Written by: Ayelet Dekel
Summerdance 2012 will take place at Suzanne Dellal from July 2 – August 30, with an abundance of dance in diverse styles, and an alternative dance festival “Mahol Aher” presenting experimental works. Looks like it’s going to be an amazing season!
Summer premieres include:
Cerberus – choreographed by Yoram Karmi for his dance company Fresco. A world premiere, the work explores the passage from this world to the next, with the mythological three-headed dog Cerberus guarding the gates to the Underworld.
Black Fairytale – Israeli premiere of a work choreographed by Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, a surreal tale for 6 performers on the way to find and define Utopia.
Kamea Dance Company will perform a new work for children about the enchanting world of toys – “Olam HaTza’azuim Shel Daniel,” choreographed by Or Abohav.
Kolben Dance Company will present “Ochlim: Sipur Ahava” – a multi-disciplinary work on the subject of food, taking place around a table that changes its shape with every course.
Talia Paz in collaboration with Nigel Charnock will present an evening exploring love vs. sex and life vs. art. Talia Paz and Michael Winter will perform in “Haunted by the Future,” a duet choreographed by Nigel Charnock. The evening will include a duet by Ofra Idel and a new dance piece choreographed by Nadar Rosseno “off-line.”
Flamenco lovers can look forward to three new works: “Illusions,” choreographed by Carmel Natan-Shelly; Yael Tal’s “Takadimi-Takon” an encounter between Spanish and Indian dance; and Remangar Dance Company will present “Tiempo de Maripoza.”
Rena Shenfeld will celebrate 50 years of creativity with “Bach,” choreographed by Rena Shenfeld and performed by her dance company, with pianist Gil Shohat joining the dancers onstage to play Bach.
Summer is also a wonderful time to re-visit favorites and catch up on performances missed during the year. The full schedule is available online.