20 Years of Clipa Theatreby Yuval Regev | 23.11.15
In the 20 years since it was established, Tel Aviv’s avant-garde Clipa Theater has been looking far into the future of visual performance arts. The team’s co-founder, Dmitry Tyulpanov, tragically passed away in the beginning of the year (February 2015), sparking the need for fresh ideas, new direction and further development of the theater’s unique language.
Established in 1995 by the dancer and director Idit Herman (Israel) and actor-creator-musician, Dmitry Tyulpanov (Russia), Clipa Theater became a hub for experimenting with performance arts, and developing new visual theatrical languages. Made up of artists from a wide array of fields, the group sees independent creation and production as the backbone of its work. Over the past 20 years the theater has become a leader in the field of visual theater, both in Israel and around the world.
Clipa produces between two to four new productions every season. Its performances aren’t driven by plot, yet by the effort to create interesting, rich and theatrical images. Following the recent loss of Dmitry Tyulpanov, the younger creators – those who “grew up” in the theater – are taking on this creative challenge together. With such groundbreaking and innovative education, I’m excited to see what this new generation has up its sleeve.
Clipa Theater is located on 38 HaRakevet Street, Tel Aviv. Check out their website for the latest performances.