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HAGIT ABIR

Hagit is a graduate of Bezalel Academy Of Art And Design,  Jerusalem 2001. In 2003 Hagit Studied Stage Design with Rakefet Levi at  Shenkar College of Design. Following her Studies at Shenkar she went on to Study makeup for stage &Theatre and Hat design with Sofia Bach. Since 2004 Hagit has designed costumes and props for major opera, dance, theatre and television productions.

These selected works include:

Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group - Private I’s and POLY
The Israeli Opera - " Magic Sounds", directed by Niza Shaul
Props  for - "Nabucco","A Journey to the End of the Millennium"
"The Child Dreams","Samson and Delilah"
Batsheva Dance Company - " Beak" and "Starting Point", choreography by Mami Shimazaki
Batsheva Workshop - choreography by Kristin Inao
Kame'a Dance Company (Bat-Dor) -  "Step...Count....", choreography by Lior Lev
Kolbendance Dance Company - "Interface", choreography by Amir Kolban
Michal Helbin Photography
Beit Lessin Theater - "Dolphins", directed by Dedi Baron
Habima National Theater - "39 Stairs", "Hevron", "Dybbuk", and "Anna Karenina"
The Cameri Theater of Tel-Aviv - "King Lear " and "Death of a Salesman"
TV Commercials

TAL ADLER ARIELI

Tal Adler was born in Israel in 1989, where he was trained at the Thelma Yelin High School of the Arts. He later moved to New York and graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School. He currently lives in Tel Aviv where he dances with choreographers Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Yasmeen Godder and Michael Getman. During his time in New York (2007-2015), Tal worked with Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance and with The Equus Projects which is a dance company that creates site-specific work for dancers and horses. He also danced in Montreal for company Le Carré des Lombes, and with choreographer and media artist Jonah Bokaer with whom Tal is still working. He's been dancing with DRDG since 2016 in the works "Armed" and "Naba 2.0".

 

OSHRAT BANON

Graduate of Ironi Alef High School Dance Department. Danced with Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group between 2004-2012. Former dancer with the Batsheva Ensemble under the Artistic Direction of Ohad Naharin.

 

CARMEL BEN ASHER

Born in 1994. Graduate of Blich high school dance department and Ga'aton Dance workshop. As a freelance dancer collaborated with the choreographers: Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, Osnat Kelner, Hillel Kogan, Roni Chadash and Dana Ruttenberg. Recipient of the danceWEB Scholarship program for 2017 at ImPulsTanz, Vienna international dance festival. Joined the cast of Naba 2.0 in 2018.

 

EINAT BETSALEL

born in 1983 in nahariya Israel. Studied dance at Edna Betsalel School of Dance and Gaaton Workshop lead by Yehudith Arnon and Einav Levy.  Winner of an Excellence scholarship from the America Israel Cultural Foundation. Danced with The kibbutz Dance Company 2 under the Artistic Direction of  Rami Beer.   Worked with the Israeli opera and choreographer as  Barak Marshall in the creation "Rooster", Shlomi Bitton, Noa Dar, Odelya kuperberg and Renana Raz.  Since 2008 working with Inbal pinto & Avshalom pollak Dance Company.

Today Dancing with choreographers Dana Ruttenberg and Noa Shadur , studying Business and Sociology and working as a rehearsal director at the Maslool Dance School led by offir dagan and Neomi Perlov.

 

ADI BOUTROuS

Studied at The Gaaton Dance Workshop and the Maslool Professional Dance Program in Tel Aviv. Joined DRDG in 2012. Collaborated with choreographers Iris Erez, Anna Rothlisberger (Switzerland), Hillel Kogan and Noa Shadur.

 

RAN BROWN

Graduate of the Mateh Asher School of Performing Arts (Kibbutz Ga'aton) and the Kibbutzim College of Education (B. ED.). Chief Editor of "Maakaf", an online journal for dance, visual theater and performance art. Member of the Steering Committee in the Dance Department of The Israeli Dancers’ Union. Danced in Muza dance company in works by Joseph Tmim, and as an independent dancer worked with choreographers Odelia Kuperberg, Jana Russell (Germany), Niv Sheinfeld, Ronit Ziv and Rotem Tashach.

Representative of Israel for 2008 at the danceWEB Scholarship programme in the International Dance Festival in Vienna, ImPulsTanz, with the support of a scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.  Teaches at The Jerusalem Academy, Kelim School for Choreography, and Thelma Yelin among others.

Winner of the Ehud Manor and Bank Hapoalim Scholarship for encouraging creativity in 2010.

 

SHAKED DAGAN

Studied dance at Wizo Haifa, and the Gaaton Dance School. Worked with Israeli choreographers Shlomi Bitton, Muza Dance Group and Dana Ruttenberg. Toured with the inaugural Swedish cast of Kamuyot (chor:. Ohad Naharin), and performed in the work of Ari Rozenzweig in Copenhagen. Shaked Created "We Are Going Back" for the Shades of Dance Competition in 2009. She teaches Gaga (Ohad Naharin's movement language) across Israel. Member of Playground Improv Group, and Artistic Director and initiator of “2nd Home India” Project for female empowerment through the Arts.

 

AYALA FRENKEL

Born in 1986. Collaborated with different choreographers, such as Ohad Naharin ("Kamuyot" project), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Tamar Borer, Anna Rotlisbereger (Switzerland), Maya Brinner, Iris Erez, Yasmeen Godder and Bosmat Nossan. Created "Gazelle" and "2HER".
Member of DRDG since 2011. 
Ayala has a professional background in Ballroom and Latin American Dance. She is a practitioner of the Ilan Lev Method.

 

MICHAEL GETMAN

 

YAIR GUTTERMAN

Artist and Designer. Studied Industrial Design at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Designed for David Ross Studio, and designs lamps and furniture for Gwango, China. Won second prize in the design competition for Zag company, "Furniture 2000" Tel-Aviv. Showcased in "International Travel Souvenir Design competition 2005" Gyeonggi Province ‚Korea, and "kitchen is the heart of the home" imm cologne design competition. Collaborated with DRDG on Kontrapunkt and NABA.

 

neil harris

Neil Harris  trained in acting and performance at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and went on to perform in political theater in Scotland, before moving to Israel in 1979 as a founder member of Kibbutz Tuval. For a number of years he taught theater to young adults with a criminal record, and in the Community Theater Department at Haifa University specializing in The Theater of the Oppressed. In 2005 he started combining his theater work with dance, and in 2010 he was invited to join the faculty of the American Dance Festival in North Carolina, teaching courses on Performance and Activism, as well as mentoring MFA in Dance candidates in their thesis productions, and himself performing in some dance works that toured the USA. In the past few years, Neil has been working with a number of Israel-based artists as a performer and also as a loosely defined dramaturg/third eye/assistant/critical voice/teacher. Neil collaborated with DRDG on Dream Team (2017).

 

GILAD JERUSALMY

Born in 1989 - Tel Aviv, Israel. An independent dancer and creator for stage and media.
Gilad studied at: “SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance,” Austria (2014-2015); “Maslool – Professional Dance Program” Tel Aviv-Jaffa (2012-2014); “Hakvutza” (“The Group”) – School for Movement and Dance for Adults, Tel Aviv-Jaffa (2011-2012); “Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts” Giv’atayim - theater major (2003-2007).
He has worked as a dancer and performing artist with a number of directors and choreographers in Israel and internationally including: Dana Ruttenberg, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Elad Schechter, Ronit Ziv, Lloyd Marengo, Oded Ronen, Sharona Florsheim and others.
His first work for the stage – “EARTH (female)” – a duet for two male dancers, premiered at “HaZira 2017” Jerusalem – a performance art arena providing an alternative platform for new and innovative work.
Gilad teaches contemporary dance and repertory workshops at different schools. He is also the Dance Studies and Social Activity Coordinator at “HaKvutza” (“The Group”) – School for Movement and Dance for Adults, Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Gilad joined DRDG in 2017 and was a creative performer in "Dream Team" and performs in "Naba 2.0".

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gil kerer

An independent dancer, performer and choreographer based in Tel Aviv. Professional work includes dancing in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company, and with numerous Israeli independent choreographers, such as Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor, Maya Briner, Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group and Rachel Erdos, among many others. As an emerging choreographer, Gil has created the solo piece 'dive' together with Anat Cederbaum, which won the first prize in the choreography competition in the Machol Shalem Festival 2011 in Jerusalem and 3rd prize in ILDANCE choreography in Gothenburg in Sweeden. In 2012 created the piece 'Silent Parts', for 4 dancers, as an invitation from Machol Shalem Festival 2012. June 2014 saw the premiere of ‘Between Us’ - a duet for dancer Ayala Frenkel and himself, which performed as part of Dance Arena Festival in Jerusalem,and was invited to perform in Singapore, Spain, The Canary’s Islands, Italy, Russia and Denmark. Gil also teaches across a wide variety of dance platforms, focusing on contactimprovisation, contemporary dance classes, repertoire and movement research. Joined DRDG in 2013.

 

Andrea Costanzo Martini

born and raised in Italy where he made his first steps into the dance world. He finishes his classical ballet education in 2004 in Munich. Between 2006 and 2014 he worked in Aalto theater Essen, Batsheva Dance Company, Cullberg Ballet and Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Co.
parallel to his solo career as dancer, Andrea choreographs (What Happened in Torino, Tropical, For Men Only, Trop etc.) and teaches Gaga. Joined DRDG in 2014.
 

INBAR NEMIROVSKY

Born Israel, 1978. Started dancing in Haya Tour dance school and graduated at the age 18 after which she began dancing with the young Kibbutz Company where she worked with Rami Beer and Inbal Pinto. Former member of Batsheva Dance Company, where she worked with Ohad Naharin, Paul Norton, Matz Ek, and Sharon Eyal. Since 2005 has worked in independent projects with Yasmeen Godder, Ronit Ziv, Renana Raz, Barak Marshall, Niv Sheinfeld, Noa Shadur, Hillel Kogan and Dana Ruttenberg.

 

IDAN PORGES

Idan was born in Haifa in 1983, and he graduated from the high school theater department of WIZO in 2001. After completing three years of military service in 2004, he studied physical theatre in Tel Aviv, graduating from Teatron Haguf School & Stage for Physical Theatre in 2005. From 2005-2007, he was a dancer in the Batsheva Ensemble, and from 2007-2008, he danced in the international cast of Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot as part of a project of the Riksteatern. Since 2007, Idan has been a therapist in the Ilan Lev method, and since 2008, he has freelanced as a dancer in projects with Dana Ruttenberg, Ronen and Tami Yitzhaki, Osnat Kelner, Klipa Theater and Cameri Theater as well as in the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s production of Barak Marshall’s Rooster. Idan teaches Gaga and is a practitioner of the Ilan Lev Method.

 

URI SHAFIR

Graduate of Alon High School, Theater Department, and the Gaaton Dance School. Performed in different plays in Habima National Theater and Beit Lessin Theater. Danced in the Swedish Kamuyot Project of Batsheva Dance Company and with the Batsheva Dance Ensemble (2008-2010) in pieces by Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. Teaches Gaga and Batsheva Repertory. Created and performed "Something Super", "Holy Matters", "Hakoloklum" and "Somewhere in The Now". currently is a freelance dancer, and has worked with choreographers Yasmeen Godder, Dafi Altabeb, Maya Levy, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor. Worked with DRDG in 2008 on "Please Do Not Feed The Dancers" and rejoined the group in 2010.

 

REUT SHATZ

Dancer. Graduate of Gaaton Dance School. Apprenticed with Inbal Pinto Dance Company and worked with several choreographers, among them: Uri Ivgi ("Sugar Cubes"), Nadar Rossano ("Baby"), Ariel Cohen ("Venus De Meatloaf") and Aviv Evgey ("Dimona", Euphoria – Working Title"). Reut is certified Massage Therapists combining Shiatsu and Twina techniques and is a student of Physical Therapy at the Tel Aviv University. Danced with DRDG between 2010-2012.

 

David SOFER

Musician and conductor. Graduated from Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts. Studied piano with Anna Dotrot and Rina Veldman. Studied Harmony with Raffi Kadishzon. Produced, arranged and recorded music for the HOP! Kids TV channel. Produced several CDs with Idudi. Designed the soundtracks for Park part I and NABA and composed and performed in Kontrapunkt with Dana Ruttenberg. Managed, Produced and performed with Inbar Music Ltd. Teaches at various music departments across Israel and conducts the Inter-Generational Orchestra. 

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INBAL YAACOBY

born in 1978. Graduate of the Bat Dor Dance conservatory and Thelma Yelin High School for the Performing Arts. Former member of the Batsehva Dance Company, where she worked with Matz Ek, William Foresythe, Angelin Perljocaj, Paul Norton and Ohad Naharin. Created four works as part of the “Bathseva Dancers Create” series. Performed with Sharon Zuckerman and director Ulrich Rasche (Berlin), and in Yasmin Godder’s “Strawberry Cream and Gun Powder”.

Rehearsal Director for various choreographers, among them Yasmeen Godder, Hillel Kogan and Dana Ruttenberg. Founding member of The Israeli Dancers’ Union and Maakaf - an online journal for dance, visual theater and performance art.

Inbal graduated from Law School in 2010 and is an attorney specializing in Criminology.  Artistically Co-directed IntimaDance Festival at Tmuna Theater. 

 

OFIR YUDILEVITCH

Born in Haifa (1983). For more then ten years involved in acrobatics and Capoeira. Since 2007 focused on contemporary dance. Studied for two years in the training workshop for dancers in Haifa. Since has worked with Yasmeen Godder, Arkadi Zaides, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Iris Erez, Renana Raz, Efrat Rubin and Osi Wald, Moran Zilberberg, Dede Dance Company, Netta Yerushalmy, performing in Israel and abroad. Created and performs "Gravitas". Joined DRDG in 2010.

 

SHARON ZUCKERMAN-WEISER

Sharon was born in Israel in 1977. Graduate of Thelma Yelin High School. Worked with Vertigo dance company (1995) before moving to Belgium  for a period of 6 years. From 1996 till 1999 studied in P.A.R.T.S. (performing arts and research training studios) in Brussels. 2000-2003 created ‘Happy Zode’, ‘Fixing Dust’, ‘Pride Crispies’, and participated in works of Robert Wilson, Jan Decorte, Charlotte Vanden Eynde among other choreographers. Collaborated with the theater director Ulrich Rasche in creating ‘East 47th street, 231’ - a piece inspired by Andy Warhol’s life  for the American season in Berlin (2004). Since 2004 works and creates in Israel. Founding member of Solelot - home to Creative Residencies. A teacher of ‘Release’ technique. Danced with Yasmeen Godder (Sudden Birds), Ronit Ziv (Punch Line), acted in films (‘Melanoma My Love’, ’Sweet Mud’). Created ‘Solonelly’ – a solo piece for Intimadance Festival in Tmuna theater, ‘Refusall’ for Muza Dance Company, ‘Domestic Animal’ - a full length solo evening in Tmuna theater in Tel Aviv. Mother to Malka Mona and Atara Aria.

 

NOA SHILOH

Noa Shiloh was born in 1984 in Israel, she is a professional dancer and an independent choreographer. Between 2003-2005 she graduated from the Professional Dancers Workshop in Haifa. Since 2006, Noa performs internationally with various choreographers such as: Noa Dar, Idan Cohen, Irad Mazliah, Sahar Azimi, Michael Miller, Uri Ivgi, Michal Mualem and Giannalberto de Filippis, Efrat Rubin, Shani Tamari and Dana Ruttenberg.
Noa led workshops in Europe, the USA and India, she received the prize for the category of best dance performer for 2015, given by the Artists Union of Israel.During 2013-2014 Noa was invited by the Schusterman foundation to teach and create at a number of universities in the United States. In 2014, she created the solo, Quiet Bites. The solo's premiere performance was at The National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Italy. That same year, she created a duet Passing Through in which she performed with her mother. Its premier performance was at the Suzanne Dellal Dance Center, Tel Aviv. In 2015, she created the trio, Sunny Side Down within the framework of New Dance Festival for the Interdisciplinary Theater in Jerusalem. Since 2017, Shiloh is the artistic director of Carmela Dance Group within the framework of Hasadna Haifa. In 2017, Noa Won first prize, Named after Gertrude Kraus, for her solo work Homecoming on behalf of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In December, Noa was invited to create a solo piece Bone as part of the event Present Continuous: Contemporary Dance in the Israel Museum’s Archaeology Department