Amir Hemda

Amir Hemda

ZOOG

About the Company

Amir and Hemda formed by Amir Guetta and Hemda Ben Zvi, an acrobatic couple from Israel, now based in Toulouse, France. Amir has a background of 12 years in Capoeira and Hemda had practice circus from the age of 12.

 They met in a circus school in Israel in 2012 and have continued their formation with another year at “Cirko Vertigo” in Italy.  During that time Amir and Hemda developed their own unique style of acrobatic movement. their unusual combination in which the women is the carrier and both are the same size made them create a special language that is based on their physical abilities,  taking inspiration from martial art, Capoeira, parkour and dance. 

About the Piece

ZOOG is a glimpse into a moment between two acrobats, a routine, a ritual. It is an intense game of love and hate, an endless pursuit of togetherness, an exchange of cruelty and tenderness.  Through their bodies, the two share their intimate story – the highs and the lows, the hidden, the complex and the joyous that lies in the foundation of any relationship. Using a unique movement language which they developed, influenced by Capoeira, parkour and dance, Amir and Hemda embark on a physical adventure that is honest, raw, full of charm and humor. Pulling, pushing, twisting and flying, they break gender norms by not conforming to the traditional roles in partner acrobatics. The two, while different in their personality and interpretation, exist with equal strength on stage. They welcome imperfections and mistakes, challenging themselves, each other and the audience by pushing their limits, overcoming obstacles together, constructing and deconstructing their bond every day a new.

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