NABA 2.0 is an innovative interactive dance work set in a museum’s galleries, inviting audiences to be an active part of the performance by choosing their own soundtrack using audioguides.
The performance is led by four unusual “museum guards”, who take viewers on a choose-your-adventure journey, animating the artworks and architecture of the museal space.
The work premiered in 2013 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and has since toured across Israel and is now in residency at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
How does NABA work?
- Each viewer is handed a specially pre-programmed audio guide with a personal set of headphones. The device is loaded with numbered audio tracks.
- The show is divided into chapters. Upon instruction from the performers, each viewer can choose which track to listen to. The sound for the performance comes exclusively from the headphones, as opposed to outside speakers, allowing – upon their choice – for two viewers standing shoulder to shoulder to simultaneously listen to different tracks.
- Audio tracks range from various musical selections and audio clippings, to original texts and other unexpected surprises along the way, all inspired by and reacting to the specific museum setting. What the viewers hear will inevitably change how they see.
For every museum, the choreography and audio selections are reworked and adapted. The audio tracks are designed to inform and alter everything that fills the viewer’s prism: from the unique architectural attributes of the space and its history, the art works present, to the artists behind the works, the performers in front of them and more. We research the exhibition and spaces in which we perform, and collaborate with the museum’s curatorial team to collect the relevant materials.The choreography is set to correspond to and engage with the space, the artworks and the audio choices.
Costumes: Inbar Nemirovsky
Sound Design: Dudi Sofer.
Audioguides by Acoustiguide
Original Cast: Inbar Nemirovsky, Gil Kerer, Einat Betzalel, Idan Porges.