Clipa goes international

Clipa is the Tel-Aviv based visual theater company that has managed to astonish and delight theatergoers.

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"Clipa Aduma" (a play on "Kipa Aduma," Hebrew for Red Riding Hood) - the second international theater festival run by Clipa of performances, workshops and master classes by visiting and local artists - opens on Tuesday in Tel Aviv at the Clipa Theater, in Jerusalem at the Lab and at Haifa's performing arts center. Clipa is the Tel-Aviv based visual theater company that has managed to astonish and delight theatergoers with pieces like Deus ex Machina and Labyrinth for close to 13 years. The festival starts in the evening with Silent Fanfare, a free event incorporating mime, dance and live music on Rothschild Blvd. in Tel Aviv from Cie Erectus (France). Other shows at the theater include The Society, a wild foray into serious nonsense from Norway's Jo Strømgren Kompani; the John Moran Show, a collage of movement and sound from New York's avant-garde composer and creator John Moran, who here collaborates with Clipa's Michal Herman; and the award-winning Reflection, a journey into the mysteries of womanhood from Tania Khabarova, one of the founding members of Russia's Derevo. There's also the mythology-based Cnossos from Brazil's prestigious Lume theater and two premieres. Based on Odysseus's epic journey, clown Fyodor Makarov offers the fantastical cabaret called Odysseus Chaoticus, and in his first work for Clipa, Alexei Butchkov presents Like Life, short scenes about a lone life. Clipa was established by former Derevo performer Dmitry (Dima) Tyulpanov and dancer Idit Herman, who is the theater's artistic director. The festival runs until May 31.