With four established choreographers as artistic directors, a wealth of premieres by emerging creators, and a series of discussions, Curtain Up 2010 is an event to watch.
Machol Shalem’s mission is “to present an alternative channel to what modern, contemporary, independent dance can be at this time,” says co-director Ruby Edelman.
The Suzanne Dellal Center is turning up the heat with its Maholohet (Hot Dance) summer dance festival. This year’s program boasts a full summer of sizzling performances, showcasing the best of Israeli dance.
Located next to a swarm of bobbing fishing boats, this enormous hangar is not your typical destination for a dance performance. Yet the members of the Choreographers Society have lured a mix of devoted dance fans and less seasoned audience members to the Jaffa Port over the last several weeks.
Last night I witnessed dance history – and I hope that the opening night of the Home Port Festival (and the festival itself) will go down in the books not as an isolated moment in time but as the recognized beginning of a new stage, figuratively and literally, for Israel’s independent choreographers.