Speaking with choreographer Nimrod Freed in 2008 gave me a much clearer sense of the institutional map of Israeli contemporary dance.
More than a year ago, I had the opportunity to take a week-long repertory workshop at Yasmeen Godder’s studio. I found the intensive enriching both as a dancer and as a dance researcher . . .
this year, I enjoyed two glorious weeks of dancing with 120 participants from around the world. During our breaks, I talked to many of the dancers about why they came to the workshop, what they enjoyed most, and what they got out of the experience.
Whether she is performing a solo she choreographed, improvising with the Oktet, or teaching a contemporary dance class, Shlomit Fundaminsky is someone to watch.
This three-week festival centers on participation, with people gathering from around the country – and the world – to take part in contact improvisation classes, workshops, and jams.