For the duration of his long and impressive career, Prof. Amos Hetz has carefully considered the fourth wall. At 82 years of age, the teacher, choreographer and performer has put it up, torn it down, looked through it, over it and around it in search of an honest and intimate audience experience. All this contemplation of the fourth wall propelled Hetz to create a festival dedicated to a fourwalled structure, the room. Next weekend in Tel Aviv and the following weekend in Jerusalem, Hetz will reveal the 28th annual Room Dances Festival.
This year’s program is centered on the connection between poetry and dance. Hetz writes, “In this year’s festival, we present the connection between physical action and spoken word, the bond between dance and poetry.