Batsheva Hosts: Project 48 - 7th Edition - A Creative Blind Date
Round one show: August 1th @ 21:00
Round two show: August 2th @ 22:00
Project 48 Dance, now in its 7th year, is a 48-hour rollercoaster bringing together choreographers, performers, dramaturges 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 (“second eye”) 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 and streaming channel offering audiences around the globe a “fly on the wall” peek into the creative processes of leading Israeli choreographers. They are also captured by photographer Ascaf Avraham who within these 24 hours will present an “instant exhibition” of photos from the rehearsals, to be exhibited prior to each performance.
The project is in collaboration with Bikurey Haitim Center and is supported by The Ministry of Culture.
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.”
Artistic Director: Dana Ruttenberg
Artistic Director of “Batsheva Hosts” series: Hillel Kogan
7th edition participants:
Dafi Altabeb ,Jeremy Alberge, Shlomi Bitton, Uri Dicker, Yarden Bareket, Edan Gorlicki, Gal Gorfung, Rotem Grinberg,Michal Herman, Mats Van Rossum, Ariel Wolf, Thomas Walschot, Roni Chadash, Shmuel Halfon, Shahar Hanin, Amit Yardeni, Eli Cohen, Yair Meyuhas, Erez Maayan, Oran Nachum, Zvi Sahar, Adi Paz, Nataly Zukerman, Liron Kichler, Tamar Rosenzweig, Lihi Shochatovitch