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Tel Aviv Dance Spotlight: March 2016

Picture of Ana Harmon
Updated: 17 March 2016
Tel Aviv’s dance scene is one of the most innovative and influential in the world. Perhaps the political climate drives artists’ unusual approach, or maybe it is the warm weather and healthy Mediterranean fare. Dance in Tel Aviv is raw, sensual, honest, clever, and seductive. Here, The Culture Trip recommends venues and upcoming performances. In the spirit of springtime, switch up your routine and discover the dance scene in Tel Aviv!

Venue: Machsan 2

Located on the Yafo port, this hangar-turned-performance-space is the ‘Off Broadway’ of dance, granting the underground scene a location to show off its latest moves. Tip: try the sangria offered at Machsan 2’s café before or after the show.

8 Nemal, Yafo St, Tel Aviv, Israel

What’s On?

Experience Oded Graf and Yossi Berg’s politically charged Come Jump With Me on March 16th and 17th. On March 19th, check out two shows: The Child by Gil Kerer and In-dependent by Dafi Atabeb, which includes a performance by Belgian musician Nini Moshe.

 

Venue: Suzanne Dellal Center

The Suzanne Dellal Center is a truly special and intimate venue in the historic Neve Tsedek neighborhood. Batsheva and Inbal Pinto Dance Company perform there regularly, and there’s a rotating roster of local and international performances. The Culture Trip highly recommends sitting in the beautiful courtyard with a cup of coffee or ice cream for pre- and post-show people watching.

5 Yehieli St, Tel Aviv, Israel

What’s On?

Duo Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak rework award-winning their 1998 performance Wrapped, a wildly imaginative and humorous production, on March 15th and 16th. Kamea Dance Company premieres Neverland, a fantasy inspired by real events, on March 22nd. Batsheva‘s Young Ensemble performs Decadance, featuring exhilarating excerpts from Ohad Naharin’s repertoire, on March 31st and April 1st and 2nd.

Courtesy of Batsheva's <em>Decadance</em>

Courtesy of Batsheva’s Decadance

 

Venue: Tmuna Theater

Also showcasing music and theater performances, this edgy venue is located just a few blocks from Ayalon highway. Arrive early to the performance and grab a drink at the funky bar.

6 Soncino St, Tel Aviv, Israel

What’s On?

Satirical dance group Justkatzit presents According to Law, by Anat Katz and Erez Maayan, on March 17th. Japanese Dance Company Yamada Un performs Monaka, named after a traditional dessert made with sweet bean creamon March 25th and 26th.

Courtesy of Yamada Un's <em>Monaka</em>

Courtesy of Yamada Un’s Monaka

 

Venue: Kelim Choreographic Center

Just outside of Tel Aviv in Bat Yam, the Kelim Choreographic Center offers cutting-edge performances, choreographic workshops, and intellectual conversations.

2 Yitskhak Nafkha St, Bat Yam, Israel

What’s On?

The March Hare Festival, held from March 16th – 19th, reflects on the performative space and audiences’ observations. In addition to performances by several choreographers, artists and audience members are invited to engage in conversation and reflection in between shows.

kelim

 

By Ana Harmon

Ana Harmon, a Boston native, recently graduated from Tel Aviv University’s Liberal Arts program after working as a professional dancer both in the U.S. and Israel. Follow her Instagram and Twitter.