Adi Weinberg-Prejna _ Indian Summer

choreography and performance: Adi Weinberg-Prejna
sound design and music editing: Daniel Sapir
music: Deru, SeeFeel, Jerry Bock, Jacob Jacobs, Alexander Olshanetsky
voice: Chaya Thorn
costume design: Julia Kornacka
artistic assistance, text: Karol Prejna
laser-sound devise used during the choreographic process of creation: Michał Silski, Włodzimierz J. Zakrzewski
special thanks to: Lubelski Teatr Tańca, Warsaw Dance Department, Jadwiga Majewska, Sharon Zukerman-Weizer, Shiri Teicher-Sabach, Noa Shiloh, Alon Karniel, Rosalind Noctor, Savta
supported by: the Embassy of Israel in Warsaw, Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts
duration: 15 min

„Indian Summer” is a tale of two worlds interfusing. Together with the dancer we are setting off on a journey, following the voice of her blind grandmother Chaya. Her name holds several meanings in the Hebrew language. Two of those are “alive” and “lived”. This duality is also reflected in her life story. During the rehearsal period and the premiere in May 2018, Chaya was still alive, in Israel, but her memories, recorded through the series of conversations, were reaching back to her childhood, which she had spent in a small pre-war Polish town.
In the darkness, following her grandma’s voice, the artist is endeavouring to grasp and preserve grandmother’s visions, impressions from the past, the character and nature, intertwining her own experiences and threads connected with moving to Poland in the late summer of 2017.
Step by step, in the rhythm of images emerging, the body of the artist becomes an agent and a tool of the voices of the past, moving between what was and what now is. Gradually we become witnesses of a metempsychosis, as if drawn from the Jewish folk tales, Kabbalah or Hasidic mysticism. Through sounds and movement the artist is trying to bring people, places, traditions, the no-longer-existing world back to life…