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Dana Ruttenberg

About the Workshop |

In the workshop we will examine movement materials from the repertoire and examine different performance qualities and various "ways of accessing" the materials.


Date and Location |



DCC Studio, 1 Toseret Ha'aretz st., Tel-Aviv

About the Artist |

Dana is a choreographer, teacher and curator in the field of dance. Graduated from the Bat-Dor Dance School and the Thelma Yellin High School of Dance. She holds a BA in Dance from Columbia University and an MA in Dance from the University of Hollins, USA. Between 2000-2003, she co-directed the Red Hill Project, which she founded in New York and presented her works throughout the United States and Canada.

Since her return to Israel in 2003, she has joined the Israeli Choreographers Association and has created a number of works in major dance companies, including the Batsheva Ensemble, the Dance Festival, Intimadance, Curtain Up, Dance Theater, Mila's Voice, Point of Contact and International Exposure. In the summer of 2006, she was invited to New York to create a new work alongside the prestigious Suzanne Marshall. Among her most prominent works are; the interactive 2.0 Ozen, which is featured at the Tel Aviv Museum and the Israel Museum, where the audience chooses a soundtrack to create through museum audio guides. “please do not feed the dancers in the pool where the audience looks from above. Which is alternately displayed by alternating male / female dancers” “the Scouts movement that takes the audience to a nightclub in the Zen Garden of the Israel Museum, not to us the autobiography” and more.

Rotenberg co-founded ScreensArt with Oren Shkedi, a series of dance pieces designed to bring contemporary dance to the public and private spaces. Their award-winning dance films Glove Story and S'Private I are screened worldwide. Their show ‘cut!’ was exhibited at the gallery on May 3, 2017 and at the Art Week in Miami.

Dana initiated and directed the 48 Dance Project, which is now in its fifth year. The first project of its kind, bringing together artists, dancers, dramaturges and other artists for a creative and challenging marathon of two 24-hour creative rounds.

In September 2013, she curated the moving film, a weekend of dance, cinema and everything in between as part of a project created by the Bistritzky Foundation.

Dana is a lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She teaches, conducts workshops and presents her works in Israel and abroad, including in Italy, Senegal, Russia, USA, Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Austria, South Africa and Canada. 2010, and was selected by the Schusterman Foundation as a Visiting Artist Porgram, in which she taught and created at the University of Florida in the United States. Dana was a founding member of the Israel Dance Association, which created a revolution in awareness of the rights of dancers, and is the initiator and participant in many community projects.

A quote that inspires you |

The viewer does not fall in his spirit, and in his distress he laughs (from the commandment of the viewer).

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