Dafi Eltabeb's ‘Nevertheless’ 370.
(photo credit: Tami Weiss)
Every autumn, the Israeli dance community fills with anticipation for the annual
Curtain Up Festival. Now in its twenty-third year, the festival offers a
platform to local independent choreographers, sponsored by the Ministry of
Culture and Sport.
This year’s program includes four evenings consisting of 11
premiers by choreographers both emerging and mid-career. The two artistic
directors of this year’s festival, Yoram Karmi and Ronit Ziv, each spent the
past several months in the studio with their chosen choreographers, assisting
them in the creative process.
Now, they have each assembled the new dance pieces
into two evenings, which will no doubt be the point of many conversations among
dance lovers in the coming weeks.
The Curtain Up Festival will take place
from November 14-29 with performances at the Suzanne Dellal Center and the
Jerusalem Theater. For more information, visit www.suzannedellal.org.il