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12/21/2014 To 12/31/2014
Breakdance Battle of the Giants
Battle of the Giants
12/21/2014 To 12/23/2014
Dec 23, 2014
Five girls in 50s-style red bathing suits in a dance work with gestures, glances, and movement that seem to have been taken from a repertoire of the time that were preferred by men in the glory days of Hollywood. The dance becomes a song of praise to femininity and feminine power, while undermining the first impression of the dancers as interchangeable cut-outs.
Roy Assaf is a dancer and choreographer. He was born and raised in Moshav Sde Moshe and started dancing at 16 in Kiryat Gat. In recent years his choreographic works have drawn great attention to great acclaim and are performed in leading dance venues.
12/23/2014 9:00 PM
4 Men, Alice, Bach and the Deer
Oded Graf, Yossi Berg
Dec 30, 2014
Yossi Berg and Oded Graf’s dance combines movement, song, and text to the sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach. This dark humor fantasy has been performed around the world. Four men seek to discover the ultimate manly man and then question whether such a thing even exists.
The two choreographers started working together in 2005, each bringing an international career and his own mature individual voice. Their prize winning works are performed in Israel on premier dance theaters and at important festivals.
12/30/2014 9:00 PM
La Divina & iWoman - Shlomit Fundaminsky
Jan 6, 2015
Fundaminsky created La Davina at the invitation of the Mandel Cultural Center in Jaffa, the center for fringe opera. The dance was inspired by the legendary opera singer Maria Callas and her life, showing the extremes of glory, fame, and public admiration against loneliness and heartbreak. The solo dance examines the special stage presence and vocal virtuosity of the singer and translates them to a new language of movement.
A new duet created in cooperation with choreographer Einat Ganz and composer Dganit Elyakim. The work was first performed in the composer-choreographer project 2014, in the Teiva (Box) auditorium in Jaffa.
“We take the time, in every meeting, to repeat the following mantra: I am perfect. I am strong. I am a woman. I can. I was. I will be." Avigail Hagar.
Shlomit Fundaminsky studied dance at the Kibbutizim College of Education, multi-disciplinary art at Tel Aviv University, and physical theater studies at Haguf Theatre School. She teaches dance and has created independently since 2001, and is invited to perform in festivals world-wide. Fundaminsky was awarded the Israeli Minister of Education and Culture Prize for a Young Choreographer Award for 2005.
1/6/2015 9:00 PM
Two Room Apartment - Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
In Two-Room Apartment, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor stage their own relationship both as a couple and as artists. They explore both tangible boundaries, like those of territories, or between two rooms, but also with intangible boundaries such as between life and performance, as well as those set by the individual himself.
This is a new interpretation based on the original Two Room Flat by Nir Ben Gal and Liat Dror from 1987.
1/13/2015 9:00 PM
At Your Place - Avi Kaiser & Sergio Antonino
Avi Kaiser andSergio Antonino
Jan 20, 2015
A dance which erases the distance between the audience and dancer, in which both viewer and space directly affect the performance: a singular event orchestrated by elements of place, time, and of those present.
Israeli-born Avi Kaiser, graduate of the Bat-Dor Company school, Batsheva Dance Company and has years of choreography and teaching experience in Europe and the US in top dance academies and institutions. In 2002, Kaiser and Antonino started working together and founded The Roof in Duisburg, Germany.
Sergio Antonino was born in Italy where he studied and started off as a dancer and choreographer.
1/20/2015 9:00 PM
Makom - Idan Sharabi
Jan 27, 2015
“Over recent years I have been researching the concept of ‘home’: what is home? Where is one from and where does one live? Does one feel at home where one is? The range of allusions of home allow me to explore adjacent fields: origin, identity, society, body etc., and to think abolut connections to occupation, objects, family, language, love and pain.
In 2012 Sharabi founded the Idan Sharabi and Dancers Group and he appears with them on stage in Israel and throughout the world.
1/27/2015 9:00 PM
Doom Doom Land / We Love Arabs
Feb 3, 2015
Hillel Kogan. WeLove Arabs
We Love Arabs is aduet lasting 35 minutes. In this work the Jewish dancer explains to the Arabdancer the secrets of dance, wisdom, hummus and physical friction. Hillel Koganpresents a dance work showing an Israeli choreographer who wants to stage awork carrying a message of coexistence between Jews and Arabs. This satiricalpiece examines whether art has the ability to engage in societal questions.
“This is, no doubt, the most creative,courageous political dance that was created here in recent years….” Tzvi Goren,director
Hillel Koganstudied in the Bat-Dor dance studio and in the Merce Cunningham Dance Companyin New York. He danced with the Batsheva Dance Ensemble, with the Nomad DanceAcademy in Switzerland, and with the Gulbenkian Ballet of Portugal. Since 2005, Kogan works with the BatshevaDance Company and leading dancers in Israel, as a dancer, dramaturg, andchoreographer. Alongside the many grantsand prizes Kogan has earned in Israel and abroad, he was recognized as theOutstanding Creator of 2013 by the Israeli Dance Critics Circle, and the mostpromising creator of 2014 by the European monthly “tanz.”
Doom-Doom Land isa pas-de-deux that examines the relationship between movement and sound, creatinga new world of gestures, customs and language. The dance work had its debutperformance in the context of International Dance Week and was produced as afull-length dance in December, 2013.
2/3/2015 9:00 PM
Lie Like a Lion - Yasmeen Godder
Feb 10, 2015
Yasmeen Godderreturns to physical and emotional material taken from her personal archive ofcreations over the last 15 years. Through them she re-examines her portrait asa performing artist. She intends toreveal, to play, and to display the body's desire to lose strength, to loseshape, to give up on ambitions, and to expose weakness.
Godder joins thepianist Matan Daskal and the viola player Moshe Aharonov on stage, who playworks by contemporary composers as part of the unique soundtrack of the dance.The musicians’ presence on stage changes constantly, and Godder exposes layersof broken identity. It is unclear whether the musicians are working with her oragainst her. Despite the very personalcreation, she expresses the larger picture of the national-societal need toovercome weakness, and emphasizes the return to existential fear to prevent it.
2/10/2015 9:00 PM
Sensitivity to Heat - Dafi Altabab
Feb 7, 2015
“I, in matters ofsensitivity to heat I don’t have any.
I can hold ascorching hot cup in my bare hands and it would feel pleasant.
I shower in asteaming hot water, any less and it would feel lukewarm. Everything about mehas always and ever been about feelings, extreme feelings.” Dafi Altabeb
The workSensitivity to Heat deals with the basic need for human contact. The creator seeksto give personal expression to the dancers, while creating a meeting point fora range of types of touch: weak, strong, superficial, temporary, permanent,single gender or bisexual, loving or indifferent. The work meanders from humor to sadness, fromsolo to duet, trio, and quartet. The ‘fourth wall’ separating the public fromthe dancers is broken and the dancers turn to the audience with question andsometimes offer a strong hand or close hug.
The world premierwas performed at the archaeological site of the ancient Roman amphitheater inNaples by invitation of the "Napoli Theatro Festival" in 2012 and inconjunction with internationally covered events in 2011.
Dafi Altabeb hasbeen creating dance works since 2005. Her works are regularly performed onprofessional stages in Israel and the world. Altabeb is the artistic directorand choreographer of the Dafi Dance Group together with Nini Moshe, her artistic partnerand life partner. She has won the Israeli Ministry of Culture Excellence Awardfor young choreographers for 2012 and 2013 and the Rosenblum Award forExcellence from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv for 2014.
2/17/2015 9:00 PM