Birth Preparation Course
Birth Preparation Course is an intergalactic, interactive lesson on human reproduction taught by a future species in deep space.
Drawing on materials taught by midwives and doulas in birth preparation courses around the world, the performance employs text, movement, music, props and audience participation to convey information about how each and every human came into being.
The class places emphasis on the placenta, a mysterious, often hidden and essential organ. The class is held in English.
Concept, choreography and performance: Ori Lenkinski
Lighting Design: Netta Koren
Set Design: Avidan Ben Giat
Stage Management: Alina Zhutovsky
Music: Walter Wanderley, Meara O’Reilly, Roisin Murphy, Brian Eno, Techtronics, Sonnymoon, Barbara Lewis
Premiere: Akko International Festival for Fringe Theater, September 2021
Duration: 47 minutes