Contributors

Yulia Frydin

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.רוקדת,  מציירת,  כותבת,  מצלמת

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.תלמידה תמידית

.בעלת תואר ראשון ותעודה הוראה מטעם המדרשה לאמנות בבית ברל

.למדה קורס ציור סיני אצל האמן קזואו אישי

,חקרה את שפת התנועה של אוהד נהרין, ריקוד אפריקאי ושבטי

.מתרגלת איינגר יוגה להשקטת התודעה

(למדה ב”סימולטור” (שרון צוקרמן ומשה שכטר

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http://www.theartlab.co.il/yulia-frydin/


Annabelle Dvir

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יוצרת, רקדנית, שרה ומורה לתנועה ומחול, ילידת 1990. בוגרת תואר ראשון B.Dance בהצטיינות דיקאן של האקדמיה למוסיקה ולמחול בירושלים בשילוב – המסלול לכוריאוגרפיה, תעודת הוראה וביצוע באנסמבל J.A.D.E. סטודנטית לתואר שני M.Dance בכוריאוגרפיה. מצטיינת בתחומי הספורט והאומנויות מטעם עיריית חולון בשנים 2014-2015. יצירותיה – ‘גוף הַמוֹן’ עלתה בשבוע המחול הבינלאומי 2016 – ‘פסטיבל מחול שלם’, ‘Between Three Pieces’ באירוע “עליה ראשונה” עמותת הכוריאוגרפים – בימת מחסן 2, ‘העורב והלוויתן’ ב”פסטיבל אדמה למחול”, ‘חדרים’ בסדרת ארועי “דיאבלוג”, “תאטרון המדיטק” “בית שטיינברג” ועוד. יוצרת במסגרת תוכנית ארט אקסלרייטור לקידום יוצרים במרכז “מחול שלם”. פרפורמרית בתערוכת המשך Presence – שיתוף פעולה של אמנית צילום מצ’כיה, Urska Savage, והמרכז לאומנות דיגיטלית בישראל. חברה ב‘פורום יעל’ ליוצרים עצמאיים בירושלים.

Creator, performer, singer and dance teacher, born in 1990. B.DANCE undergraduate with Dean’s honors from the ‘Jerusalem Academy of Music And Dance’, combined with the Choreography Program, Teaching Certificate from the Ministry Of Education and performance in the J.A.D.E ensemble. M.DANCE student – the choreography program. Certificate of excellence in sports and arts – Holon Municipality 2014-2015. Her works : ‘Mob Body’ -premiered at the Jerusalem International Dance Week 2016 – Machol Shalem Dance Festival, ‘Between Three Pieces’ – ‘FIRST UPCOMING’ – The Israeli Choreographers Association – Warehouse 2, ‘The Whale and the Crow’ – Adama Dance Festival, ‘Rooms’ – ‘DIABLOUGE’ event sessions, The “Mediatheque Theatre”, Steinberg House” and others. Creator in ‘ART ACCELERATOR’ project for choreographers at “Machol Shalem Dance House”. Performer in ‘Presence’ – collaboration project between art photographer, Urska Savage, from the Czech Republic, and the Israeli Digital Art Center. Member of ‘YAEL’ – Independent Jerusalem Artists Forum.                                                                                                                                                  


Ayala Frenkel

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Ayala Frenkel is a choreographer, dancer and a  teacher in the field of Contemporary Dance. As a choreographer, Ayala has created the pieces: 2HER (2016), a duet that premiered at Dance Arena Festival. The piece is Supported by the Council of culture and art of the National Lottery. The piece enjoyed a residency program at RE-SREACH Studios, and at Yasmeen Godder Studio. The piece was elected to perform in Jerusalem International dance  Week. 2You (2016), this solo piece was created as part of RE-SEARCH Residency program. GAZELLE (2015), this solo piece premiered in Dance Arena Festival, and ever since has been invited to perform in different venues in Israel and abroad: New York- “out of Israel” Festival, Milano- PimOff Theatre, and Rome- RomaEuropa festival. EZEM (2012), premiered at Salon-Butoh hosted by Tamar Borer. Further performances at “Dolos” Festival, Jaffa. As a dancer, Ayala collaborated with the choreographers Yasmeen Godder, Ohad Naharin- Bat-Sheva Dance Compnay (Kamuyot Project), Yossi Berg and Oded Graff, Iris Erez, Tamar Borer, Maya Brinner, Dana Ruttenberg,  Bosmat Nossan, Gil Kerer, Anna Rotlisberger (Switzerland), Tomo Sone (Japan) etc. Ayala danced Ballroom and Latin American Dance (1996-2004) and was the Israeli champion in the field. currently, Ayala is studying for a BA in Art History and Philosophy. She is an Ilan Lev Practitioner. Visit: www.ayalafrenkel.com.


Tamar Lamm

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ילידת ישראל, 1972. את ילדותה בילתה בסטודיו של אביה, צלם האופנה בן לם. בגיל 15 החלה לרקוד בבלט הישראלי ובבת
דור. בתום שירות צבאי עברה לניו יורק ללימודי קולנוע . לאחר כשנה החליטה להתמסר למחול. הייתה תלמידתו של צבי גוטהיינר ורקדה בלהקה של אריק הוקינס לצד עבודה עם יוצרים עצמאים אחרים
ב-1977 עברה לאירופה. עבודתה הראשונה בפריז ב-1998 היתה עם דיויד קרן. לאחר מכן עבדה בקבוצת התיאטרון של נטשה קנטור ורקדה בלהקה של פרנסואז רפינוֿ
ב-1999 חזרה לארץ ועבדה שנתיים עם יסמין גודר. אז ילדה את בנה הראשון, והריקוד הוחלף בצילום, בין היתר צילום מחול. השתתפה בתערוכות קבוצתיות שונות, בין השאר במוזיאון הרצליה, מוזיאון פתח תקווה, ויצו חיפה ובית האמנים בתל אביב
בגיל 40 חזרה לרקוד. בשנים האחרונות עבדה עם תמר בורר, איריס ארז, איציק ג׳ולי, ענת גריגוריו, ארי טפרברג ואייל וייזר
בשנת 2016 הזמין אותה סהר עזימי ליצור עבודה עם בן זוגה דיויד קרן לפסטיבל זירת מחול, וזוהי יצירתם הראשונה המשותפת

Dana Ruttenberg                          

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Israeli born dancer and choreographer, graduate of The Bat-Dor School of Dance and the Thelma Yelin High-school for Performing Arts. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Columbia University and an MFA in Dance from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program. As artistic director of her NY based dance troupe between 2000-2003, The Red Hill Project, she has created works that showcased at various venues across the US and Canada. Since her return to Israel in 2003, she has been teaching, giving workshops and choreographing for the Batsheva Dance Ensemble, OtherDance Festival, IntimaDance Festival, International Exposure, Curtain Up Festival and Dance Arena festival, to name a few. In 2006, She was chosen to take part in the inaugural year of the Sugar Salon Residency in New York, where she created alongside Bessie Award Winner Susan Marshall. Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different fields (theater, film, music and visual art), and examines new angles for the presentation and experience of dance. Her work NABA 2.0 currently in residence at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art allows audiences, through the use of museum Audio Guides  to choose the soundtrack for the work themselves. Please Do Not Feed the Dancers is performed in an empty pool with the viewers watching from above, and the gender-flexible POLY is presented with alternating female/male casts performing the same roles. In 2014, she succeeded in making 2000 audience members move at once at the Tel Aviv Pecha Kucha.  Ruttenberg continues to produce and present her own work in Israel and abroad. Her Dance-Films Private I’s(Director: Oren Shkedy) has screened at international film festivals in Chille, Colombia, Turkey, Germany, Hong Kong (Outstanding film Award at Jumping Frames), USA (Audience Choice Award at Dance Camera West and first prize at the Tallahassee International Competition), Portugal, Bulgaria   and Mexico. ScreensArt, a series of dance art works for the screen, premiered at Fresh Paint in Tel Aviv and exhibited at the Miami Art Week 2012 and in Art Brussels in 2015. Her most recent Dance Film Glove Story is now making its international rounds and has screened in Finland, Switzerland, Spain, Romania, Germany, Austria, USA and Israel. Dana continues to create choreography for various Theater and TV productions throughout Israel, teach and perform abroad (Senegal, USA, Hungary, Denmark, South Africa, Italy and Russia to name a few). She was on faculty at the Tel Aviv School of the Arts Dance Department 2005-2015, and is currently on faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Ruttenberg was chosen as one of “The Future Generation” women by The Marker W Magazine. She is the winner of the 2013 Minister of Culture Award. She was awarded the distinguished 2012 Rosenblum Award for Promising Young Artist by the municipality of Tel Aviv. In Spring 2013, she was a visiting artist at Florida University for as part of Schusterman Foundation’s Visiting Artist Program. More about Dana and her work at: www.drdg.co.il and www.screensart.com


Omer Uziel

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was raised in Kiryat Haim, served as a parachuting instructor in the IDF, studied in the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio and graduated with honors from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo’s undergraduate program. He studied in the professional training program of DeDe Dance Company, participated in the Kelim Choreography Center’s Two-Year Program. During this time, Omer was an active part of the Ministry of Culture and Sport’s “Dancer in the Community” initiative, in which he taught dance lessons to the elderly at the Acco Elderly Center. He has created works for various festivals including Shades of Dance, Intimadance, Composer-Choreographer and Arena Dance Festival. He has danced for numerous independent choreographers such as Anat Danieli, Efrat Rubin, Maya Levy, Or Marin and Oran Nahum, Uri Shafir, Anat Katz and Erez Maayan, Maya Brinner, Yuval Goldshtein, Nima Yaacobi, DeDe Dance-Amit Goldenberg and Yaara Dolev and Sally Ann Friedland. Omer has taught dance in Kfar Blum, Kadima and Tel Mond. He is currently involved in two new projects that will premier this summer, teaches at the Elderly Day Center in the Yemenite Quarter and is a therapist in the Ilan Lev Method.

 גדל ולמד בקרית חיים, שירת כמדריך צניחה בצה״ל, למד במכינה של ניסן נטיב וסיים בהצלחה תואר ראשון במדעי ההתנהגות מטעם המכללה האקדמית תל-אביב יפו ,למד בסדנה להכשרת רקדנים של ״דה דה דאנס״, השתתף בתוכנית הדו-שנתית  של ״כלים״ גוף לעבודה כוראוגרפית והשתתף בפרוייקט ״רקדן בקהילה״ של משרד התרבות והספורט בו לימד שיעורי תנועה קשישים במרכז לקשיש עכו. יצר לפסטיבלי מחול שונים כמו : ״גוונים במחול״, ״אינטימהדאנס״, ״מלחין כוראוגרף ״ והשתתף ב״זירת מחול״. רוקד אצל כוראוגרפים עצמאיים שונים כמו : ענת דניאלי , אפרת רובין , מאיה לוי, אור מרין ואורן נחום, אורי שפיר, ענת כץ וארז מעיין, מאיה ברינר, יובל גולדשטיין , נימה יעקובי, דה דה דאנס- עמית גולדנברג ויערה דולב, סאלי-אן פרידלנד
לימד מחול ב: כפר בלום, קדימה ותל מונד
כיום רוקד בשני פרוייקטים חדשים העתידיים לעלות בבכורה בקיץ, מטפל ומורה לתנועה במרכז יום לקשיש ה״כרם״ בכרם התימנים , מלמד מחול במקומות שונים בארץ ומטפל בשיטת אילן לב

Anat Katz                                                                                                                                  anat-katz-headshot

 .Anat Katz is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist, practicing since 2004

She studied in the professional training program of Kibbutz Ga’aton, under the artistic direction of Mrs. Yehudit Arnon. She hold a Master’s degree from the Tel Aviv University’s interdisciplinary department. Anat teaches dance theory and practice classes in various studios and schools around the country. Her choreographies have been presented by festivals in Israel (Intimadance, Shades of Dance, Arena Dance Festival, Acco Festival and more) and further afield (Germany, Croatia, Belgium, Great Britain and others

http://www.justkatzit.com

כוריאוגרפית ויוצרת רב תחומית החל משנת 2004. למדה בסדנא להכשרת רקדנים בקיבוץ געתון בניהולה של הגב’ יהודית ארנון ובעלת תואר שני בתכנית הרב-תחומית באוניברסיטת תל-אביב. מלמדת שיעורי מחול תיאורטיים ומעשיים בבתי ספר שונים ובסדנאות להכשרת רקדנים. עבודותיה הועלו בפסטיבלים שונים בארץ (אינטימדאנס, גוונים במחול, זירת מחול, פסטיבל עכו ועוד), בעולם (גרמניה, קוריאה, בלגיה, בריטניה ועוד) ובערבים עצמאיים.


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Daphna Horenczyk

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Daphna Horenczyk is a dance artist based in Munich, Germany. Born in 1987 in Tel Aviv, Israel, Daphna started dancing at the age of 15. She graduated from the professional dance training program in Kibbutz Ga’aton. After one year of working as a dancer and rehearsal director, she moved to Salzburg to study in SEAD both in the performance and choreography programs. During her studies, she created 3 pieces which had toured in Europe and Israel. In 2012 Daphna went back to Israel, where she was performing her own choreographies, as well as a dancer for choreographers such as Ayelet Yekutiel, Guy Bernard Reichmann and Ariel Cohen. Her pieces performed in festival such as Machol Shalem, Intimadance (IL), No Ballet (DE), MAAT (PL), PAD Mainz (DE) and more. Currently Daphna is working as a contemporary dance teacher and dancer in Munich and abroad.

www.daphnahorenczyk.com

דפנה הורנצ’יק נולדה ב1987 בתל-אביב. בוגרת מגמת המחול של תיכון עירוני א’ לאמנויות בתל-אביב. בין השנים 2006-2008 למדה בסדנת המחול “מטה אשר” שבקיבוץ געתון. ב-2008 עבדה בתור רקדנית עם הכוראוגרף אביב אבגי.  בין השנים 2009-2012 למדה ב SEAD, האקדמיה למחול אקספימנטלי בזלצבורג, אוסטריה. למדה שם במסלול הפרפורמנס והכוריאוגרפיה, יצרה 3 עבודות וניהלה חזרות לכוראוגרפים אורחים. החל מ-2011 יוצרת ומופיעה באופן עצמאי. עבודותיה הופיעו בפסטיבלים כגון מחול שלם, אינטימדאנס, No Ballet (גרמניה), MAAT (פולין) ועוד. החל מ 2015 חיה במינכן, יוצרת, מלמדת ומופיעה


Morahn Bash Danon


Ana Harmon

Born and bred in Boston, Ana spent most of her childhood at Boston Ballet and Finagle-a-bagel. After graduating from Boston Latin high-school, Ana worked as a professional ballet dancer in Boston and Austin for three years.  Upon completing a 10-month workshop with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Ana found her future husband eating a falafel on a staircase in Beer Sheva and began dancing with Kamea Dance Company, simultaneously completing course-work at Ben Gurion University.  Upon completing a B.A. from Tel Aviv University in English Literature and Middle Eastern studies, Ana began working for Batsheva Dance Company’s International Development department. She is certified in the Ilan Lev Method and Salesforce. Ana’s ideal day in Tel Aviv involves a bike ride to HaBima with friends for shoko b’sakit.

 

 

 

 

 


Elad Schechter

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Elad Schechter is a Jerusalem native dancer and choreographer. A graduate of the High School for the Arts in Jerusalem, he served in the IDF Theatre department and danced in many professional companies, such as ‘Charleroi Danses, Brussels’, ‘Vertigo Dance Company’ ׳Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’ and more. 
In 2012 he founded the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem. Schechter has been creating works since 2009. He is the recipient of the silver medal at the international choreography competition of Beijing in July 2011. Alongside his artistic work, Elad is developing Jerusalem based projects that aims to develop dance, art and culture scene in the city. Elad founded ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ – Dance in Machne Yehuda market, curated and developed ‘Alliance House’ – A home for creative communities, for ‘New-Spirit’ organization and curating ‘Dance in Masie’ – The complete dance series in Jerusalem at ‘Beit Masie’ Theater, since 2012.

אלעד שכטר הוא רקדן וכוריאוגרף יליד ירושלים. בוגר התיכון לאמנויות בירושלים, שירת תיאטרון צה”ל ורקד בלהקות מקצועית כמו שרלרוי דאנס בריסל, הלהקה הקיבוצית, ורטיגו ועוד. בשנת 2012 הקים את קבוצת מחול ק.ט.מ.ו.ן בירושלים. אלעד שכטר יוצר עבודות מחול מאז 2009, הוא זוכה במדליית כסף בתחרות הכוריאוגרפיה הבינלאומית של בייג’ינג ביולי 2011. לצד יצירתו האמנותית, אלעד שכטר פועל בארגונים ומוסדות שונים לפיתוח סצינת המחול והאמנות בירושלים. בין היתר הגה והוביל אמנותית את ׳מיפו עד אגריפס׳- מחול בשוק מחנה יהודה,  הוביל ואצר את פרוייקט ׳בית אליאנס׳ – בית לקהילות יוצרות, עבור ‘רוח חדשה’, וכן הגה ואוצר את ׳מחול במזיא׳ – הסדרה השלמה למחול בירושלים עבור ׳בית מזיא׳ מאז 2012


Roberto Casarotto roberto-casarrotto

Since 2006, Roberto has been director of the dance projects for the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa (CSC) and Operaestate Festival Veneto. Associate director of Aerowaves, he is a member of the board of EDN European Dancehouse Network. Currently involved in several international projects supported by the EU Creative Europe and Erasmus + Programmes, he develops initiatives aimed at supporting the artistic research, mobility and artists’ development in the field of dance, the engagement of communities and participation of citizens in cultural activities. He is the initiator of Dance Well – Movement research for Parkinson, a project aimed at introducing and  researching  the practice of dance for people living with Parkinson’s.  Before entering the dance organisations, Roberto was a professional contemporary dancer. He is the author of the book Nigel Charnock published in 2009 by L’Epos, in the Dance forward/Dance for word series. Since January 2015 he has been appointed Artistic Director of Balletto di Roma.

 

 


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Vicens Mayans

I started my career as a performer with Rodrigo García in 1999 and since then I had over 13 years of stage experience as a performer and actor. I was working with many well known companies and directors from Barcelona and Spain, focusing on very physical theater, movement and dance theater pieces. Now, living in Barcelona, I’m working in my private projects and at Agente129 on international distribution of performing arts for companies from Barcelona, Spain and other countries.

 

 

 

 


Yoav Grinberg

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Danced in Ido Tadmor Dance Company, In ‘Tami’ Dance Company, artistic director Nimrod Freed, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, De De Dance Company and Sally Anne Friedland’s Dance Drama Company.Engaged in teaching dance and invited to teach workshops in Israel and internationallyWon first prize in Denmark with the work ‘Alma’ choreographed by Rachel Erdos that was premiered as part of ‘Shades of Dance Festival 2007’ at The Suzanne Dellal Centre.Won scholarships and recognition for outstanding dancer by the Albert Gaubier’s Foundation in Denmark , The America-Israel Cultural Foundation,  Sharet Foundation, Israel and the Rabinowitz Foundation Israel.In the last two years Yoav has both danced in and produced several collaboration projects in Greece, Cyprus and Israel collaborating with different artists mainly with the Amfidromo Dance Company under artistic directorElena ChristodoulidouSince 2008 until the present has been part of The Suzanne Dellal Centre’s original performances ‘’Monger, ‘Rooster’ and ‘Wonderland’ choreographed by Barak Marshall and performed throughout Israel and toured extensively around the world.


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Judith Brin Ingber

graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in NY under the famed Bessie Schoenberg. After dancing professionally in NY she moved to Tel Aviv where she taught for the Batsheva Bat Dor Dance Society including apprentices for the Batsheva Dance Co. She also choreographed ‘How to Watch Dance’, performed by  Batsheva Dance Company for young audiences.  In the ’70s she was also the assistant to Sara Levi-Tanai at Inbal Dance Theatre. Her writing on dance in Israel appears in ‘The Israel Dance Annual’ which she co-founded with Giora Manor, in encyclopedias, book chapters, and in her seminal bookSeeing Israeli and Jewish Dance published in 2011 in the USBrin Ingber appears in the new award-winning documentary  “Mr. Gaga” as an early teacher of Ohad Naharin.  She continues to teach internationally (recently at the Prague Arts Academy and the College of the Western Galilee under Henia Rottenberg) & for universities (Faber lecturer at Princeton University). http://www.jbriningber.com



Oded Ronen

oded-ronentrained at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, the Laban Center and Bodyworks in England and danced with CeDeCe in Portugal, Kolben Dance Company and Fresco Dance Group. In addition, Oded performed in projects by Dimitris Papaouannou in Greece and other projects in England and Cyprus. Oded has his own movement methodology, Imagery in Motion, which bridges the gap between imagination and physics. In Israel, Oded has choreographed works for Humans in Motion, Kolben Dance Company, the Jerusalem Ballet and the Blomfield Science Museum. Abroad, Oded has created works for Transitions (England), WAAPA Academy, Strut Dance and Ochre Dance Company (Australia), Albania Dance Theater and the EXPATS Project. Oded has represented Israel twice in the Albania Dance Meeting and has received support from the Foreign Ministry of Israel, the Rabinovich Foundation, the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Australia Council for the Arts. His creations have been presented in Israel, Albania, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, England, Russia, Kosovo and Italy.

 

 


 

Photo by Kobi Charbit

Photo by Kobi Charbit

Dena Davida (CMA, M.A., PhD) is a contemporary dancer, university educator, contact improvisor, curator, ethnographer, writer and researcher.  U.S. born into a family of artists, she has lived in Montréal for 39 years where she cofounded and curates Montréal’s premiere dance performance space Tangente. She was a part-time lecturer in the Dance Department of the University of Québec in Montréal from 1979 to 2010, and in 2015, completed her doctoral dissertation in this university’s program Études et pratiques des arts with a dissertation that studied meaning in a contemporary dance event in Montréal. She has published numerous essays on contemporary dance and culture, was editor of the anthology Fields in Motion: Ethnography in the Fields of Dance on art world anthropology at home (2012), and is currently completing work on a second anthology with 50+ authors in the emerging field of live arts curation. 

  


Amir Castro amir-castro-pic
is a lighting designer, technical director and producer of various staged projects throughout Israel. He has served as the technical of the Between Heaven and Earth Festival from 2013 to 2016. Amir designed lighting for the Curtain Up Festival in 2015 and 2016 and for the Intimadance Festival in 2013 and 2016. Among others, he has designed lighting for the Be’er Sheva Theater, Tmuna Theater, The Cube, The Goodman Acting School in the Negev, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Yoram Levinstein Studio, the Acco Festival (2013-2016), the Haifa Festival for Children’s Theater, the Herzliya Performing Arts Center and the Center Stage Festival in Jerusalem. He worked as a lighting a producer for Tmuna Theater in 2013 and 2015.

אמיר קסטרו
תאורן, מנהל טכני ומפיק במספר פרויקטים בימתיים ברחבי הארץ. מנהל טכני ומעצב התאורה של פסטיבל המחול בין שמיים לארץ 2013-2016. מעצב תאורה בהרמת מסך 2015-2016. מעצב תאורה בפסטיבל המחול אינטימדאנס 2013 ואינטימדאנס 2016. בין השאר עבד כמעצב בתיאטרון באר שבע, תיאטרון תמונע, תיאטרון הקוביה, גודמן ביה”ס למשחק בנגב, סמינר הקיבוצים, סטודיו למשחק יורם לבינשטיין, פסטיבל עכו (2013-2016), פסטיבל חיפה להצגות ילדים, מרכז הבמה בהרצליה, פסטיבל מרכז הבמה בירושלים ועוד. מפיק תיאטרון תמונע בשנת 2013 ובשנת 2015.


PREFERRED-Joel-Bray-smallJoel Bray is a dancer and choreographer based in Israel. He performed in Complexity of Belonging – a
project by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk that that premiered as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival.

He has performed with Company CeDeCe (Portugal), Kolben Dance, Sally Anne Freidland, Machol Shalem Dance House, Odelya Kuperberg and Yoram Karmi’s FRESCO Dance Company.

Joel’s choreographic credits include works for PICA, the ArtRage Festival (Perth), The Albania International Dance Meeting (Durres, Albania), the Mixer Festival (Ramat Gan, Israel) and Dancers Create (Suzan Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv). His work for a children’s audience, SPLASH, was commissioned by the Israeli National Science Museum and had an audience of over 11,000.

Joel began dancing at age 20, with traditional Aboriginal and Contemporary dance forms at NAISDA Dance College, before graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005.

 

 


Ella Ben AHARONElla Ben-Aharon

After dancing with the “Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2,” Ella moved to the USA and lived there for 11 years. She holds a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, and an MFA in Choreography from Jacksonville University/White Oak, FL. In addition, Ella is a Pilates Master Teacher with Pilates Sports Center (LA). In 2004, Ella relocate from LA to NYC, and established her non-profit, YelleB Dance Ensemble. She co-curate with Neta Pulvermacher “Dance Conversations” which became The A.W.A.R.D Show! of the Joyce Foundation. Her choreographies and video-dances were presented in important venues and festivals around the world. Ella was a guest-teaching artist at art centers and universities such as University of Florida, University of Wisconsin, Miami-Dade College, UC Berkeley, Kennesaw State University (as a Schusterman Fellow), The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, The Ben-Gurion University, and the school of the New York City Ballet.Ella believes in multidisciplinary approach and has been engaged in numerous collaborations; An artistic ‘Trialogue’ with architect Matthias Neumann and video-artist Adi Shniderman. A collaboration with composer/performer Odeya Nini, and more recent engagement with Neuroscientist, Dr. Asaf Bachrach. She participated in “The Conscious Body II+III” conferences in Paris (La Briquetterie & CND), as well as at JIM (CNRS) where artists and  scientists worked together to articulate mutual research questions about inersubjcetivity, movement, and spectating dance. Her recent work, All-Most, a collaboration with Dr. Bachrach, brought to the studio as well as the theater space research practices. In October 2010 Ella returned to Israel. Since January 2011 she is a member of the Israeli Choreographers Association. In addition to teaching and producing artistic work locally and abroad, most recently Ella had opened a studio for Pilates and Movement in Tel Aviv, Studio Naim – MAZE, through which she shares her curiosity and awareness for the human body and mind.


rachel-new-photoRachel Erdos is an award winning independent choreographer born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. She received her MA from The Laban Centre London specializing in choreography.  Her work has been seen around the world including Israel, UK, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Norway South Africa, Norway, Tanzania, Slovakia, China, Denmark, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Senegal, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and The U.S. Rachel won first prize in the AICC International choreography competition in Aarhus, Denmark in 2008 and in 2009 won City Dance Ensemble’s commissioning project, Washington DC. In 2012 Rachel was awarded the prize for artist of the year in the field of dance by The Ministry of Absorption, Israel. In 2014 she was awarded NorthWest Dance Project’s Pretty Creative Commission prize, Portland USA. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year 2015 by The Ministry of Culture, Israel. In 2015 Rachel was awarded prize for independent choreographer of the year 2015 by The Ministry of Culture, Israel. Her work has been shown in some of the most prestigious venues including The Kennedy Centre, Washington DC and the Royal Opera House London. 


Dr. Diti Ronen is a poet, an editor and a translator of poetry.  

Ronen has published six full length poetry books, as well as numerous essays and articles. Her poetry has been translated into many languages and published in literary magazines and anthologies worldwide. Ronen performs her work on different stages in Israel and around the world. She was awarded three International poetry awards, including the Terra Poetica Award, two national awards , prizes of honors, poetry residencies and scholarships.

Her poetry is derived from her personal narrative, being part of a persecuted minority, as well as from imaginary alternative narratives. Accordingly, Ronen’s literary work is varied from feminist poetry, like in the book “Inner Moon: Note book” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2002) that relates to the female Menstrual cycle in relation to the Moon monthly cycle, to her own family memory, like in the book “littlebird” (Bar Ilan, 2010) that relates to a specific event in The Holocaust, and to journey poetry, like in the book “The return of the house and its wanderings” (Hakiboutz Hameuchad, 2016) that relates to her search for a home (The book was awarded by the Kugel Literary Award). Her upcoming book, “Many Mothers“, relates to her collective-personal memories of her own feminine existence in previous generations.

Ronen has also edited five poetry books, all of them published in Israel (Pardess Publishing House, Haifa, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). She is currently in a process of editing two additional poetry books, one of them is expected to be published in 2018, and the second in 2019.

Ronen has translated and published numerous poems, all of them translated from English along and together with the poets. Currently she is working together with the poet Amir Or on a Young Georgian Poetry Anthology.

Beside her literary work, Ronen is a lecturer and a researcher of Arts, Theatre & Cultural Policy and she writes policy papers and advises on culture and arts to different organizations. She recently left her work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to focus on poetry. She is the former head of Cultural Policy, Theatre and Literature Departments in the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Her academic work is in Theatre, and her research explores the Actor’s cognitive work while performing his role as a character on stage in front of an audience.

Diti was born in Tel Aviv. She is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and the mother of five. She lives with her spouse in Neve Monoson, a community near Tel Aviv.


Lee Nahat Shalom is an actress, director and choreographer of physical theater and movement. She is a soap-bubble artist, the director and founder of Bubbling Theater. She believes in her heart that theater can affect social change, especially when it is created in the community, that the stage was made to break boundaries and as such, can be anywhere- from a private room to public space. Lee is constantly exploring the connection between aesthetics and ethics, between material and spirit and understands reality via heaping piles of fantasy.

 

 


Yuval Gal is a dancer and choreographer. Born in 1995, she grew up in Ramat Hasharon and currently lives in Be’er Ya’acov. In 2013, she completed her studies at the Yigal Alon High School of Arts and Sciences. Yuval is a student at Re-search under the direction of Or Marin and Oran Nahum. In this program she has worked with Sahar Azimi, Shlomit Fundaminsky, Maya Levy and Hanan Anando Mars, Doron Raz and others. She has presented work in the Acco Fringe Festival and the Night Light Festival. Yuval teaches ballet and modern dance to pre-school-aged children and is the assistant of established teacher Anat Bibes and teaches dance at the Alma and Arnon Dance Studio. During her national service she worked at the Organization for Accessibility. Yuval speaks Hebrew, English and understands Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Michal Toledano was born and raised in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the Middle Eastern Studies Department and holds a Master’s in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She became exposed to the dance world over the past few years. She aspires to continue to discover, explore and experience the world through the approach that there is room for everyone. She is the mother of two wonderful children who are dancers.

Everything is open 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Erez Kashi is a Tel Aviv-based photographer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Atanas Maev studied Economics in Germany and has been working as a cultural manager since 2002. He is a co-founder of the first center for contemporary dance in Bulgaria – Derida Dance Center, as well as Derida Company. As a result of his work, Derida Dance Center is recognized as a partner in numerous international projects, runs an educational and training program in contemporary dance called Dance PORT Derida and works with various social groups. In January 2014, Derida Dance Center Residency Program was recognized by experts of the European Commission in Brussels as the best practice for exchange of artistic experience in Europe together with four others. In 2015, the management model of Derida Dance Center was chosen among 240 cases from all over the world and was included as an example of successful cultural entrepreneurship in the postgraduate textbook “International Entrepreneurship in the Arts” by  the researcher Lidiya Varbanova  and issued by the publisher Routledge.
In 2018, the team of Derida Dance Center led by Atanas Maev will organize the festival Spring Forward by the biggest European dance platform Aerowaves- Dance Across Europe and will present the TOP 20 emerging European choreographers.

 


Libby Lenkinski is the Vice President for Public Engagement at the New Israel Fund, where she leads all aspects of NIF’s public efforts in the United States – including communications, digital, programs, events, leadership, community partnerships and engagement, New Generations and our fellowships. Prior to joining NIF, Libby lived and worked in the Israeli non-profit field for almost a decade. There she worked as Director of International Relations at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and as a strategy consultant for human rights organizations like Yesh Din and Physicians for Human Rights, for documentary films including Budrus and The Law in These Parts, new media initiatives like +972Magazine, and for progressive campaigns. She is a founding member of ZAZIM-Community Action and The Whistle. Currently, Libby serves on the board of Comet-ME, Hashomer Hatzair North America and is a NY co-chair for the Reboot Network. Libby is based in Brooklyn and travels to Israel-Palestine frequently.


Ariella Berger- My name is Ariella. I was born in London and have lived in Israel for nearly 20 years. I work in business and live in Tel Aviv. I have been writing for as long as I remember and am currently writing a series of pieces about being human, AI and love.