Dark of the Covenant


Here's a neat video retelling — in 4½ minutes — the story of the Jews' Exodus from Egypt, performed by the Attraction Black-Light Theatre troupe, forwarded to me by my mom.



I kinda feel like the klezmer rendition of "Oseh Shalom Bimromav" that accompanies the mimed, silhouetted, trompe l'oeil narrative is a little too Dixieland peppy for the gravity of most of what's depicted. And you probably have to be familiar with the story to follow what's going on. But there's no denying how artistically impressive (or just flat-out cool) this is.


My favorite moment is the burning bush.

2 comments:

Arben said...

I have a feeling that Jewish moms are forwarding this around. The group, or some version of it, was on America's Got Talent and was just about the only thing that interested me when I caught a glimpse, although I can't stomach that show for long.

Blam said...


I have a feeling that Jewish moms are forwarding this around.

You may be right.