Sorry I Missed Your Show: Dance in Israel
Sorry I Missed Your Show
EYE ON DANCE: Dance in Israel
Wednesday, December 3 at 6:30 pm
Gibney Dance Choreographic Center
890 Broadway (Fifth Floor)
Celia Ipiotis revisits an Eye on Dance interview with Jeannette Ordman (Co-founder of Bat-Dor Dance Company), describing the riveting path forged by artists to establish contemporary dance in Israel. Produced in 1991, the conversation covers the rise of a dance company in a land of constant upheaval, and Ms. Ordman’s own battle with a life-threatening disease. Ms. Ordman underscores the many obstacles facing dance, like mandatory army service, as well as the company’s audition process, selection of choreographers, Martha Graham’s influence, and dancers’ health issues.
Following the screening, Ipiotis will moderate a panel discussing developments within the Israeli dance community since the 1991 EOD interview, and the upcoming 2015 Israeli Dance festival at the 92nd Street Y.
Panelists: Ze’eva Cohen, Israeli dancer, choreographer and filmmaker; Dana Katz, dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and co-curator of the Out of Israel festival at 92nd Street Y.