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July 06, 2012
Nitsan Margaliot, left, and Eyal Vizner in Vertigo Dance Company’s performance of “Mana” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Billowing costumes helped the dancers look like modern-day monks.
The dancers leaned into, pushed off, or were catapulted over each other with frequency and ease.
The dancers frequently rocked side to side, ready to spring in any direction.
Artistic director Noa Wertheim, like the dancers themselves, hails from Israel.
"Mana" gets its name from an Aramaic word that describes a vessel of light, metaphorically a source of power.