'Ma' is a Japanese term whose meaning is 'space', 'void', 'pause'. Ma represents the space between two structural parts – it suggests a symbol of balance between one and the other.
Flamenco is a style of music and dance originating from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain. It allows for a deep and authentic connection with the most inherent human feelings and instincts, and therefore it is considered by Flamenco artists as much more than an art genre – it is a way of life.
Ma is a Flamenco visual performance created by Adva Yermiyahu, who successfully implements an artistic and innovative fusion between a set of values, images, and concepts from two contrasting cultures. In fact, Yermiyahu decodes the most outstanding artistic expression of one culture (Flamenco) through the underlying philosophical principle of the other (Ma). Accordingly, she builds up a solid bond between different and distinctive worlds – traditional and contemporary Flamenco, visual theatre, and performance, through which she creates a new, surprising, and intriguing stage world.
Ma takes the spectator on a journey outside the world of flamenco, but it also brings him back straight to its sheer truth – a spirited and artistic experience in which moments of passion burst into the stage while moments of quietness act as a counterbalancing force, filling the viewers with a heightened sense of inspiration and excitement.
Supported by the Adi Foundation and the Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Art
Adva Yermiyahu, a very talented choreographer ... she has a promising future" Jorge Sanchez, Jondoweb.com
“MA” Impressive creation of Adva and Alicia, Chiquita, Aurora
Duration: 75 min
Creator, Artistic Director, choreography and Dance: Adva Yermiyahu
Partners for creation and Performers:
Original music and Guitar: "el Fyty" (Spain)
Singing: Alicia Acuña (Spain)
Contra Bass: Gal Maestro (Israel)
Dramaturgy counseling: Ira Avneri
Choreography ‘la Tierra’: Michal Benlior
Lighting designer: Rotem Alroy
Sound designer: Yair Rahamim
Photographer: Anat Elaluf, Amit Man
Text translation: Veronica Michaeli
International Producer: Giselle Daye
Executive Producer: Aya Gavriel
Photographers: Dan Ben Ari, David Kaplan, Adi Alon, Natasha Shakhnes