May 25, 2011, Updated May 30, 2015

Clipa’s non-text-based theatrical style wows audiences with dance, design, light, music and the performers’ own bodies and faces.

You don’t have to speak Hebrew – or any other spoken language — to understand the extravagant shows staged by Israel’s acclaimed Clipa visual theater troupe.

Clipa dance troupe Paradize

Photo by Gadi Dagon
Paradize by the Clipa theater troupe.

Mixing theater, dance, design and music, Clipa has been communicating its productions to enthusiastic audiences since 1995. “Basically, we deal with non-text-based theater – the set, the light, our own bodies and faces,” says co-director Idit Herman. “The images are the most powerful tool.”

The troupe has won numerous awards and has performed at international festivals across Europe and Asia. Clipa is appearing for the sixth time in the Israel Festival, May 23 to June 18 in Jerusalem.

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