In 1968 Lia (Lea) Schubert arrived in Israel, after having served for eleven years as Artistic Director of the Ballet Academy in Stockholm. She decided to settle in the artists' village in Ein Hod establishing a school as well as a dance company in Haifa. The school attracted many students, young people and adults, dance fans and professionals, dancers and artists of various fields. All were attracted to her non-compromising professional attitude, the variety of dance styles that were taught and the excellent teachers who came from all over the world in order to teach thanks to Lia's professional ties.
The magazine Dance Today, published twice a year reflects the work and achievements of the rich and prosperous dance scene in Israel. It serves as a platform for qualitative writing on dance in Israel with relationships to the international dance scene.
Dance Today is supported by Israel's Ministry of Culture, its publisher is Tmuna Theatre, and the editors are Dr. Henia Rottenberg and Dr. Ruth Eshel.
Issue 16 (December 2009) deals with various aspects and meanings of tension that stretch out between centre and periphery. The English translated article is "Fringe's at the Center: Tetris by Noa Dar" by Henia Rottenberg.
To purchase a copy please contact Tmuna Theatre, Tel: 03-5629462
On the first anniversary of his death, this paper is a tribute to my former teacher and mentor, Daniel Nagrin. Nagrin (22 May 1917 - 29 December 2008), actor, Broadway dancer, and minor pioneer of American modern dance, was inspired and influenced professionally by three main people. The first major influence was Russian theatre director Constantin Stanislavski, whose method reached Nagrin through three New York-based acting teachers.
Israel is a society of Jewish immigrants who have returned to their ancient biblical homeland. It is also a complex society made up of people of varied cultures and ideologies, enduring changing economic and political situations. For the past eighty years, Israeli dancers have reflected and helped to shape the internal dialogues of Israeli life and contributed to a global exchange of dance ideas, especially with modern dancers from Europe and America.