With a studio in Jerusalem rather than Tel Aviv and another home base in the form of an Eco-Art Village on Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Hey, Vertigo Dance Company is certainly far from ordinary.
Noa Wertheim talks about building the Eco-Art Village, choreographing the site-specific environmental dance “Birth of the Phoenix,” and engaging in “tikkun olam” – healing the world – through her work.
“Vertigo Dance Company has been around for 17 years now, and all of our first shows were under this title, under Curtain Up. We owe a lot to this institute,” says Adi Sha’al.
Opening a festival devoted to emerging choreographers, “Then and Now” featured excerpts of four dances which, in the days when the festival doubled as a competition, won the coveted first prize.
Since its inception in 1984, Shades of Dance has showcased artists who are relatively fresh to the field of choreography.