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Three Reasons Why I Love Dance by Michal Meg

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As a performance artist whose works tend to associate with theater, I find that the performances that I love most are actually dance. I took a moment to wonder why and found three excellent reasons. Here they are:

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Three Perspectives on Ingiven by Noa Shavit

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Noa Shavit’s solo performance, Ingiven, shows a silently screaming mouth move above a sinewy body to Nick Cave’s stirring lyric, “The tree don’t care what the little bird sings.” If Shavit is that little bird, are we the tree? How many little birds fly around us that we fail to hear? There is a certain silence occupyingRead more

Three Pains by H.B.

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Pain of the Soul Ingiven – Noa Shavit Be in the pain Be the pain Explore the pain Let it out I know I did Thank You Noa   Pain of Live Tissue Work of Flesh: Soundtrack for Five Slammed Bodies – Annabelle Dvir Flash The moment the flesh hit the ground Hoo Aaaa ChiiiRead more

Dance in a Digital Age by Ana Harmon

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Google search “media influence on art” and you will primarily find articles on how Instagram has transformed the visual art market and how incredible it is that a smalltown girl in Idaho can virtually visit the Louvre. Few articles cover a question that I found hard to ignore over the past few days at Machol Shalem’s International Dance Week in Jerusalem: how does mass media and new technology influence our own creation processes and conceptions, specifically dance-making?

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Dear Moshe Kahlon by Ofra Idel

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Dear Moshe Kahlon,
My name is Ofra Idel. I am a choreographer and the Director of Machol Shalem Dance House in Jerusalem. These very days, you have the opportunity to prevent the Cultural Loyalty Bill, which will most probably lead to irreversible damage to the Israeli cultural world. With great ease, the Minister of Culture will be able to block artists and organizations who do their honest craft under difficult conditions for the benefit of Israeli citizens. Read more

Nobody Puts Ohad in the Corner

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To see Echad Mi Yodea, which is, in my eyes, a polished, perfect and glorious jewel shoved behind a singer filled me with contempt. Echad Mi Yodea is not some backdrop, it is not some doily or cute planter to decorate something else with. It is content, form, meaning, beauty, pain, love, all wrapped into one. Exploiting something so true to make a singer look cute cheapens what we’re doing and yes, maybe, fighting for.Read more