18:30 GAGA-workshop with Yaniv Avraham (IL)
Yaniv Avraham started dancing in Karmi Machol Karmiel, a folk dance academy and company, and he continued his training from 1999-2001 at the Mate Asher School of Performing Art (MASPA) alongside the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company on Kibbutz Ga’aton. In June 2001 he joined Batsheva Ensemble and in February 2003 was promoted to Batsheva Dance Company, where he danced until July 2010. While with Batsheva, Yaniv performed works by artistic director Ohad Naharin, house choreographer Sharon Eyal, and guest choreographer Mats Ek. In recent years, he has performed in the works of fellow Batsheva alumni Noa Zuk and Gili Navot. As a dancer, he has received grants from the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Education, the Sharett Foundation, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.
Yaniv choreographed several works for Batsheva Dancers Create from 2004-2010. Since leaving the company, he has created new dances for MASPA and Florida University, and his solo Somersault (2013) was performed in several festivals at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv, Dance Makers in Amsterdam, and MDF in Reggio Calabria (Italy). Yaniv has taught Gaga, Ohad Naharin’s movement language, to both dancers and non-dancers in Israel and internationally, and he has also taught Naharin’s repertory. He has taught for dance companies including Batsheva, Carte Blanche, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Cullberg Ballet and at dance departments at schools such as University of Florida, Jacksonville University, Tisch (NYU), and University of Southern Florida. He has led master classes and/or workshops in Australia, Singapore, Japan, Russia, Serbia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the U.S.
Alongside his ongoing choreographic work and teaching, Yaniv is currently the artistic director of MASPA.
20:00 DART Theater: MAL
Taking inspiration by Les Fleurs du mal, the piece takes a look at the inevitable process of decay that happens from within. Working with the duality of inner peace and outer conflict we try to see how far our boundaries reach. The balancing of these two qualities come together in a playful manner as we enjoy our freedom with each other whilst somehow still bound by an invisible thread of chaos. We explore the ever changing dynamic between constrained actions and the liberty of letting go. Decay is inevitable but do we get there through purging ourselves too soon or by idly letting things take their own course.
Created and performed by: Emese Nagy, Jessica Simet
Music: Frank Bretischneider / Kutiman
DART is a contemporary dance company. Dart with its dancers have been involved in a variety of artistic endeavors – mainly the creation, direction, choreography and design of unique dance performances for their Company.
It was founded in 2013 by Kinga Varga (Artistic director). In 2013, Emese Nagy (Executive Director) joined and since , they are jointly creating and dancing together, creating the base for the company. The artists are working together and motivated by the collective wish to make connections among various artistic disciplines to convey new stage creations informed by memories, longings, ideas and imagination."
20:20 Guy & Yaniv Duo (IL)
Something From Nothing
We are space
We ride together
Thank you for understanding
Tonight we alright
Focus fights, working with passion
when it becomes so important that it's not relevant anymore.
Tel Aviv party
DJ-je Guy Shomroni
Guy began dancing with the Batsheva Ensemble in 2001 and joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 2004, where he worked with choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Yasmeen Godder. He also created ten original short pieces for Batsheva’s annual Dancers Create evening. In 2013 he served as Ohad Naharin’s assistant for the creation process of The Hole and in 2015 for the creation of Last Work. Since leaving Batsheva in 2012, Guy and his long-time colleague Yaniv Avraham, also a former Batsheva dancer, have collaborated on two projects. In June 2014 they presented Kuntz, a duet danced by themselves, at the Zira Festival in Jerusalem. In November 2014 the pair premiered a work entitled Vellum, created for 8 dancers, in Moscow.In 2015 Guy again served as assistant to Ohad Naharin, setting his work Minus 16 on the Nürnberg Ballet and Ballet Zurich. Guy has been teaching Gaga internationally since 2002. Guy is also an active DJ in Tel Aviv's local scene, DJing at clubs and bars as well as DJing live for Batsheva Dance Company's performances of "Sessions.