Black label – Ofra Idel

Machol Shalem Studio, Thursday December 6th, 1pm

Iskias is an outstanding Ethiopian dancer, formerly with the Batsheva Ensemble, with an unusual personal biography. Through his story as an immigrant, we experience the reality of the present day in Israel and worldwide.
Black Label is a work that combines theater, dance, and music through humor and drama and invites the viewer to partake in an uncommon experience to observe hisher own life through another person’s body.
Performer and Co creator: Tzvika Iskias
Artistic Advisor: Ruby Edelman, Rehearsal Manager: Lilach Orenstein
Music: Yaniv Shenfeld, Costume Design: Dalit Inbar
The performance was produced by Machol Shalem Dance House, with the assistance of the Israel Ministry of Culture. It premiered in Jerusalem in 2017 and was showcased in Dock 11, Berlin, Derida Dance Center Bulgaria and the Chutzpah! Festival, in Vancouver, Canada.

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Ofra Idel

Idel received her Master degree in Dance and theatre from the Dance Academy in Jerusalem. She has danced at the Kolben D.C and the Tami D.C/Nimrod Freed as well as with Independent artists. In 2005, Idel was invited by the Alexandria Performing Arts Association to create for the BosmaDance Company, Washington D.C. Since then her work has been showcased in Israel and abroad including The Zawirowania Dance Festival – Warsaw, Side by side- Dusseldorf, Visa 2 dance Festival- Tanzania, Artdanthé Festival Tilburg- Holland, Aura Festival- Lithuania, Competition Internactional Burgos -Spain, Dance wave -Cyprus, Dock 11 -Berlin, Derida Dance center -Bulgaria, Chutzpah festival, vancouver and teaches contemporary dance workshops in Israel and International platforms, such as the dance department of the Taliin University in Estonia, Chichester University England and more. Idel takes part in artistic committees of International competition such as MASDANZA Canary Islands, Zawirowania Poland, 10 Sentidos Valenica and international competition of young dance performers OPUS, Slovenia. Idel is the Artistic Co-Director and founder of the Machol Shalem Dance house in Jerusalem.