Tamara Mielnik's Jerusalem Dance Theater offers "Dancing to Jerusalem," three new works by three immigrant choreographers.
By HELEN KAYE
Tamara Mielnik's Jerusalem Dance Theater offers "Dancing to Jerusalem," three new works by three immigrant choreographers that premiere December 27 at the Jerusalem Theater.
They are Point of View by Vitaly Novitsky, Adam and Eve by Ya'akov Livschitz and No. 6 by Gyula Csakvari. The first two are neo-classical ballet, the last is contemporary dance; all explore aspects of Jerusalem.
Born in the Ukraine, Novitsky has danced both with the Israel Ballet and Bat Dor. Russian-born Livschitz was Boris Eifman's teacher and has worked both here and in his native land, winning prizes along the way. Csakvari, formerly a dancer, immigrated from his native Budapest five years ago.
Mielnik, herself a dancer and choreographer, created the 10-member company in 1985 and its repertoire ranges from classical and neo-classical ballet to contemporary works. Immigrants have always found a welcoming home in JDT and its newest member, Pyotr Halperin, has been in Israel only six months. JDT also runs a dance school with special emphasis on finding and supporting talented youngsters from financially disadvantaged families.
Dancing to Jerusalem will also be shown at Tel Aviv's Suzanne Dellal on January 4.
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