KCDC - Intensive Summer Dance

The Intensive Summer Dance

(July 7 - July 21,  2011)

is a two-week program in ballet, modern and contemporary dance.

The program is open to students all over the world who love dancing and have significant experience in Ballet or Modern dancing. 
The students must be 15-18 years old during the time of the program.

These two incredible weeks includes:
•  10 intensive days of dancing, between 6-7.5 hours a day of training within a wide variety of styles with special attention to KCDC's demanding material and repertoire. 
•  Hebrew classes and other enriching experiences like painting, swimming and music every evening. 
•  Two full weekends where the students will enjoy organized trips around the country and will visit some of Israel's historical sites.

The program is designed to give young dancers a taste of what a KCDC dancer's life is all about: refining their technique and performance, experiencing Israel and making friends from all over the world.

At the beginning of the program,  there will be two auditions. One in ballet and one in contemporary dance (company's repertoire). According  to those two auditions, dancers will be placed in groups. 
The students are able to choose their groups for the afternoon and weekend activities. 
Both English and Hebrew are spoken in the program.



We look forward to dancing with you here in Israel!!


Summer Program Director

please don't hesitate to contact me for any further information:

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Jewish Contemporary Dance Festival November 8th-11th, 2010 Jerusalem

Between Heaven and Earth

Jewish Contemporary Dance Festival

November 8th-11th, 2010 Jerusalem

After thousands of years of exile of the body from the spirit, the world of
Dance-Theater meets the Jewish world.

Four evenings of dance, including four premieres, workshops, and a discussion panel of Jewish spiritual leaders and leading choreographers. The world of Dance-Theater meets the Jewish world its characters, images, and themes.

The performances are open to the general public. During the first two evenings all of the works will be performed solely by male dancers, in order to allow the religous public to watch the performances.

The festival is part of the "Kol Atzmotai" Project which began ten years ago, under the guidance of the choreographer Ronen Itzhaki, in an attempt to explore the meeting point between body and spirit, according to both the world of Jewish spirituality and the contemporary medias of theater and dance. www.othermove.com

no ballet - 5th International choreography Competition

»no ballet«
5th International Choreography Competition

Dear dancers and choreographers!

In the last four years »no ballet« has established itself as a renowned player on the international dance scene – the proof: almost 1000 applications from more than 50 nations. Nearly 100 dancers and choreographers enchanted each time the audience, the jury and the media with their passion, hard work and enthusiasm. The result was three exciting days in the “Theater im Pfalzbau” – modern dance of the highest level!

Therefore the “Theater im Pfalzbau” will stage from 7th to 9th of October 2010 the 5th International Choreography Competition »no ballet«. Once again the event will take place according to the idea and artistic concept of the choreographer Juliane Rößler.

In the attachment you will find all the informations (artistic concept, conditions and application form) about this in that shape unique International Choreography Competition for modern and contemporary dance in Europe. Further informations and downloads you will find under www.no-ballet.com.

It would give us great pleasure if »no ballet« has awoken your interest and you will apply for it. We are looking forward to seeing your choreography!

Deadline for applications: 18th of July 2010.

Best wishes to all of you!


Juliane Rößler (Idea and artistic concept)


Ellen-T. Kokaras (Organisation)

Postal address for applications:

Ellen-T. Kokaras

Schloßgartenallee 50

D - 19061 Schwerin

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Anna Halprin - a visit to Israel, Oct. 2010

Anna Halprin, a Jewish American dancer and choreographer will visit Israel in honor of screening a documentary film on her life and art Breath Made Visible (by Ruedi Berger), that will open the International Spirit Film Festival in the 14th October 2010 in Tel Aviv. Her visit includes academic activities as well.

The academic activities:

Oct. 13, 10-13:00:  Lecture at the School of Dance, Kibbutz College of Education, Tel Aviv

Oct. 15 - 10-13:00:  Workshop for expressive therapists -  Kibbutz College of Education, Tel Aviv

Oct. 20 - 13-17:00:  Workshop for dance students at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

Oct. 21- 12:15-13:45:  Slide presentation at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

The screenings of the film:

Oct. 14, 21:00 - Cinematheque, Tel Aviv

Oct. 16, 21:00 -  followed by Q&A and / or movement activity, Cinematheque, Tel Aviv

Oct. 21, 19:00 - followed by Q&A, Cinematheque, Jerusalem

Summer program with the Kibbutzit Dance Company !

Tzofim Summer Dance:

Three Week Israel Summer Program: Dance Workshops, Israel Travel, Israeli Friends, and More!

About the Program:
The Galilee Dance Village is considered one of the most prestigious of its kind in Israel. Located in Kibbutz Ga'aton, The Galilee Dance Village of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company offers summer courses geared towards participants 15-18 years old who have been dancing for at least 3 years in a professional studio. This year, the village is extending its activities to students from Israel and around the globe as part of the Tzofim Summer Dance. Tzofim Summer Dance is a branch of the Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. -Tzofim, an organization in America focused on integrating Israeli and American youth through various cultural and academic activities. The program is geared towards young dancers who are interested in furthering their dance abilities in a special and intensive setting that combines dancing with other social activities.

About the Dance Workshops:
The first day of the workshop will be focused on dividing participants into groups of five levels based on dance ability. Along with Israeli friends, you will participate in courses including high levels of classic ballet, point classes for those who are capable and have experience, modern dancing, and jazz, with the most professional dance teachers from Israel and around the world. Repertoire classes, composition classes, theater sessions, percussion classes, Pilates, sessions with nutritionists, dance films, and experiential and unique meetings with the professional dancers of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company are just some of the aspects involved in the program. The students will join a class with dancers for a day of rehearsals, and of course, will have a chance to watch the company's show.

The program is divided into two weeks of dance workshops and a week of touring Israel. During the first 2 weeks, participants will have dance classes from morning to afternoon. At the end of each day, participants will enjoy group activities, various workshops including art and music lessons, pool time, and other exciting activities. During the weekends, the participants from abroad will be hosted by the Israeli members of the program for Shabbat.
The final week will focus on touring Israel in the North, in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Meals and Accommodations:
The Dance Village is located in Kibbutz Ga'aton where participants will be staying during the first two weeks.
During the final week, participants will be traveling around Israel and will be sleeping in hotels and youth hostels around Israel.
The participants will be provided with meals every day.

The most amazing course ever!
"This is the second time in a row that I spent my summer here. The course is two amazing weeks long and I feel like I gained so much during those two weeks. There is nothing more enjoyable than dancing all day long. I feel that because of the classes offered I became a much better dancer. The teachers are professional and the classes are fun and enjoyable. We learned a lot about the company's repertoire. We had great modern and classic dance lessons and a lot of other classes just for fun and our spirits. The Kibbutz is quiet and awesome. The experience that I got during this course was amazing. I got to know lots of new people.  We spent lots of time at the pool, and watched exciting DVDs in the evenings. Our crew of counselors was outstanding. After two summers here, in the Galilee Dance Village, I felt like I gained so much from the courses and I will definitely come back."
Sapir Shalev

Dates and Fees:
Dates 1/7/2010 - 21/7/2010
: $2700 (without airfare)

For more details please contact the
Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. - Tzofim,
Israel Summer Programs Department
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or at (212) 451-6275.

Aharona (Roni)  Tagar
Director of Israel Summer Programs
Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. - Tzofim
50 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-451-6275
Fax: 212-451-6280
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