The myths handed down to us from antiquity have not survived without reason: if they continue to speak to us from the depths of time, it's because they deal with universal dilemmas that have never ceased to trouble our lives. Inspired by the works of Renaissance and Baroque painters such as Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Botticelli, who were the first to initiate a return to biblical and Greek texts, Adi Boutrous reconnects with a past where beauty and justness were synonymous. In a scenography of drapes that adorn the stage as much as their bodies, five dancers give themselves over to encounters, intimately echoing the great stories of the past. In Reflections, the choreographer holds up a mirror to the history of art, reflecting on the moral dimension of the body, and pursuing his quest for an aesthetic that rhymes with ethics.
In 2021 Adi Boutrous presented his piece One More Thing as part of the Potsdamer Tanztage. He was at fabrik Potsdam in 2023 as artists in residence for the production Reflections.
Followed by an audience discussion on Fri 06 Oct.
Adi Boutrous began his professional dance training at the Matte Asher School for Performing Arts in Kibbutz Gaaton, followed by the Maslool Professional Dance Program in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He has performed with Israeli choreographers such as Iris Erez, Hillel Kogan, Dana Ruttenberg, Noa Shadur and others. His choreographic works have been performed both in Israel and on international stages, including Théâtre de la Ville - Paris; Lyon Biennale de la Danse; Pavillon Noir; Julidans Festival. He received first prize at the Shades of Dance Festival 2013 for his debut choreography What Really Makes Me Mad. His piece One More Thing was presented in 2021 and 2022 in Israel, France and Germany, among others.
In addition to his choreographic and performance work, Boutrous is a vinyl collector and music selector. His musical expertise focuses on the years 1950-1979 and includes genres of Middle Eastern, West African, Caribbean and Latin music.