Stav Struz Boutrous was born in 1990. She graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance High School. Stav spent three years performing as a member of the Batsheva Ensemble, after she joined Batsheva Dance Company for one year. She then joined Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company, where she spent two years.
Stav teaches movement at various dance centers around Israel as well as creative movement classes for children on the autism spectrum in the Arab-Jewish Centre in Jaffa-Tel Aviv. Stav works as an independent choreographer and dancer. Her works deal with the research of Caucasian and Soviet Union cultures while striving to create bridges between folklore and contemporary dance.
A man returns from war to his home in the village, where two women receive him. The three deal with the time that has passed and their desire for support in their loneliness. The meeting reflects the silenced voices in the back and in the frontlines voices of people who have grown tired of the image of heroism and its price on their bodies and souls. They explore new ways to connect and to build a new present.
The creation was supported by the Independent Artists’ Fund established by the Ministry of Culture and Sport and Ifat Galinsky’s NIA+ Artist’s Studio Residency program.