Israeli Dance Comes to NYC

March 2, 2013

For those of us who can never get enough of Israeli dance, help is on the way. This week brings the 2nd Contemporary Israeli Dance Week

at La Mama. It’s sure to include a range of the highly expressive, often gut-wrenching genre known as Israeli dance.

From this Thursday through Sunday, March 7 – March 10, the series presents choreography and film by artists and groups that often shuttle between the U.S. and Israel:

• Noa Zuk, a former Batsheva dancer and current gaga teacher who has been in residence at Ohio State University

• Noa Eshkol Chamber Dance Group, which carries on the work of the groundbreaking late Noa Eshkol, performed in connection with the associated exhibit still at The Jewish Museum

• Dana Ruttenberg, a Columbia University graduate who grew up in Israel. See here to see a video of her speaking with clips of her compelling work.


At right: Dana Ruttenberg.
Photo by TK, Courtesy TK.


For the full schedule at LaMama, click here.

Curated by Michal Gamily and Hila Gamily-Kaplan, the Israeli Dance Week is presented by La MaMa and The Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation Center in cooperation with The Jewish Museum.


The Noa Eshkol/Sharon Lockhart exhibit at The Jewish Museum

Above: A work by Dana Ruttenberg