Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol @ CCA

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An image from Sharon Lockhart's film - Ruti Sela in one of Noa Eshkol's dances

Dance, spin, walk or run over to the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) to experience the Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol  exhibition which will be closing on February 25, 2012.

Noa Eshkol, co-creator with Prof. Abraham Wachman of the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation, is a fascinating figure in the history of dance. The movement notation system is not only a way of documenting and transmitting information about movement, but a way of thinking about movement that can open new directions of understanding and experiencing movement and the body. Eshkol’s dances and teachings are kept alive by dancers, who worked with her for many years, the most veteran are Racheli Nul-Kahana and Ruti Sela. Sharon Lockhart, an artist based in Los Angeles who creates research-based projects, often in collaboration with communities, worked with this community of dancers to create an exhibition that encompasses photography, video and archival materials on display at the Center for Contemporary Art and the Israel Museum.

The CCA exhibit is an experience not to be missed, with a variety of events and activities that reveal different aspects of Noa Eshkol’s work and its influences. A complete schedule in Hebrew can be found on the CCA site.

NOT TO BE MISSED: Open classes in Noa Eshkol’s method (for viewing or participating) led by Racheli Nul-Kahana, the leader of the Chamber Dance Group. February 14th and 21st from 14:00 – 16:00.

NOT TO BE MISSED: Open rehearsal and short performance with the Chamber Dance Group, showing a short selection from Noa Eshkol’s dances. February 16th from 17:00 – 19:00.

Children’s workshop on Saturday, February 18th from 11:00 – 12:00 (ages 5 – 7); 12:30 – 13:30 (ages 7 – 10).

A closing event will take place on Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 17:00 – 19:30. The Chamber Dance Group will host friends for a joint performance followed by a discussion with the audience.

The Chamber Dance Group was hosted by the Batsheva Dance Company, and performed in the Varda Studio at Suzanne Dellal. Read more about the performance here.

Visit the Center for Contemporary Art, 5 Kalisher Street, Tel Aviv. Tel: 03-5106111. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 14:00 – 19:00; Friday, Saturday 10:00 – 14:00. Keep up to date on the CCA website, and facebook page. For additional information, write to: info@cca.org.il