Noa Wertheim talks a lot about the elements.
“You are very air here, and I need you to be more earth” is a correction she has been known to give to her dancers. When she speaks about fire, she isn’t only recognizing the positive elements but the potential danger it possesses.
“The same material can be soft and smooth and also strong and destructive,” says Wertheim over the phone. It is a Sunday morning, and Wertheim’s dancers are just finishing their warm-up, preparing for another intense day. The past few months have been busy for the members of Vertigo Dance Company. With a new creation on the presses and multiple existing works being performed in Israel and abroad, they haven’t had much time to catch their breath.