The Libretto:
The Libretto of KOLOT is not formed by a narrative but by a chain of allegorical episodes organized as a metaphorical cycle of a day. The idea of allegorical episodes was inspired by the genre of allegorical painting that flourished in Europe during the Renaissance. Accordingly, artists used a system of pictorial symbols in order to express an archetype or a meta-symbol. Similarly, each episode of KOLOT is created by fragments of traditional songs, prayers, stories, sounds, relations, movements and visuals (created in collaboration with the video artist Shira Miasnik) that are related to individual themes such as holiness, thirst, hope, moaning, beginning, and order.

The Libretto is composed of the following parts:

I Episode Stories - Sipurim
1st solo He who kissed me - Mi nishekani
(soloist - Gila Bashari)
II Episode Sunrise - Amud ha’shahar
III Episode Holiness – K’dusha
IV Episode Space and Journey - Halal
(Soloists: Sofia Kaikov, Father Goossan,
Muhamed Abu-Ajaj, Esti Kenan)
Intermezzo About study (Qes Vonda Eli Montesenout,
Qes Baruch Mesret)
V Episode Order forms - Kida’

------- SCREAM - Zeaka----------

VI Episode Alarm (Pain) - Zfira
(Soloists: Rabbi Baruch Brener, Sofia Kaikov, Shoshana Dabah)
VII Episode Fire (Moaning) - Eish (Soloists: Riham Hiadri, Rabbi
Moshe Dabah, Eli Bashari)
VIII Episode Sunset - Shkia’
IX Episode Thirst - Tzama’
2nd solo Lullaby - Durme Durme (Soloist: Esti Kenan)
X Episode Night - Laila (Soloists Esti Kenan, Riahm Hiadri,
Gila Bashari, Sofia Kaikov)
3rd solo Aim your heart to the soul -
Simu lev la neshama‘ (Rabbi Baruch Brener)
XI Episode Finale; Plea - Bakasha’ (Soloists Qes Vonda
Eli Montesenout, Qes Baruch Mesret)