Followspot is a multi-disciplinary performance combining solo piano, animation, and installation art.
It unravels the story of a lonely, outcast stagehand, living with his sickly parents, working
as a followspot operator in a megalomaniac production at the National Theatre. But everything changes one night when one of the show's dancers becomes his heart's obssession, as she stumbles on stage, and he instinctively turns his followspot at her, along with his entire Being.
An old rickety piano which serves as a shelf in his parents’ basement flat provides an escape from the alienation of his life. The live music blends with the character’s inner world such that each becomes the mirror image of the other.
The show accompanies the release of the album –
Music for the Fireflies
Original Music - Itamar Gross
Story by - Shirly Sasson-Ezer and Aharon Levin
Director - Aharon Levin
Director of Animation - Shahaf Ram
Video Art - Yoav Cohen