A performative ritual comprising six dancers and an audience of 40, which will invite you to lean back, to give and receive a little compassion, in one simple action.


With the help of a single, choreographed repetitive act, Yasmin Godder sets up boundaries and her dancers close the distance between the audience and the performers. By doing so, they create a shared and intimate space. The hero of the performance is the body—both the individual’s and the collective—thus the spectatorship enters the realm of the experience. This shared happening on the stage facilitates internal and external examination of themes such as: vulnerability, identification, training, trust and faith.


The performance was inspired by Stabat Mater—a well-known hymn that describes Mary’s (mother of Jesus) suffering when she saw her son on the cross, with a melody that is created and performed live by musician Tomer Damsky, who will inject a unique interpretation.  


Choreography: Yasmeen Godder
Co-artistic director: Itzik Giuli
Performers: Tal Adler-Arieli, Matan Daskal, Shuli Enosh, Dor Frank, Ayala Frenkel, Uri Shafir, Ari Teperberg, Francesca Foscarini
Space and Costumes Design: Gili Avissar
Composer, Singer and Musician: Tomer Damsky
Lighting: Omer Sheizaf
Administration and Production: Guy Hugler, Yasmeen Godder Studio
Artistic Director Rites of Here and Now: Michal Vaknin
Production Rites of Here and Now : Yael Cohen
SIMPLE ACTION is a production of The Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel Cultural Center, directed by Ingi Rubin as part of the Opera & Dance program. STABAT MATER was commissioned by B-Motion Festival 2016