Landau's flat characters have depth

Opla Kompania, a group of young and talented stage artists, presents the world premier of 'One Dimensional Man,' their very special British-Israeli co-production.

September 10, 2009 11:39
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Opla Kompania, a group of young and talented stage artists, presents the world premier of One Dimensional Man, their very special British-Israeli co-production.

A scene from 'One Dimensional...

A scene from 'One Dimensional Man'

The show, which is conceived, written and directed by Daniel Landau, is in many ways a mixture; of cinema and movement theater; of the very British text and acting and of Israeli dance; of the funny and of the sad.

The approximately one-hour-long play tells the story of an average family - a young girl, her square middle aged parents, her wise grandfather in a wheel chair, her unmarried auntie and her friends.

Special three-dimensional matte masks are placed in front of the dancers' faces, and a prerecorded film is screened on them. A strange creature appears in the house; it eats, it talks and above all it smells, so that it becomes increasingly difficult to hide. This clearly symbolizes one of the family's many uncomfortable secrets, which they really do not know how to treat.

Daniel Landau (born in Jerusalem in 1973) is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire in Holland, where he studied composition. His previous works, in which he freely combines various genres, were presented at several festivals in Europe to great acclaim. He created his current show last winter, while living in London. Landau reveals that the process was long and far from simple both on the artistic and technical levels. The result is not to be missed.

Opla Kompania will perform September 12 and 13 at the Susan Delal Center in Tel Aviv at 9 p.m.. For details see

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