Rachel Bilsky-Cohen

Rachel Bilski-Cohen is a dance critic, scholar and free-lance lecturere who writes in professional publications on dance theory, history and education. Rachel participates in various conferences, and lectures about Modern and Contemporary dance at the Goethe Institute, the Jerusalem Cinematheque, and other frameworks. Rachel is an active member in the board of directors of the "Train Theatre", "Mitveh" for art education, and "Keren Yosmot"- Educational projects.
Till 1999 Rachel served for 10 years as a Dance consultant to the Israel Festival, and for many years have taught at Bezalel Art academy; Kerem- Teachers' College; And for 10 years was the director of Art Project at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.  
Rachel was invited to dance festivals such as: Montpellier Dance Festival; Tanz im August in Berlin; 2-Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis in France (2002). Taught for many years at the High School of Rubin Academy of Music and Dance: Teacher of  dance improvisation and composition; dance history; 20th century dance, dance literacy. Conducted numerous workshops in creative dance in Israel, Germany and the U.S.A., and directed the conference The Medium in 20th Century Arts at the Jerusalem Van Leer Institute.

Academic and professional record
M.A. in Education at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Professional dance diploma- Laban Art of Movement, U.K.
Dance Studies at Universities in the U.S.

Co-editor with Baruch Blich. The Medium in 20 the Century Arts. The Jerusalem Van Leer Institute and Or-Am, 1997. [Hebrew Edition]

Papers presented at coferences
Globalization and the Dance-World – Ongoing interactions and viewpoints. Lecture presented at the conference "Kunst der Welt oder Weltkunst?- Die Kunst in der Globalisierungsdebatte". The Evangelische Akademie Loccum, 24-26 May 2002,  published in the Loccumer Protokolle of the Evangelische Akademie.
Contemporary Dance in Israel. Lecture presented at the conference "IAM- International Arts Manager Magazine". February 2001.
The Influence of Contemporary German Dance Theater on Israeli Dance. Lecture presented at the conference "Tanztheater today- 30 years of German Dance". Goethe Institute, May 1997 (English and German editions).
The Language of the Body in Modern and Contemporary Artistic Dance. Lecture presented at the confernec "Haltung-Gestik-Koerpersprache". Loccumer Protokolle of the Evangelische Akademie. Loccum, Germany, 75/1996
Mythos on the Context of Modern and Contemporary Dance. Oldenburg University, 2006.

16 El Salvador Street, Jerusalem 96403, Israel.
Telephone and fax: 02-6419860
e-mail: dancohen@vms.huji.ac.il

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