Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance’


We’re Dancing at Suzanne Dellal

May 28, 2012



In true Israeli fashion, I’m not sure what the full program is just yet, and how much of it I’m in, but the details will fall into place before the curtain goes up at least. I kid, I kid. I do know that the Jerusalem Academy Dance Ensemble is performing, along with some of the best student works from the Gertrud Kraus choreography competition. But please, if you’re in the Tel Aviv area, check out what the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance is up to. We’re performing at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Israel’s main stage! June 12 at 21:00.



Gertrud Kraus Choreography Competition

May 1, 2012

I’m looking forward to presenting my choreography at the Gertrud Kraus Choreography Competition at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance next week!


Gertrud Kraus Marketing


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Jerusalem Sounds and Art Jerusalem

April 10, 2012


Did you know that my program, Dance Jerusalem, is just one of three fine arts programs offered by the Rothberg International School at Hebrew University?

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February 13, 2012

Please enjoy this video of “Tumbalalaika” from Barak Marshall’s Rooster.

We started learning it this week in Ensemble!

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It’s the end of Fall semester.

February 1, 2012

Last night’s performance of the Academy Ensemble’s projects was great. I’m eager to see where our work will go in the coming months. I know it’s late, but here’s some rehearsal footage I found on the Academy website.



This performance and this week marks the end of the Fall semester, finally! I look forward to the following this month:

  • doing some local tourism and perhaps some hiking
  • attending a Gaga/ Batsheva repertory workshop at the Academy
  • continuing Ensemble rehearsals
  • rehearsing my own choreography
  • beginning Hebrew classes
  • running…


I hope I can keep this break relaxed, yet productive!



I have a performance tomorrow.

January 30, 2012


Come one, come all. If you can.

Israel. Jerusalem. Givat Ram. Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
New Studio. Same program, two showings. 19:30 and 21:00. Free admission.

I hope to see you there!


Choreography: Smadar Goshen
Original Music: Yehu Yaron
Dancers: Academy Ensemble dancers
The work was premiered at the G’vanim (Shades of Dance) Festival 2011, the Suzanne Dellal Center (Tel Aviv).

“Shaketkam” from Atuf (Wrapped)
Choreography: Inbal Pinto
Dancers: Academy Ensemble dancers

A section from Light Years
Choreography: Jacopo Godani
Music: 48nord
Direction: Oryan Yohanan
Dancers: Academy Ensemble Dancers

“Caravan” from Rooster
Choreography Barak Marshall
Music: Caravan – Berigian & His Orchestra
Dancers: Dance Department 2nd year students

Composition: Humi Einbinder
Dancers: Movement Department Dancers

The Nut Lake (Ball)
Composition:  Roni Heller
Dancers: Movement Department Dancers


To blog or not to blog.

January 3, 2012

If I had not mentioned in an earlier post, I am a part of the Jerusalem Academy Dance Ensemble. As a part of this ensemble, we’re learning repertory from several different choreographers. We perform the repertory at some capacity in the months to come. So far, we’ve been learning the works of Jacopo Godani, Smadar Goshen, and Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak.

Biography of Jacopo Godani, c/o the Israel Opera

Website of Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak


How should I blog about dance?

I have debated with myself about how much is the right amount to write about our work in the Ensemble. This is why I haven’t written about it until now. I’ve decided against showing video, of either us or professional companies performing the works. I suppose some photos could be alright, if media is even necessary. (It sure does make reading this more engaging, doesn’t it?) I don’t wish to reveal too much, even in words, before we’ve even gotten deeper into the choreography. I want to tell you all what’s going on, but don’t want to offer spoilers. I hate spoilers.


Do you understand the struggle here?
Does anyone have suggestions? I’m open.