Operation Silk Gloves
Ensemble Can (Israel)
Ensemble Can invites us to experience the Israel Museum anew, through a performative tour that will reveal elements of the Museum, and the audience wandering about within it, in unexpected and surprising ways.
In the Museum’s various galleries, various guides will subvert the established narratives which make up local-collective identity, as it is reflected in the Museum’s collections. Among the guides is a young IDF cultural counselor, who gives a military heritage tour that recounts the narrative of the Holocaust with all its charged symbolic components. A security guard brings our attention to the “invisible” employees that tend to this “modern temple.”
Together with other unusual guides, their personal stories emerge through the fissures of these narratives. The expected museum-establishment discourse gradually dissipates, as an array of thought provoking, enraging, touching and funny moments are woven from and between the different exhibits.
After the trilogy of works Project Sex, first appearing in 2013 and dealing with the Israeli body, Ensemble Can continues to subvert the conventions of frontal performance. Blurring the boundary between spectator and performer, they transform the audience into an active participant in the dramatic experience. Operation Silk Gloves is an original site specific piece, created especially for the museum galleries, in collaboration with the Israel Festival.
*Gathering and commencement of the performance – Israel Museum Entrance Hall
*This is a standing performance, seating would not be available
Playwright and Director: Ido Borenstein / Co-Director: Mickey Yonas / Dramaturgy: Tal Yahas / Assistant to the Director: Roni Tobias / Artistic Manager: Shlomo Plessner / Composer: Kobi Vitman / Costumes design: Dina Konson / Actors: Talya Menashe, Arnon Rozenthal, Esti ZakhemNext Show >< Previous show