Emergency Routine

Emergency Routine activates civic alliances as they are performed between bodies in moments of danger. Today, when governments frequently debate the need for 'Civil Resilience', and when biopolitical ties between state and citizens are being reexamined- Public Movement proposes a collective physical and mental gathering that emerges from the joint practice of movement of solidarity and governance.
Echoing the state's elusive hand that reaches and touches the citizens under the auspices of protection, the exercise invites audience members to be carried away, allowing physical touch and bodily manipulation, to experience imaginary and documented acts of violence, and choreographies of care.

Public Movement Director: Dana Yahalomi
Public Movement Members: Maayan Choresh, Avshalom Latucha, Gali Libraider, Meshi Olinky, Yaniv Segal, Danielle Shoufra
Music: Yoni SIlver
Public Movement Production Manager: Adi Nachman
Public Movement Studio Manager: Lihi Levy
Public Movement Consultants: Tal Yahas, Nir Shauloff, Gali Libraider

Curator: Edi Muka

Emergency Routine (2019) is a commission by Public Art Agency Sweden. It was developed during Public Movement’s residency at Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Iaspis, Stockholm (May, 2019).

Site, place and context specific adaptations of Emergency Routine were created and performed as part of The Independent Summit: Friendship | Solidarity | Alliances. MAXXI, Rome, Italy (2020), and the Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel (2020).

Emergency Routine was made possible thanks to the support of:
Israel Lottery Council for Culture and Arts
Israeli Choreographers Association
Ministry of Culture and Sport – Culture Administration
Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts
The Center for Experimental Theater (Matan) – Rabinovich Foundation


  • Photo: Ricard Estay
  • Photo: Ricard Estay
  • Photo: Ricard Estay
  • Photo: Dor Kedmy
  • Photo: Ricard Estay
  • Photo: Dor Kedmy