A herd of wild animals travels from the wild open savannahs to a new jungle with which they are not familiar.
A herd of wild animals travels from the wild open savannahs to the city, a new jungle with which they are not familiar. What happens to the herd during this encounter? How will it behave within this “herd” of humans, and what changes will take place as a result of this encounter? This work studies the points of connection between nature and its laws and the urban expanse and its laws.
A lion, a zebra, an ibex, a deer, a giraffe and a rhino arrive from the wild, open expanses to a new jungle: an urban jungle. Instead of herds of animals – herds of humans. Instead of the moon and stars – streetlamps. Instead of pools of water – fountains. The encounter with this new world raises new questions and new issues to cope with: how will the animals behave in this new place? Will they succeed in integrating into masses of humans – will they adapt the new customs and culture or preserve their own? What will they have to give up in order to be assimilated into this new jungle?
The tension accompanying each encounter of any small, “other” group with the masses is felt here as well, with the strange herd of wild animals arriving in Bat-Yam.
Creator: Adee Lagziel
Choreography: Or Avishy
Costume Design: Adi Lagziel
Featuring Artists: Or Avishy, Amit Avishy, Shay Persil, Amit Prisman, Tom Lev Dekel, Nitai Juran.