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The New Fire Ceremony

Omer Keinan
with Maria Pasadaki, Máté Asbót, and Susanna Ylikoski

The ceremony is structured as a chain of competitions and deliberations. The competitions take the form of improvised performances. After each competition, the audience will cast a vote and choose their favorite. The ceremony ends when only one competitor remains. Who will make the ultimate choice.

Big thanks to Ariel Hayun, and Margareta Firinger, Sam Huczkowski, and Samuli Emery; Jelka Milic, Janyce Michellod, Milla Koistinen, Maja Poturovic, Douglas Bateman, and Susan Quinn Eckart; Erez Maayan Shalev, Lior Zalmanson, and Nitzan Cohen.

Originally developed for stage in collaboration with SEAD and performed at ARGEkultur Salzburg (2019, AU). Later adapted to an online performance in collaboration with Viral Festival (2020, IL) and premiered through Zoom in April 2020. A revised version premiered at DOCK ART (2022, DE).

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