Ariel Cohen, performer, performance creator and plastic-artist. He danced with Batsheva - the Young Ensemble and with Batsheva Dance Company, and in addition created pieces for 'Intimidance' and 'Curtain Up'. Ariel attended Rakefet Levy's Design School for Performing Arts and took part in various fashion and styling projects. He is Co-Director of the Hybrid Lava performance along with Nimrod Peled, and will soon tour China with a performance co-created with Osnat Kelner. Ariel also performs in his creation "Struggles for Love in the 21st Century".
Bosmat Nossan (1984) is a dancer and choreographer based in Tel Aviv. She performed for three years in Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Companyand for six years in Batsheva Dance Company. Currently she works as an independent choreographer, dancer and rehearsal director on various projects in Israel and internationally. She is the artistic director of Gaga Teacher Training, leads Gaga classes for Batsheva Dance Company and teaches workshops in Israel and abroad.
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Ido Feder, born 1985 in Jerusalem, is an independent choreographer based in Tel Aviv. He studied dance in Codarts (Rotterdam) and has danced with various choreographers in the Netherlands, such as Itzik Galili, Paul Selwyn Norton, Jack Gallagher, Liat Waysbort and others. He later joined the choreography formation ex.e.r.ce in the Centre Choreographique National in Montpellier, which is a program for young choreographers then led by French choreographer Mathilde Monnier. There he worked with many artists, such as: Lisa Nelson, Mark Tompkins, Loic Touze, La Ribot and others. Since then he has choreographed extensively and have presented in all major venues in Israel, and also in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium and more. He is the artistic director of Diver Festival, an international dance festival in Tel Aviv which is growing rapidly and is known for his conceptual curation and varied programmation. The festival has presented artists such as Raimund Hoghe, Dana Michel, Simon Mayer, Ligia Lewis, Yasmeen Godder, Arkadi Zaides, May Zarhy and many other young voices in Israel and abroad. He established the Tights: Dance&Thought - which is an entity running a dance residency program in Jaffa, research projects about dance and philosophy, school for dancer and an annual conference. He also holds a Masters in Philosophy from Tel Aviv Univeristy.
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Based in Israel, Lilach Livne (1986) is an artist who focuses on the relationship between
choreography, philosophy, religion, healing & community. Her practice is one of constant
research and experimentation; she creates performances, lectures, public acts, meetings,
prayer books and video art. Livne suggests new self-perception techniques, called "The Non-Image" and "The Darkened Body", which she believes can fulfill dance's potential to create manifested philosophy and a transformative mix between art & reality.
Livne presented her works at the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Salonul De Proiecte Gallery Bucharest, Coventry University UK, CCA TLV and other festivals & art galleries in Israel & Europe. Livne taught at Impulstanz Festival in Vienna, lectures in different dance institutes in Israel and is working with "Youth At Risk" frameworks where she's incorporating her artistic research of "body-image" & "meeting the other" into social work.
Livne lately published her practice book "Prayer for the Abstract" through Circadian, an art-literature organization in Berlin. In 2018 she started a collaboration with the choreographer Robert Steijn and a project collaboration with Goshka Macuga, Rūta Junevičiūtė & Emmilou Rößling.
Livne studied Philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, Choreography at the School for the Arts in Amsterdam SNDO, and Experimental Dance at SEAD Salzburg. In 2012 she received the DanceWEB scholarship in the frame of ImPulsTanz Festival.
Shira Eviatar is a Tel Aviv based choreographer & dancer, known for her groundbreaking works dealing with ethnic traditional dances in the contemporary dance. She is a DanceWeb scholarship participant and holds a degree in dance theatre from Kibbutzim College. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in NYC, and at Kelim – center of choreographic research. She has performed her works in Israel, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Romania, and Hungary in festivals such as Rencontres chorégraphiques, Fabbrica Europa, Malta Festival and more. Her work Rising been invited by the Bat-Sheva Dance Company to perform.
Photo: Tamar Lamm