About the show

“Submission” was presented for the first time in the summer of 2018 at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, followed by presentations at the Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.


The starting point lies in the work “It's Always Here”, a men's duet from 2016, which in fact, “Submission” expanded the gender preoccupation by placing a women's duet as a continuation to a men's duet. The work evokes aspects of gender identity in movement and performative action; dealing with intensity, using the voice and silencing it, expressions of control and power. Structures of assimilation of a body in another body, the relations of support, leaning and dependence, partnership of fate - receive new meaning and validity. Submission is a demanding work to perform, and from the demands it holds optimism, in the ceaseless ambition for synchronization and compassion towards the other, the meaning of which resonates even more strongly in our time.


Adi Boutrous is a choreographer, dancer, sound and set designer. Born in Beer Sheva in 1989, he studied at Matte Asher School for Performing Arts in Kibbutz Gaaton, followed by the “Maslool – Professional Dance Program” in Tel Aviv-Yafo. In his first year of activity, with his debut work What Really Makes me Mad he won first prize in the Shades in Dance festival  2013, and after a decade of continuous activity, in 2022, he received The Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport Award for Creation for his body of works. Adi Boutrous' international status as an influential artist has been gaining strength in recent years. Prestigious cultural institutions give him and his company financial support for the production of the works and their presentation on international stages alongside established and long-term collaborations with Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Biennale de la Danse Lyon, Julidans Amsterdam and the Suzanne Dellal Centre. Rooted in conveying moral ideas, his works seek to reveal essence and intimate expression, which refers to the body that absorbs the reality and is capable of reflecting it in a new form.


Choreography, performance and soundtrack design: Adi Boutrous
Creating performers: Avshalom Latucha, Anat Vaadia, Stav Struz Boutrous

Artistic advisors: Anat Vaadia, May Zarhy
Costume design: Stav Struz Boutrous
Photo: Ariel Tagar


“Submission” was commissioned and supported by Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, and additionally supported by La Faïencerie -Théâtre Cinéma – Creil, and by the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theatre – Tel Avi-Yafo.


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