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Batsheva Hosts: Project 48 - 5th Edition - A Creative Blind Date 

Artistic Director: Dana Ruttenberg
60 Minutes

Project 48 Dance, now in its 5th year, is a 48-hour rollercoaster bringing together choreographers, performers, dramaturges, cinematographers and other artists for a “blind-speed-date.”
The game begins with a raffle which determines the creative ensembles for the first 24 hour creation round. Each ensemble includes a choreographer, a co-creator and a varying number of performers. All ensembles are asked to react to one theme/reference. Once the raffle is completed each group has only 24 hours to “cook” a new work for the stage using these “ingredients.” The first live show ends with a second and final raffle taking place in front of the audience: the same artists are now re-shuffled into new creative teams with a new theme in mind, and are set-off on another 24 hour creative round, culminating in another live show.

The rehearsals are streamed live to DRDG's Facebook Page, offering audiences around the globe a “fly on the wall” peek into the creative processes of leading Israeli choreographers. They are also captured by a still-photographer who within these 24 hours creates an “instant exhibition” of photos from the rehearsals, to be exhibited outside the performance space.

Dana Ruttenberg, founder and artistic director:
“In recent years the scene is bubbling with choreographers’ desire to refresh the methods and formats within which they operate, create and showcase their work. This appetite isn’t new, but now it is taking form. More and more, we connect, mix, spill over, unsettle. Creative communities are born and dialogue replaces the illusion of competition. Project 48 invites each of its participants to escape their comfort zone, to dive into a creative process in a limited time frame with unfamiliar travel buddies. 
I wait for it every year: to see how no-time-to-think gives birth to why-nots.”

Round one show: October 26, 21:00
Round two show: October 27, 22:00

Project 48 is supprted by the Dance Department, The Ministry of Culture and Sport, and in partnership with the School of Dance at the Kibbutz Seminar.

Artistic Director of “Batsheva Hosts” series: Hillel Kogan






Participants: Lior Avizoor, Talia Bick, Avidan Ben Giat, Alon Bracha, Ido Gidron, Tamara Dekel, Shmuel Halfon, Yael Biagon Citron, Kelvin Vu, Neta Weiner, Yael Venezia, Jesse Zaritt, Roni Chadash, Gilad Jerusalmy, Itay Mautner, Nitzan Margaliot, Or Marin, Mariama Slåttøy, Olivia Court Messa, Almog Kidron,Zuki Ringart, Ella Rothschild, Robin Rohrmann, Aya Steigman, Noa Shiloh, Elad Schechter, Shani Tamari