nor could i hold you
Theo Samsworth

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nor could i hold you

To know a world in which the simple act of giving and receiving human touch has become something to be questioned, suspected, feared – even eradicated.

To imagine a near future in this altered reality and ask how we might heal from this? How we might soothe the inner storm that a touch-less body has endured?

Theo Samsworth

Born in the United Kingdom in 1991. Gained his BA in Contemporary Dance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013 and his Masters in Performance from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2015. As part of his postgraduate studies, performed works by Ben Wright, Yael Flexer and Mariana Tengner Barros.

Since 2014, worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers and companies including Bawren Tavaziva, Thierry Smits (Compagnie Thor), Nelson Reguerra, Liat Waysbort (Bitter Sweet Dance), Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben and Sarah Baltzinger.

Joined KCDC in August 2018.

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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Artistic Director
Rami Be’er
Theo Samsworth, in collaboration with the dancers
Ruth Ben David, Eden Beckerman, Nitzan Nissimov, Keshet Ben Naim, Maya Kahanov
Emil Bader
Omer Ben-David
INSIDERS Creative & Project Director
Nadav Gal
Director of Photography
Omri Barzilai
INSIDERS Concept Creator
Léa Bessoudo-Greck
INSIDERS Creative Team
Nadav Gal, Léa Bessoudo-Greck, Dylan Tedaldi, May Asor, Galit Lifshits Melamed
Camera Assistant:
Eyas Arraf
Video Editor
Omer Ben-David
Meditation Music: Ambient, New Age (432Hz|528Hz) Vol.2
Still Photography
Eyal Hirsh


To each of my beautiful dancers, to Ofra Sharon Heimann for helping with costumes and
Maya Ben David for helping with jewellery, to Omer, Omri, Emil and the rest of the
production team for their hard work, and to Lea and Nadav for making it all happen.

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