THE DYBBUK

A hypnotic journey of love, obsession and surrender.

A Dybbuk in Hebrew means “glue”, “attachment” or “clinging”. It is a spirit that possesses a human being.
This performance is an adaptation of S. Ansky’s 19th century folk legend, “The Dybbuk.” A woman is given as a bride by her father to an older wealthy business man “an arranged marriage”, however she is in love with her young true love who dies suddenly of a broken heart when he receives this news. On her wedding day, his spirit enters her body to reclaim her. She is empowered by his love to voice her truth and say ‘no’ to family and society’s traditions. This dance opera expresses the themes, emotions and the struggle between the earthly plane and the various spirit realms of the story.

This production illustrates the importance of transcending our belief systems and revealing what is left beyond the body and beyond our thoughts. Incorporating interactive media projection, contemporary dance fused with the technical grace of ballet, and opera in an immensely theatrical presentation

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Artistic Director | Maya Lewandowsky
Executive Producer | Evangelos Diavolitsis
Artistic Producer | Jennie Vallis
Composer | Steven Gellman
Performers | Maya Lewandowsky, Nicole Charlton, Megan Gole, Erin Lequereux, Erin O’Loughlin, Elan Pratt
Piano | Steven Gellman
Cello | Dorothy Bishop
Harp | Eily Aurora
Violin | Heidi Pittman
Xylophone | Kelly Schuler
Costume Designer | Anni Kuhn
Sound Design | Marc Sackman
Projection Design | Jennie Vallis, Derek Demassi
Lighting Design | Kalyna Conrad
Stage Manager | Andrew Bathory

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