Israeli Dance, From Afar

Choreographer Dana Katz crafting a career a long way from her homeland.

01/20/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

“‘Israeli Dance?’ What does that even mean?” wonders Israeli choreographer and dancer Dana Katz. “I’ve been hearing more and more people use that term, but I’m still not sure what it entails.”

Dana Katz leads her Danaka-Dance troupe.

Choreographing To A Sephardic Beat

04/30/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Getting information out of the much-touted contemporary ballet choreographer Alonzo King, based in San Francisco, is a bit like prying teeth. He likes to keep things abstract, speak about universal truths, and give primacy to the viewer’s perspective. 

Victor Mateos Arellano in Alonzo King’s “Resin,” set to Sephardic music. RJ Muna

Finally Ready To Tackle Bach

Israeli-born choreographer Emanuel Gat takes on ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ in a new, evening-length work.

02/27/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat has a theory about artistic creativity. Basically, there are two types of artists: one has a fairly clear vision of the work he wants to create before he begins, while the other has no idea at all. Instead, this latter type only uncovers something that already existed; he is merely a midwife, or as Gat puts it, a sort of scientist discovering hidden laws of nature that have existed all along.

Emanuel Gat, 42, below, said Bach’s music has been on his mind for two decades. Osnat Karsenanski
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