The Empty Room (2018)
Choreography by Ido Tadmor
Premiere: Musco Center for the Arts, Orange, CA
Music: Andando pela Africa by Barbatuques; Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Flat, K.282-1. Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed by Mitsuko Uchida; O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianna Schicchi) by Giacomo Puccini
Lighting Design: Tiffany Williams
Costume Design: Yaron Braha Bezalel
Running Time: 21 minutes
A dance-theater piece created by celebrated Israeli dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor, The Empty Room is a dramatic comedy about the evolution of a relationship over a lifetime – from its beginning to its end, and everything in between. Depicting the joys and the struggles, they deal with life and its difficulties, expressing love and fear through their own language and gestures. Theatrical, humorous and raw, this duet is an extremely physical blend of innovative partnering and soul-wrenching contemporary movement.