Suzanne Dellal Centre, together with the community of independent dancers in Israel, is launching a series of subsidized morning classes, which will be held four times a week at the Suzanne Dellal Centre.
The classes are intended for professional dancers who work and are active in the field, and graduates of professional dance training programs.
Following the pandemic and the need to give space and support to the dancers in Israel, an initiative was established by the community of independent dancers in Israel, which received funding from the Lottery Council for Culture and the Arts and the Suzanne Dellal Centre. The initiative places emphasis on providing real conditions for dancers in the country, and promoting the values of reciprocity and joint growth. The initiative arose out of the need to gather, and create platforms that enable development, physical and mental spaces for action and building a supportive and fulfilling community.
In collaboration with the Susan Dellal Centre and with the support of the Lottery Council for Culture and the Arts, subsidized morning classes has been established to provide a daily training and to create a place where dancers can continue their professional development while maintaining their shape.
Active independent dancers in the field (at least two professional projects on professional stages).
Graduates of dance companies and young companies.
Graduates of professional dance training programs.
Classes are made possible thanks to the support of the Lottery Board for Culture and the Arts.
To register for classes – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The program was initiated by Tamar Sonn and Nitsan Margaliot
Tamar Sonn is a dance artist, working between in Israel and Berlin.
She was born in 1991 in Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated from The Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance High School. In 2007 she received an excellence scholarship from The American Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharet Foundation. she served in the Israel Defense Force and was recognized as an outstanding dancer by IDF In 2010, took part at “The Project”-contemporary repertoire Dance Company of the Israel Opera and Suzanne Dellal Center, where she performed pieces by Emanuel Gat, Jacopo Godani, William Forsythe and Idan Sharabi. She is working as a freelancer dancer with chorographers such as Sharon Vazanna, Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof ,Odelya Kuperberg, Idan Cohen and Yoni Soutchy.
Since 2019 Tamar is collaborating regulrly with the choreographer Kat Válastur (Berlin) in the creations ‘Arcana Swarm’, ‘Stellar Fauna’ and ‘Diana, Even’ and as a choreographer assistant in ‘Eye,Lash!’.
Nitsan Margaliot is an Israeli Berlin-based choreographer, dancer and curator entangled with queer archives, fabulation, and impossible encounters.
He danced in the Batsheva Ensemble and Vertigo Dance Company. He has worked with choreographers such as Laurent Chétouane, Maud Le Pladec, Kat Válastur, Aoife McAtamney, Moritz Majce, and Anne Collod. Currently, he is collaborating with Benjamin Bertrand and Milla Koistinen.
Nitsan holds an MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he evolved his research around subjective relation to time through writings and installations. He was a fellowship recipient with the support of the University of the Arts President’s Fund for Excellence, BGU/ Philadelphia Academic Bridge Fund, Szloma-Albam-Stiftung, and the Norbert Janssen Stiftung.
His work has been presented in festivals and venues in Germany, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, and the U.S. Together they initiated The Platform for the independent dancers’ community in Israel which operates Pro Mornings among further activities and initiatives.