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Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s “Trout”

Posted on 01 December 2009 by Deborah Friedes Galili

Video: Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s Trout

A trail of miniature puddles leads a curious crowd of writers to Studio A at the Suzanne Dellal Center for a sneak preview.  In the center of the room, a large protective tarp has been laid strategically over the marley floor.  Overhead, the ceiling is awash in rippling shadows from a two centimeter-deep layer of water that, for now, calmly covers the tarp.  But this water won’t lie still forever.  Part of the set for Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak’s Trout, it is meant to be danced upon.

Newton said that to every action there is a reaction, and in Trout, the reactions to many actions are made visible.  Even the most careful steps trigger a cascade of gentle, circular waves across the surface of the water, while the dancers’ more vigorous jumps and falls shoot a spray of droplets into the air.  The larger the action of the dancer, the larger the reaction of the water.

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