 2006. In Israel, he has danced with the Ido Tadmor Dance Company, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and the Vertigo Dance Company. During his career, Fridman and his company have won a number of awards, including the Max Award for Best Dance Performance (2015) and the Max Award for Best Choreography (2019). Several international companies hold Fridman’s creations in their repertoire.
Vertigo Dance Company
Vertigo is a contemporary dance company offering a physical meeting place for artists and audiences that takes the viewer on new or unexpected, exciting and challenging journeys into unfamiliar territories. Vertigo represents international standards of artistic excellence, with a social and community touch. The company’s movement vocabulary and creative expression celebrates the intersection of art and human nature.
Vertigo is a messenger of Israeli art at its best, at home and abroad, that brings people closer together and touches them through the language of the body. As such, in addition to its performances, the company collaborates on master classes, workshops and co-productions with other companies from around the world and invites artists from different fields to create together with the company.
Vertigo Power of Balance
Vertigo Power of Balance creates a meeting place for people with various physical abilities, disabled and non-disabled, through movement, contact and improvisation.
Established in 2000, and directed by Hai Cohen and Tali Wertheim, the Power of Balance Center operates from the Vertigo Eco-Art Village – the home of the acclaimed Vertigo Dance Company – offering comprehensive integrated dance activities that include annual programmes, classes, workshops and performances in Israel and abroad.
The unique approach of integrated contact improvisation allows for a direct physical encounter through spontaneous dance. While exploring contact, direction, gravitation and momentum, participants are given the opportunity to experience an especially attentive communication through the senses, emphasising their common ability to fully express themselves through dance.
Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, people with disabilities and a companion and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
Group Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 4-9 full-price tickets for one programme.
20% discount on purchases of 10 or more full-price tickets for one programme.
Package Booking Discount
10% discount on purchases of 2-3 full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
20% discount on purchases of 4 or more full-price tickets for multiple programmes.
- Approx. 50 mins with no interval
- Recommended for ages 6 and above
©Shinsuke Sugino & Takashi Torikawa