The centerpiece of Tel Aviv Dance 2013 at the Suzanne Dallal Dance Center (SD) features three works by four young choreographers in an SD production, this year in collaboration with Studio 6B. These are Kadam by the awesomely gifted Tzvika Iskias and Shiri Capuano Quantz, Mushroom Z, by Nadav Zelner, a young man with a wicked glint in his eye and a dance-theater piece by Idan Porges, At the End She Dies. All four are SD project alumni.

The rest of the month-long program opening May 1 features dance from India, China, the Netherlands, Italy/Germany, France, and The Dance Theater of Harlem from the US that will perform at the Tel Aviv Opera House.

The rest of the performances are at the SD complex.

Local dance includes Ohad Naharin’s new Sadeh21 from Batsheva Dance, the premieres of Mozart 10, Polly and the Crackers, N&M from, respectively, Kamea, Osnal Kelner and the Ronnie Heller Dance Theater, the beloved Pinto/Pollak Oyster, as well as their newer Gold Fish among all the rest.

Opened in 1989 under the guidance of Yair Vardi, the contribution of the Suzanne Dallal Dance Center through its various programs to the promotion and nurture of local dance is truly inestimable. Over the years Vardi’s dance events, such as Shades of Dance or Curtain Up, have launched upon the local and international scene choreographers and dancers such as Liat Dror and Nir Ben-Gal, Ido Tadmor, Barak Marshall, Noa Dar, Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak, and many, many more.

Tel Aviv Dance was inaugurated in 2003.

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