Sara Sibony, Israel
Sara Sibony (Tel Aviv, Israel) teaches and directs at the department of theatre at
Haifa University and in the high Drama School of Nissan Native- Tel-Aviv. She is a creative artist- an actress, a director and a writer in the field of visual theatre performance , storytelling and devise theatre . Her work bears personal, social and gender-affiliated elements, and offers an approach that blurs the lines between creation education and research. She has created a variety of theatrical works including solo performances, as an actress ("Dress" "Moon") different productions with ensembles and theaters (“Deadline”, “Disgust ) and theatrical creations through collaborations with marginalized communities and students as a director .Her work Marketplace was performed at the Bat Yam International Street Theatre Festival in 2009 and was documented, described and analyzed by Prof ' Amia Lieblich in her 2010 book, Look at Me. Her recent work as a director "Say Orange" in Na-Laga'at theater is a dramatic journey into the world of Bat Sheva Ravensari a deaf-blind actress. Now she is developing a new production with circus artists and giant puppet.
Marketplace : A Model For Self Performance.
Marketplace is the arena, workshop participants are the vendors, valuable parts of themselves is what they sell. Personal stories, songs, qualities, objects, family characters, and memories are all for sale. Using improvisation and physical theatre techniques, the participants will gather materials which will serve as a basis for a colorful, interactive marketplace. Participants will create vendors’ stands, performance spaces in which they can sell merchandise to other participants and market the products that they created. Playful negotiation and bargaining over the true value of the presented goods make the interactive, fun part of the marketplace, where a human mosaic awakens. The original conception of the Marketplace Workshop developed during a year-long process with a group of amateur adult actors at a community center in Yafo and students from the Tel-Aviv University. The group performed at the 2009 Bat-Yam International Street Theatre Festival. The work was documented, described and analyzed by one of the participants, clinical psychologist Amia Lieblich in her 2010 book, Look at Me! (Schoken Books, in Hebrew). Marketplace Workshop offered a creative and enjoyable way for self exploration. "Searching for the ‘best merchandise’ within you was difficult challenging , joyful and empowering ". The result was a loud, colorful and humorous performance in which interaction with the public was genuine and natural. The concept as a workshop was successfully performed in various theatrical events in Israel and in the international conference of performance "Performing The World" 2015 in NY.