GO FIGURE is a powerful and highly poetic duet between two very different male bodies, searching for new ways of contact and interaction with each other, in such ways I have never seen before.
The piece was born as a search for a space in which the Otherness of a body with functional diversity can express and enhance its own nature. On stage, the dancers Shmuel Dvir Cohen and Tomer Navot – who both share a neurological condition that produces an involuntary muscle contraction, called “dystonia” – perform a duet focused on the acceptance and celebration of a kind of movement that is unique, often unpredictable and beautiful insofar as it remains faithful to itself.
During the search for a balance that emerges from the limits imposed or revealed by the capabilities of both dancers, a beauty is born that aims to be nothing but itself and originates from the decision to support each other, without sacrificing the identity of either of the dancers, and from their shared desire to create a territory of truth.
GO FIGURE is an invitation to learn about the workings and rhythmic and movement patterns of other bodies.