Wonderland

01. 06. 2015. / 19:00 / DK Gavella
01. 06. 2015. / 21:30 / DK Gavella

Inbal Dance (IL) / Barak Marshall

Wonderland follows the journey of ten souls stranded in a no-man’s land. They struggle to overcome forces—both personal and existential—in their attempt to create hope, find love, and accept their fate.



"Love, love, love. Love is all you need." - The Beatles

Part one of Wonderland was originally commissioned produced and premiered in 2011 by the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre.

Barak Marshall is a true auteur, a fully-fledged choreographer, with a powerful style and a unique voice. His work is muscular, original, fevered, carried by excellent dancers, and by an internal force and an intelligence that infuse it with eloquence that is at times arresting.”
Le Nouvel Observateur

Barak Marshall has a mean power to communicate through dance and physical theatre. His choreography is everything we wanted it to be—compelling, engaging, punchy and innovative. The sixty minutes of this performance felt more like five and left us wanting more.
Dance Ground UK

This tongue-in-cheek wild dance is a beauty, bursting with energy and human passions. It employs a unique vocabulary that synergizes ethnic spirit with contemporary perceptions of the body.
The Jerusalem Post

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Barak Marshall is the son of acclaimed dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved. In August 2014 Barak was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Inbal Dance Theatre Company and World Arts Centre located on the campus of the Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv. Since his accidental entrance into dance in 1995, Barak established himself as one of Israeli dance’s most innovative and unique voices. His first work, Aunt Leah, won first prize at the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s Shades of Dance Choreography Competition. In 1998, his work Emma Goldman’s Wedding was chosen to participate in the Bagnolet International Competition in Paris where it swept the awards--winning first prize, the Prix d’Auteur, the Bonnie Byrd Award and the ADAMI Award. His company went on to tour extensively throughout Europe, including performances at Lyon’s Bienale de la Danse, Paris’ Theatre de la Bastille and Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

In 1999, Barak was invited by Ohad Naharin to become the Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer; he created several works for both the junior and senior companies before severely breaking his leg in 2001 and leaving dance completely. In 2008, Barak the Suzanne Dellal Centre invited Barak to return to Israel to created Monger—his first work in seven years. Following success of Monger, in 2009 Barak was co-commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre and the Israeli Opera to create Rooster, a work for twelve dancers, an opera singer and Margalit Oved.Born and raised in Los Angeles, Barak Marshall is the son of acclaimed dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved. In August 2014 Barak was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Inbal Dance Theatre Company and World Arts Centre located on the campus of the Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv. Since his accidental entrance into dance in 1995, Barak established himself as one of Israeli dance’s most innovative and unique voices. His first work, Aunt Leah, won first prize at the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s Shades of Dance Choreography Competition. In 1998, his work Emma Goldman’s Wedding was chosen to participate in the Bagnolet International Competition in Paris where it swept the awards--winning first prize, the Prix d’Auteur, the Bonnie Byrd Award and the ADAMI Award. His company went on to tour extensively throughout Europe, including performances at Lyon’s Bienale de la Danse, Paris’ Theatre de la Bastille and Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

In 1999, Barak was invited by Ohad Naharin to become the Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer; he created several works for both the junior and senior companies before severely breaking his leg in 2001 and leaving dance completely. In 2008, Barak the Suzanne Dellal Centre invited Barak to return to Israel to created Monger—his first work in seven years. Following success of Monger, in 2009 Barak was co-commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre and the Israeli Opera to create Rooster, a work for twelve dancers, an opera singer and Margalit Oved.

Both Monger and Rooster works have toured throughout Israel, Europe, Asia and the United States including performances at the Montepellier Festival, Dance Umbrella UK, Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Switzerland’s STEPS Festival as well as in China, Spain, Romania, Italy, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and South Korea. Barak’s latest work for Suzanne Dellal premiered November 2011. In 2012 Rooster was presented at Lyon’s Maison de la Danse as well as at the Holland Dance Festival. This year Barak created a new work for BODYTRAFFIC as well as new works Les Ballets Jazz du Montreal, and Cisne Negro Dance Compnay In Sao Paolo, Brazil. He was also commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Centre to create a new work for the opening show of the season. In 2013 Barak created a new work for London’s Rambert Dance Company as well as for the Junior Ballet de Geneve. And in 2104, Barak has been commissioned to create a new work for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Barak is also a singer of Middle Eastern and classical music and has performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. In 2011 his work received first prize at the Joyce Foundation’s A.W.A.R.D. Show held in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant for a new music production with Margalit Oved and Tamir Muskat of the Balkan Beat Box. Barak studied social theory and philosophy at Harvard University. He splits his time between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.

Both Monger and Rooster works have toured throughout Israel, Europe, Asia and the United States including performances at the Montepellier Festival, Dance Umbrella UK, Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Switzerland’s STEPS Festival as well as in China, Spain, Romania, Italy, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and South Korea. Barak’s latest work for Suzanne Dellal premiered November 2011. In 2012 Rooster was presented at Lyon’s Maison de la Danse as well as at the Holland Dance Festival. This year Barak created a new work for BODYTRAFFIC as well as new works Les Ballets Jazz du Montreal, and Cisne Negro Dance Compnay In Sao Paolo, Brazil. He was also commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Centre to create a new work for the opening show of the season. In 2013 Barak created a new work for London’s Rambert Dance Company as well as for the Junior Ballet de Geneve. And in 2104, Barak has been commissioned to create a new work for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Barak is also a singer of Middle Eastern and classical music and has performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project. In 2011 his work received first prize at the Joyce Foundation’s A.W.A.R.D. Show held in Los Angeles. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant for a new music production with Margalit Oved and Tamir Muskat of the Balkan Beat Box. Barak studied social theory and philosophy at Harvard University. He splits his time between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.