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One of the most important events on Israel's professional dance calendar came to an end Sunday after four days of performances in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
For the 12th consecutive year, the International Exposure festival showcased the country's best choreographers and companies for an elite foreign audience, with more than 60 dance festival and theater directors from across Europe and North America traveling to Israel for the event.
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Organizers had feared that the summer's war with Hizbullah might prevent potential guests from arriving for International Exposure, and festival planners expressed satisfaction with the final turnout, which also included dance professionals from Japan, Russia, Singapore, Turkey and South America.
Sponsored in part by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport and the city of Tel Aviv, International Exposure is designed, as its name suggests, to promote Israeli dance to overseas professionals in the field. Performers at International Exposure are regularly invited to perform at subsequent dance events abroad by visitors to the Tel Aviv festival, and the event has become an important promotional opportunity for up-and-coming local performers.
Some 37 dance groups and individual performers took the stage during this year's International Exposure, among them the Bat Sheva and Kibbutz Dance Companies, Yossi Berg, Emanuel Gat and Yasmeen Godder.