Orfeo as a clown

‘Orfeo as a clown’ draws its inspiration from the myth of Orfeo, and the opera “”Orfeo ed Euridice”” by Christoph Willibald Gluck. In this solo Cohen is looking at the myth of Orfeo, as the mimesis of an artist.
Orfeo’s noble attempt to save his beloved wife Eurydice was done through his music, who enchanted all. Using his artistic skills, he descended into the underworld, demanding life and love.
A clown’s job is to entertain. Just like Orfeo, the performer in this work fights for the love of the audience, attempting to touch the untouchable.
This creation asks to Deconstruct the key themes and motives of the story of Orfeo into the very core of the act of Performance”

Choreographer: Idan Cohen
The chef: Tali Fridman
Dancer: Yankele Felitzer
Music: Orpheo and Euridyce by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Rehearsal director: Melanie Berson

Idan Cohen is an opera director and choreographer. He holds a BA in Choreography from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and an MA in Dance-Choreography. He was born and raised in Israel, Kibbutz Mizra. The socialist community of the Kibbutz had a deep affect on his artistic life and work.

Idan was trained as a classical piano player and was awarded scholarship programs and grants for international master workshops from the age of 8. He went on to receive a scholarship to study theater and fine arts at the Art Colony in Israel’s Negev desert and graduated with honors.

Cohen danced for 7 seasons with the world-renowned K.C.D.C (Founder Yehudit Arnon, Artistic Director Rami Beer). Since 2005, he’s been creating, performing and teaching successfully as an international award-winning director and dance artist.

Idan is represented by Momentum Artists based in NYC, and is a member of the Israeli Choreographers Association and of The Dance Centre based in Vancouver, Canada.

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