Ginolya Dance Company Observation Suzanne Dellal January 21 Ginolya, Ashdod's brand new contemporary dance company, is a welcome surprise and congratulations are in order. Its artistic direction is still enigmatic due to local politics and bureaucracy, and in order to survive and flourish, a lot of work and perseverance are needed urgently. The good news is that Observation, choreographed by Joseph Tmim, introduced six young and dedicated dancers who gave their best to make the evening successful. Tmim is an experienced choreographer who managed to cover some of the less experienced dancers' weaknesses and brought out their strong points. With further attention, tightening of the ensemble work and cleaning up leftover stylistic traces from other irrelevant disciplines, the act can be lifted. That, and cutting the length, will bring out the company's obvious potential. Tmim managed to create a cohesive work, a complex collage of encounters with a solid and broad dance vocabulary, some strong scenes and a number of interesting duets, which apparently are his forte. Special mentions are due to Asher Gelman for the monologue's theatricality and to Sascha Engel for his overall contribution and his two strong, sepia-colored, video-dance segments. With so many hurdles ahead, I wish the group well, and look forward to its future.