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Orit Ben-Shitrit (2011 Grant Honorary Mention)

Pascal works on Wall Street and surpasses greed to become a prominent philanthropist. Greed surpasses Pascal because he works on Wall Street. VIVE LE CAPITAL is a deliberation on a love/hate relationship with money. The plot pirouettes between the protagonist’s soliloquy in French, and two dancers who respond in various transgressive behaviors. The three of them travel to the time of Cosimo De Medici and visit the roots of our banking system; they also pay homage to the French Revolution by embodying John Law, the first Ponzi schemer in history who caused the bankruptcy of Louis the 14th’s monarchy.