Everything is far
and long gone by.
I think that the star
glittering above me
has been dead for a million years.
I think there were tears
in the car I heard pass
and something terrible was said.
A clock has stopped striking in the house
across the road...
When did it start?...
I would like to step out of my heart
an go walking beneath the enormous sky.
I would like to pray.
And surely of all the stars that perished
long ago,
one still exists.
I think that I know
which one it is--
which one, at the end of its beam in the sky,
stands like a white city... 



           - Rainer Maria Rilke, The Lament 



DEBBIE
Created by Ben Green & Myy Jeraffi
2022

DEBBIE
is a multimedia performance featuring 8 artists, including four dancers, an opera singer, a cellist, a sculptor and the creators. It is a world that merges movement, music, cinema, and poetry. A series of vignettes residing in a vast desert space, a long road stretching from one place to the next. The inhabitants of this world deal with questions of belief and belonging as they search for freedom between the boundaries of loneliness and solitude. 




Ben Green and Myy Jeraffi are creative partners and multimedia artists, who over the past 4 years have collaborated on works for stage, film, and photography. DEBBIE is their newest collaboration that originally premiered in March as part of the Batsheva Dancers Create BABYLON evening and was expandedfor the premier at the CCA Tel Aviv.




Performers:

Ben Green
Shir Levi
Roni Rahamim
Inbar Livne
Romi Kopelman
Reika Shirasaka
Original text by Shir Levi

Selected poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke

Sculpture by Ortal Barel

Costume and prop design by Myy Jeraffi

Original music and vocals by Inbar Livne & Romi Kopelman
Music Credits:


Chum Maghnarshi - Georgian Voices
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
Chela - Hamlet Gonashvili


Trailer of DEBBIE from our performance at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.
Filmed and edited by Myy Jeraffi.






Rehearsal Videos


Myy Jeraffi shot and edited a series of rehearsal videos documenting the creation process of DEBBIE. These videos can be seen on the linked Vimeo account.