Progress Festival Delves into Israeli Consciousness with 'Marathon'

By: Meghan Young - Jan 15, 2015
References: thisisprogress
The inaugural Progress Festival comes to Toronto, Canada, on February 4, 2015, bringing international works to engage in a larger conversation about language, accessibility and what progress means to the city's performance art ecology. One of the lineups is 'Marathon,' which juxtaposes the physical activity of running with the Israeli consciousness. "As their journey becomes harder and more painful, their stories break down, revealing the wounds of contemporary Israeli society," notes the Progress Festival website.

A combination of dance, text, theater and grueling physicality, Marathon reflects on a state of constant emergency. It was curated by SummerWorks for the Progress Festival and is supported by Spotlight on Israeli Culture, the Embassy of Israel and the Israeli Consulate.