Israeli dancer/choreographer Ilan Azriel created a dance extravaganza inspired by a trip to the hardware store. The show is now touring the world.
It all started in a hardware store. Israeli dancer and choreographer Ilan Azriel was doing a one-man show with life-size puppets and masks. Then one day, on a trip to the local hardware store, he opened a box and some small aluminum tubing fell to the floor.
He pushed his hand through the tube and was captivated by its sinuous movement. Imagining giant-sized tubes worn by dancers, combined with lights and music, he envisioned a 20-minute segment. It was in that aisle that the dance performance Aluminum was born.
Two years later he had created a full-length show for six dancers, combining movement and visual theater, which has been performed around the world, including a recent four-month tour in the US.