ZviDance Presents the World Premiere of Zoom
April 7-10, 2010 at Dance Theater Workshop
Lila Yomtoob - Filmmaker and Editor
ZviDance creates a passionate vision of community in the modern age. The company’s works draw their
energy from the waves of change across civilizations. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s
works celebrate diversity by melding movement genres. Led by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner,
ZviDance continues its year-long 20th Anniversary celebration with the World Premiere of ZOOM, the
company’s most ambitious work to date, April 7-10 2010, at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, New
York, NY 10011. Performances: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm, and Saturday at 2pm. Tickets: 0
(6 for students, seniors and members), available at www.dtw.org or by phone at (212) 924-0077.
ZOOM integrates dance, cell phones, video projection, a real-time web interface and live music. Conceived by
Zvi Gotheiner and his artistic team, ZOOM shatters the wall between audience and performers, creating a new
type of interactive performance environment. During performances of ZOOM, audience members take cell
phone photos and text them to the visual designer, who projects them as real-time video collages. Text
messages between audience and performers are also projected live in an exhilarating and unscripted dialogue.
And without the use of spoken words, audience members are invited to cross the proscenium to take close-ups
of the performers, finding themselves in a radically different relationship to the creative process.
Video design by Tal Yarden, composition and live music by Scott Killian, lighting design by Mark London and
costume design by Liz Prince.