After two years of barely seeing any dance grappling with the Israeli context, I couldn’t help but wonder why so many works were now invoking this subject.
“Five days later, we leave [International Exposure” with a semblance of an idea of what makes contemporary dance in Israel so vibrant,” says guest writer Brian Schaefer.
International Exposure 2009 will present the work of twenty-seven Israeli choreographers to over ninety guests including theater directors, festival directors, and journalists.
“It’s from a very personal point of view, from our connection, this trio. This solo became a trio; of course we found ourselves drawn in,” says Niv Sheinfeld.
As the buzz about this year’s 20th anniversary celebration grew, I wanted to find out more about the history of Curtain Up.