THE SUPERFLUOUS MAN
THE SUPERFLUOUS MAN
By Yehezkel Lazarov
The adaptation of the Russian classic Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov raises the question: Does a person have the right to live without leaving a mark? To be and then not to be. Is the departure from the continuum and the retirement from the circle of work, from reality, and from social life legitimate in a world that is entirely a temple of aspirations and fulfillments?
As a guideline principle, wherever MItcha Figa is performing, we invite local artists to co-create the full interdisciplinary experience of the event.
Mitcha Figa is a new cultural venture under the artistic direction of Yehezkel Lazarov, inviting the audience to experience the depth of the creative process and dive into the realms of inspiration, questions, and cultural contexts that go into the production of a theater play. Mitcha Figa offers a multidisciplinary event and a play – from plastic art, literature, music, philosophy, dance, and to the video-art cinema, sound installation, and performance. The concept of Mitcha Figa, asks to reveal the thought process, and the realization of the work and outline the map of contexts that illuminates theatrical work in a new light. Mitcha Figa’s approach preserves the theatrical charm, expands the show's boundaries, and creates several layers of context.
Cast and Crew:
Artistic Director, Director, Adaptor, Stge Desiger:
Yu Jingyi, David Galil
Adam Gabay, Shirah Naor, Vladimir Friedman, Alon Barel, Tali Sharon, Eduard Shprochman
Sound Designer, DJ:
Itzik Gil Avizohar
Omer Boulanger Cohen
Yehezkel Lazarov, Head of the Performing Arts Department at Kibbutzim College of Education and the Arts, is a multidisciplinary artist and performer, a graduate of theater studies at London Actors Center, and a former dancer in the Batsheva Dance Company. A director, set designer, adaptor/writer actor, and theater choreographer at the Gesher, Habima National Theater, and Cameri Theater. A winner of the Actor, Director, and Choreographer Award at the Theater Awards. In all theatrical works directed by Lazrov, he is also the adaptor/playwright, the set designer, and the movement designer. Lazarov is the co-founder and artistic director of the Middle School and High School for Creative Thinking and Entrepreneurship “Ankori Studio.” An active curator and entrepreneur in the field of visual arts. His film and television credits during the last three decades include approximately forty leading roles.
THE SUPERFLUOUS GALLERY
OUR PAST TOURS
CHINA | July 2023
Shanghai Culture Square Theater invited Mitcha to perform in the 2,500 seats venue. The multidisciplinary event included a dance routine specially curated by a local dance group - Feng WeiDi, Wu Pengfan, Yue Xinpeng, Fu Yuxin, Dou Jianhan, Pi Yichen, Wang Shuhuan, Han Jinfeng. Ding Wei, a distinguished local actor lectured Schopenhauer's philosophical thoughts, a performance piece by Ira Orlov, and a sleeping party on the huge stage for the audience to join, and video art.
The tour included a workshop with the director Yehezkel Lazarov and several PR events.
KOSOVO | May 2023
FEMART FESTIVAL established and artistically directed by Zana Hoxha invited Mitcha to perform in the Teatri ODA as part of the 11th Femart Festival. The multidisciplinary event included a performance of local theater group ARTPOLICE directed in a workshop with Lazarov, a poster with a "printed exhibition" with works by local artists..
ISRAEL | January 2022
"The Israeli artists shared their experience and knowledge through workshops with artists from the Republic of Kosovo, thus creating an important bridge between the two countries through cooperation between the artists"
The original venue of Mitcha Figa and The Superfluous Man is the Zuker Hall in Charles Bronfman Culture Auditorium. The heart of Tel Aviv culture and music, the home of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.
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