Vardimon heading home for retrospective

If your electric dance theater creations garnered rave reviews from the New York Times, then you can come home again big-time.

January 30, 2010 21:58
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Electric. JVC's 'Yesterday.

dance theater 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

If you're choreographer Jasmin Vardimon, and your electric dance theater creations prompted the New York Times to exclaim that you "seems poised to be the next big popular British export," then you can come home again big-time.

Her Jasmin Vardimon Company (JVC) will present Yesterday, in honor of the company¹s 10th anniversary. It's a retrospective, wrapping duets, solos and ensemble work from the JVC repertoire, such as Justitia and Park Lullaby, and incorporating new choreography, as well as the live video, animation and other advanced technologies intrinsic to her work.

Critics in the UK and internationally tend to offer raves of Vardimon's work. Her dance signature encompasses athleticism, energy and precision as well as an amazing lyricism and humor.

Born and raised on a kibbutz, Vardimon danced with the Kibbutz Dance Company until 1995, when she won the London Calling competition sponsored by Suzanne Dellal and the British Council. Settling in London in 1997, she created Zbang, the company that later became JVC. She attracted immediate attention with her first work, Therapist, resulting in her appointment as in-house choreographer to The Place. Currently she is an Associate Artist with Sadlers Wells. Prizes have included the Jerwood (2000), from Merce Cunningham and from the Jerwood Foundation, and the Changing Stages Award in 2004.

Yesterday will play at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center March 2-4, at the Haifa Auditorium on March 6 and at the Jerusalem Theater on the following evening.

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