MOMO has two souls. One sends long roots to the depths of the earth – a soul that embodies archetypes and myths of hardened, raw masculinity, and the other is in a constant search for an individual and distinct DNA; one moves within its own autonomous and independent force field and the other is a constellation of elements that spin around the same nucleus – alternately drifting away and towards it, making room for necessary tenderness and catharsis.
With a soundtrack comprised mostly of the album Landfall by the legendary Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet, one of the foremost contemporary classical music ensembles, a shared passion of deep sorrow and beauty unfolds on stage. Relinquishment becomes a dedicated search for a crack, and glitches in the movement code turn out to be free, playful, and emotive material.
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Major sponsor: Chelck Family Foundation
Supported by: Batsheva New Works Fund, American Friends of Batsheva, French Friends of Batsheva, The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation, Factory54
Co-producers: Orsolina28, Moncalvo
Presenting Co-producers: Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale / Festival Aperto – Fondazione I Teatri, Reggio Emilia / Fondazione del Teatro Grande di Brescia.
World Premiere: 10 December 2022, Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel-Aviv.