The Great Revolt and the Return to the Roots - The Influence of Ausdruckstanz on Movement Theater in Israel

From the 1920s to the mid-50s, the main dance style in Israel was Ausdruckstanz. In the 50s, after approximately fifteen years of cultural isolation – World War II, Israel’s War of Independence and the economic depression of the 1950s in Israel – foreign dance companies from USA and Europe started performing in Israel.

White Noise: the Power of Protest

White Noise

One of the most beautiful and exciting dances performed lately in Israel is White Noise, created by Noa Wertheim for the Vertigo Dance Company. White Noise was premiered in April 2008 in Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv. The dance deals with life experiences in the 21st century, influenced and shaped by the uproar of consumerism, and the overflow of information. One of the most beautiful and exciting dances performed lately in Israel is White Noise, created by Noa Wertheim for the Vertigo Dance Company. White Noise was premiered in April 2008 in Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel-Aviv. The dance deals with life experiences in the 21st century, influenced and shaped by the uproar of consumerism, and the overflow of information.                                                                        

All the Options within One Totality - An Interview with Rami Be’er

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Screen Saver by Rami Be'er

Back in October 2002 I conducted an interview with Rami Be'er, and thought I'd re-post it here and share it with you. Rami Be’er, the Kibbutz Dance Company’s choreographer and Artistic Director, is one of the most notable Israeli choreographers. He has developed his own concept of dance, making use of all the theatrical means at his disposal – movement, music, props, costumes and lighting – in order to convey an idea. In this interview, first published in Dance Today (9), we spoke, in particular, on the role of lighting in his dance Screen Saver

Drawing out the Connections between the Past and the Present

The Lost Dances of Egon Schiele, a video-dance, was created in 2002 by the contemporary British choreographer Lea Anderson and Kevin McKeirnan for her all-male group, The Featherstonehaughs. It was based on The Featherstonehaughs Draw on the Sketch Books of Egon Schiele, a dance that was first performed in London, 1998. Anderson started to choreograph in 1984, with the foundation of her all-female company, The Cholmondeleys (pronounced Chumlees). After establishing a second company, The Featherstonehaughs (pronounced Fanshaws), in 1988, which was concerned with images of masculinity, Anderson’s reputation as a leading choreographer was assured (Hargreaves, 2002).