Ada Rimon[email protected]
Independent animator and illustrator. Graduated from Bezalel Department of Screen Based Arts. Lives and works in Haifa. Together with Ofeq Shemer, she creates short films that combine material and digital techniques. The films have been featured at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.
Alex Kremer[email protected]
Painter, graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem; since 1992 his works have been exhibited in one-man and group shows in Israel and abroad, and are held in collections of the Israel Museum and the Tel Aviv Museums; among others won the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports Young Artist Award for 2001, and the Benno Gitte Award by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2008.
Amit Drori[email protected]
Artistic and General Director of Hazira. A Theatre director and space designer, he is a graduate of the School of Visual Theater (2001) and has been teaching at the school since 2006. He is a member of the artistic committee of Bat-yam Festival of Street Art and Theater (2015-2017). He is one of the founders of the artists compound Fest’ Factory and the Pandora Collective. In his work, Drori creates live, intensive and poetic performances, based on human performers that act side by side with robotic objects. These are built by Drori and his team through detailed, unique manual work. In his work, Drori creates landscapes of artificial nature, which give rise to mythical tensions between human consciousness, technology, and nature. His work moves within the boundaries of theater, performance, and installation. His creative work has won recognition both in Israel and around the world and his works have been shown in more than 20 countries. These include a presentation of his work at the Barbican center in London, the Nord-Zone Performance Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands, and the Taipei Art Festival, Taiwan. His works are based on extended developmental processes and cooperative international productions. He is the winner of the Rosenblum Prize, 2010.
Amit Mann[email protected]
Asaf Elkalai[email protected]
- Materials and Spaces
Atalya Nevo Israeli
Atalya Nevo Israeli[email protected]
Atalia is a performance artist, sociologist and social activist for queer and transgender liberation, animal rights, and against the occupation. She trained in Natalie Igor Dobkin’s and Clipa Theatre’s performance and theatre workshops, and holds a master’s degree in critical sociology from Ben Gurion University, where she teaches in the Gender Studies Program. Her works and studies focus on transgenderism, queer sexuality, femininity, objectification, and temporality. She is co-director of the Hairy Legs PornQueer Festival and a member of Qaveret – A Queer Films Collective. She is currently working on a new performance.
- Performance: History and Theory
Carmel Bar[email protected]
Born in Tel Aviv -1986
Artist, performer and chef.
Graduate of SVT, MASPA- Gaaton Kibbutz and Scuola CONIA- Cesena (Italy).
Teaching sculpting tools and techniques at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem.
Carmel creates events on the border between performance, fine art and culinary
pleasure. Redefining the "Event" as another form of art, stimulating all the senses.
Since 2014 she has been working with chef and designer Michal Evyatar Together
they opened Studio M.E.L.A., where they create multisensory events and
Bar's projects were presented in Tokyo (Japan), Cesena and Santarcangelo (Italy),
Prague (Czechia), London ((GB), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv.
Dr. Dafna ben-shaul
Dr. Dafna ben-shaul[email protected]
A senior lecturer at the Tel Aviv University Department of Theatre Arts, where she heads the Actor-Creator-Researcher Study Track, and teaches at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. Her research addresses aesthetics and the ideology of performances, the reflexive performance, the void as a performative phenomenon in theatre and performance groups as well as contemporary Israeli theatre. She heads the "Practical\Theoretical Research Laboratory" Program together with Prof. Freddie Rokem, Prof. Nurit Yaari and Prof. Ruth Kanner, funded by the Humanities Fund for an innovative humanities teaching project.
- Orbits: On Place & Journey
Dr. Idit Suslik
Dr. Idit Suslik[email protected]
Dance lecturer at Kibbutzim College and SVT. Her dissertation, written for the Interdisciplinary Arts Program of Tel Aviv University, explores present-day flamenco in contemporary artistic and cultural contexts. Her teaching and research interests focus on the aesthetics of body and dance, alongside analysis of the stage performance language in a cultural perspective and in relation to the different arts. Publishes regularly in Israeli and international journals, and lectures at dance training institutions such as Kol Atzmotai Tomarna and The Group, at teachers’ further training dance and theatre programs for the Ministry of Education, and for the general public. Former dance and theatre critic for Achbar Ha’ir, and currently writes on the independent platform that she founded, Contemporary Eye. Has served as a teacher, flamenco dancer, and co-creator and performer of the flamenco show Three Perspectives (2011). She also created the movement and choreography for the play Faith Love Hope (2014) directed by Ricki Hayut for Tmuna Theatre. Member of various dance repertoire committees, and since 2019 also serves as a member of the Israeli Society for Dance Research steering committee.
Eitan Buganim[email protected]
Eitan Buganim, Born 1974, Dimona, Israel. Live and work in Tel Aviv. Artist, lecturer and writer.Studies for MFA, Film and Video Department, Columbia College Chicago, Illinois, and graduated with excellence at the Fine Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
- Short Film
Eyal Weiser[email protected]
Born in Israel, 1975, Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Graduate MA and BA programs for theater writing and directing (Department of Theater Arts/Tel Aviv University), Graduate "Beit-Zvi" School of the preforming arts, Graduate directing course (Room Theater) and the Performance Art Workshop (Performance Art Platform/Tel Aviv). Playwright and director of "How's the Beast?" (Israel Festival 2015), "Merchav" (Hezi Cohen Gallery, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, New York), "Nystagmus" (Münchner Volkstheater), "This is the Land – The Zionist Creation Rejects' Salon" (Winner of Israeli 2013 Fringe Theater Awards: Best stage language, The Master Class Award - Radikal Jung Festival 2014), "Mein Jerusalem" (Winner of Israeli 2012 Fringe Theater Awards: Best Show and Best Director, The Critics' Choice Award - Radikal Jung Festival 2013), "Hokey-Pokey", "Ayeka?" and "Vetu Lo" (Best Fringe performance 2005 - Ha'aretz Newspaper), Playwright of "Shufra" (Best Fringe performance 2007 - Time Out magazine). His productions performed at the Volksbühne Theater (Berlin), THOC (Cyprus National Theater), Vienna Volkstheater (Austria), Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum - Power Station of Art (China), Centrum Kultury Lublin (Six Verbs Movement as a part of Konfrontacja Teatralne Festival, Poland) IATI Theater (New York), Media Bureau (Philadelphia), ROXY Theater (Culturescapes Festival, Basel, Switzerland), Tristan-Bates Theater (London), Tmuna Theater, Beit Lessin Theater, ZOA Theater (Tel-Aviv), Arab-Hebrew Theatre, Mandel Culture Center (Jaffa), Haifa Theater, Giv'atayim Theater, Acre Theater Center, The Lab, Beit Mazia (Jerusalem), The Shlomi Center for Alternative Theater, Arad Contemporary Art Center and the Israeli Center for Digital Art (Holon).
Recipient of the Rosenblum Prize for Performance Art - 2012, Recipient of the America Israel Culture Foundation writing scholarship and the David Mercer and Josef Levi acting scholarship, worked as lector for Habima Theater and as a culture journalist in several newspapers and magazines.
Gai Shref[email protected]
Musician, graduate of the School of Visual Theatre, plays in various ensembles, arranges and writes music for theatre, film and video. Collects musical instruments originating everywhere, and plays them untraditionally. Has created and directed several stage works, among them 'Schmetterling' that was based on musical instruments of his own invention, and won an award at the Acre Festival of Alternative Theatre, 2005.
- The Visual Orchestra
Guy Gutman[email protected]
Artist and Director. Director of Miklat 209. During 2009-2017, he was the Head of the School of Visual Theater. Founder and curator of the school’s International Performance Conference. An editor in of the journal Maakaf. Studied at the École des Beaux Arts in France and the Central Saint Martins College in London. Taught at the Central Saint Martins College and served as head of the program of Space Design at Shenkar College.
- Towards the Finale
Haim Abramsky[email protected]
Acting teacher and coach. Studied at Lee Strasberg’s acting school in New York, and trained in diverse acting techniques that involve the body, voice, text, and space, including Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints and Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theatre. Holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema from the New School University, New York, and a master’s degree in theatre (with special honors) from Tel Aviv University. Teaches acting and stage presence at SVT, the Hebrew University, Move Studio, Beit Zvi, Shenkar, the Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and leads private group actor training workshops as well as one on one sessions. Has served on several committees, among them: IsraDrama & International Exposure of Israeli Theatre, the Fringe Section of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Golden Hedgehog Jury, Sal Tarbut, and Culture for the Periphery.
Lior Pinski[email protected]
Lior Pinsky, musician and sound artist. Graduated from the Department of New Music in Musrara School of Arts and the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University. Builds circuit-based and hacking electronic musical instruments and writes and plays experimental electronic music. Pulsim, his latest album, was released on the Berlin label Full Body Massage Records. Sculpting in wood, metal and electronics. His sound installations consist the use of kinetic elements alongside physical and digital programming and combine analog synthesis, sound hacking and acoustics. His works have been exhibited at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and abroad. In recent years, he has researched, produced, and curated a number of series exploring the connections between experimental music, stage, and visual art.
May Zarhy[email protected]
Choreographer & performer. Graduate of the Rotterdam Dance Academy Codarts and the post-graduate program for choreography "ex.e.r.ce 2007", directed by Xavier Le Roy and Mathilde Monnier. In 2005 she assisted choreographer William Forsythe. A founding member of the choreographic collective mamaza, with whom she created and performed extensively. May works within a wide definition of the medium of choreography; her work ranges from stage pieces, site-specific work and urban interventions. Fascinated with the space between the media of dance and music, between the materiality of movement and that of sound, she created works such as: the VOICES together with vocal artist Michal Oppenheim (Diver Festival 2017), the urban sound tour Kol Yom in Levinski neighbourhood with musician Elad Bardes (Loving Art 2018), YES with Michal Oppenheim (Diver Festival, Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2015). Curator of the choreographic cinema series Cinemay since 2017, at the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv. Works as a dramaturg for fellow choreographers, such as: Shira Eviatar, Adi Boutrous, Fabrice Mazliah and others.
- Choreographic Spaces
Maya Attoun[email protected]
Meirav Ben David
Meirav Ben David[email protected]
Singer and interdisciplinary artist. Graduate of vocal studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Specialized in medieval music of France and Italy, Arab music and Ladino singing. Performs the music-theatrical works 'Virga' and 'Membrana', and in the concert 'Amant de mo name" - Jewish music of the Sephardi diaspora, published by the French label "Alpha". Member of creative research group 'Vertigo' in the framework of culture labs, has taken part in creating the performance 'Mamalela'. Currently performing her new work 'Ode to the Box'. Senior instructor of the "Discovering the Voice" method.
- Voice and Choir Class
Menahem Goldenberg[email protected]
Miki Polonski[email protected]
Miki Polonski was born and raised in Bat Yam, Israel. In 2015, he graduated with honours from the Film Department of Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv where he teaches today. He also works as a lecturer at Sapir Academic College and The School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem. He directed six short films that were screened in international film festivals and won numerous awards. His latest short film “Shmama” won the Pardino d’argento award at the 70th Locarno Film Festival in 2017. In 2015 his film “Ten Buildings Away” was selected for the 68th Festival de Cannes’s Cinéfondation competition. His mid-length documentary film “1 Building and 40 People Dancing” won the Best Student Documentary Film award in DocAviv and Best Student Documentary award in the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum competition. His first short film, "Albina 12", was nominated for the Israeli Academy Awards. In recent years several international film festivals did retrospectives of his work.
Miki Polonski is currently working on his debut feature film “Takotsubo” as part of Cinéfondation Residence of Festival de Cannes, 2020. In 2019, he was selected for the Torino Film Lab and in 2018 he participated in the Talent Village of Les Arcs film Festival where he received the BNP Paribas Prize for the best project.
Ofeq Shemer[email protected]
Independent animator and special effects supervisor in the film and television industry. Graduated from Bezalel Department of Screen Based Arts. Lives and works in Haifa. Together with Ada Rimon, he creates short films that combine material and digital techniques, with an emphasis on the interplay of sound and image. The films have been featured at festivals and exhibitions in Israel and around the world.
Omer Sheizaf[email protected]
Sagit Mezamer[email protected]
- Plastic Art-1st year
Tami Lebovits[email protected]
Tami Lebovits, Born 1983. Lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduate of the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem 2007.Graduate of the Choreography Program Kelim, conducted by Anat Danieli (2009-2012). Student in Seminar Hakibutzim College. Winner of the America-Israel award for 2006. Stage works: Alike Me (or- The Maids of Honor) Diver Festival 2013. God is Measuring the World with a Compass Machol Shalem Festival 2012. Lessons in Binding and Government New Dance festival 2011. Sketch for 3 Unknown, New Dance festival 2010. Taninim, IntimaDance Festival 2006. Dancer co-creator in Repetitions of Parts of Me by Anat Danieli,Bat-Yam Museum 2012, Tel Aviv Museum 2013. Performing in Homesick by Iris Erez, Curtain Up festival 2010. From 2007 part of Ensemble 209 under the direction of Tamar Raban. participating in the works Old Wive's Tales (2006) by Tamar Raban and Guy Gutman. Amplifier (2008), Remix : House of Bernarda Alba (2010) by Guy Gutman
Tomer Damsky[email protected]
Tomer Damsky is a sound artist, graduate of the New Music Department in Musrara, external studies
at the School of Visual Theater, and the Department of Art, Film & Theater Studies at the Open
University. She researches philosophies of listening and social dissonance in a context of gender,
performance and existential boredom and wanders the areas between voice, drumming, improvisation,
electronics and amplified metal sculpture. Participated in musical and stage projects such as the
theatrical Doom Metal parody "PARVE", the play "Raful and the Sea" and ceremonial performance
"Ghom! A Gibberish Cantata" by Yonatan Levy, Nir Shauloff and Noam Enbar. Creates, performs and
designs sound for dance pieces such as Yasmeen Godder's "Simple Action", "CLIMAX" and
"Common Emotions". Together with her partners in OOMVABOREG collective builds sound and video
installations, exhibited in Musrara Mix Festival, InDnegev, Tectonics Festival and Medditeranea
Young Artists Biennale in Albania. Member of A/V trio WACKELKONTAKT. Active in the underground
and DIY community, one of the founders of Studio Straus collective and a Teacher in Musrara Art School.
Tzipi weizman[email protected]
MA in art history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduate studies in stage and costume design at the University of Michigan; has been teaching literature and art history for many years, focusing on art schools and academies such as Bezalel and the School of Visual Theatre, closely involved in students’ projects; curated parallel exhibitions in Art Focus II; presently writing on accumulated experience of reading, interpretation and artistic creation, so unique to art school learning processes.
Yonatan Levy[email protected]
Yonatan Levi, a writer, director, artist, journalist and a teacher. lives in Tivon, and one of the funders of Shaked – Voldorf high school in Kiriat Tivon. a funder of Shech Abrek for civil culture. an ex editor of the magazine ‘Man World’. his first plays collection “Malchitavas – Liric Drama and Dramatic Poetry” was publish under “Dahak”, with the support of Hazira. working for a premier at the Luksemburg Opera House.