Hot Dance promises a hot summer

Now in its 15th year, the festival takes over the Suzanne Dellal Center each summer with a smattering of dance performances.

June 24, 2012 20:45
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GUANGDONG’S ‘Between Body and Soul.’

GUANGDONG’S ‘Between Body and Soul.’ 370. (photo credit: Li Jianyang)


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In just a few short days, the annual Hot Dance Festival will kick off at the Suzanne Dellal Center. Now in its 15th year, the festival takes over the southern Tel Aviv compound each summer with a smattering of dance performances.

The festival will span July and August with over 50 shows.

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This year, alongside the established dance companies such as the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Kamea Dance Company and the Yasmeen Godder and Fresco Dance Group, a number of budding troupes will be presented for the first time. Yair Werdyger’s Magic of Ireland will enjoy its premier engagement in Tel Aviv’s most treasured dance center.

Noa Dar Dance Group and Orna Porat Theater will return to the festival with productions sure to delight the entire family. From the flamenco community, The Israeli Flamenco Company Compas will two children’s shows as well as a new evening production.

In addition, many independent choreographers will take part in this year’s program.

Niv Shenfeld and Oren Laor will show Ship of Fools, Rachel Erdos and Ido Tadmor’s And Mr. will return to the stage and Odelya Kuperberg will premier a new evening-length production for five dancers.

International guests include the Guangdong Modern Dance Company with Between Body and Soul and British choreographer Nigel Charnock’s premier of Haunted by the Future.

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