Dimona & Netivot
In 2011 Batsheva Dance Company launched two in-depth programs in the towns of Dimona and Netivot as part of the Ministry of Culture’s "Notnim Bama" (Giving a Stage) project. This project’s long-term goal is to develop, encourage, and nurture local talent and creation. Through a variety of activities, our programs expose the entire community to the field of dance, making it more accessible and friendly.
Our programs in the 2012-2013 season include a strong commitment to working with the local dance communities, the production of evening shows and outdoor performances for the general public, Batsheva Days for community members who are active in the spheres of education and culture, and Gaga classes and shows for the whole family. As part of this framework, this season Batsheva will perform Sadeh21 and Session as part of the Dimona Festival as well as the show Kamuyot, created especially for young audiences.
Dancer in the Community
Dancer in the Community is a project that nourishes young talent in the field of dance within remote communities. The project takes place in regional community centers that provide extracurricular activities for the towns in their respective regions.
Sending one of our dancers to these peripheral communities enables dance students from around the country to be exposed to the company’s unique artistic approach and its distinctive way of working. Students also acquire a professional toolbox, develop their skills, and expand their artistic horizons.
In the 2011-2012 season, the company initiated three groups of A Dancer in the Community activities in the Galilee, Arava, and Negev. This season we plan to expand the project to other areas.