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Monday, 27 February 2017 14:51

The Front Row Magazine, March 2016

"Performed by Ensemble Meitar, in dialogue with multiple projections, a sophisticated surround-sound speaker system and a vocal crowd, Avital tells in a beautifully poetic and touching manner, the troubled lives of refugees.
For the full duration of the performance, the audience has been able to live a multi-sensory experience that shifts the point of view from an “objective” observation to an emotional subjective point of view of the individual, and the everyday issues that accompany a person constantly fleeing.
Avoiding any pre-established conclusions or messages, Avital delivers to the viewer a new point of reflection through the language of art, which here finds its highest expression and in which the audience is completely immersed.
Far from simply aesthetic use, art becomes the means to unite us all. The theatre, in a completely atypical manner compared to its historical tradition, becomes the plot of the actual, showing the stark reality, up to hosting refugee-performers among the audience. In this way, the public becomes part of the artwork itself: in an experience which could not be more authentic.”

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:50

SKY ARTE Must-See of the week, March 2016

"Avital's talent both as a composer and as an artist had created a polyphonic Opera"

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:49

Manuela Gandini, La Stampa Daily, March 2016

“It is a Multiplied and restless opera, created from unfamiliar languages and silent faces....a mosaic created with a millimetric precision”
 

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:48

Claudia Giraud, Artribune Magazine, March 2016

“A very actual an dramatic theme which Avital, thanks to his sensibility of a composer, musician and a multimedia artist, had transformed into into an allegory full of artistic languages without any rhetoric or political narrative.”

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:46

Bex Bastablee, Brighton & Hove Independent, February 2016

“With the theme of “home” at the heart of the programme, Brighton Festival 2016 will celebrate its relationship with the unique, energetic and creative city of Brighton, its artists, its characters, its sense of place and spirit whilst also considering universal issues and ideas around home, our communities and places of safety. Highlights include (...) experimental composer and musician Yuval Avital’s potent and thought-provoking new work, Fuga Perpetua, which reflects on the situation of refugees (...)”

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:44

The Metropolist Magazine

“(...) In this potent and thought provoking new work, Yuval Avital, a unique voice in the contemporary and experimental scene, creates an immersive environment using a combination of music, sound recordings, visual projections and movement. With contemporary music group Ensemble Meitar, it crosses the border between ‘us’ and ‘them’ and allows us to relate to refugees through the senses, intuition and imagination.”

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:43

Cinzia Bontempi, Ba3ylon magazine, Italy & UK Nr. 26 2016

Editorial interview on Fuga Perpetua and front cover

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:40

La Stampa daily, Italy, 22 August 2015

“(...) a poetic installation full with emotions (...) It is difficult to tell what strikes you more in this technological anthropological forest”

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:39

Amadeus Magazine, Italy August 2015

“The space is immense. It overflows those who enter with the thrilling arcane effect of a timeless place: the palaeolithic cave of Lascaux in a technological metamorphosis, or the sacred place of the people of the water tribe in the prequel of Star Wars, dug by their ancestors in the bowels of the earth.”

 

Monday, 27 February 2017 14:38

Where Magazine Milan - Hot dates highlight, August 2015

“The must-see multimedia project by artist and composer Yuval Avital”