From Jaffa to Agripas – Dance in Mahane Yehuda market
From Jaffa to Agripas established in purpose of raising the public discourse on physical body culture in the city of Jerusalem. The success of the events and the enormous significance and impact they had on the audience indicate an unprecedented project that deals with the experience of dance and body culture in public spaces. Meticulous artistic experience, the enjoyment this event creates, the vast exposure to the art of dance and the great impact on a large number of audiences of different kinds, all of which are indicative of the great revolution ‘From jaffa to Agripas’ creates. This is another proof of c.a.t.a.m.o.n’s leading position in encouraging open public discourse on physical culture in public spaces in Jerusalem, and in the world.
‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ is a special initiative which operates since 2014. The events were held during six different evenings in the last 3 years – 2014 to 2016. As part of these events c.a.t.a.m.o.n presented dozens of dance pieces in the open space of the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. Most of these pieces were collaborations between a choreographer and a Jerusalem based artist. The works were accompanied by business owners in the Mahane Yehuda market, that opened their bars to performances created specifically for them. In early 2016, c.a.t.a.m.o.n dance group curated three evenings as part as ’From Jaffa to Agripas’ events that were dedicated to the connection between dance and video art. ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ events were open to the public and are held without charge, the audience was invited to wander around the market and barhopp from one to another.
The vision behind the events is to open the discourse on the human body in light of the cultures that existed in Jerusalem. To bring it into the streets and allow the audience and the many dance creators in Israel to engage in this discourse. ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ revealed dance and high-quality content to more than 3,000 people during the three years in which it took place. The entire event is dedicated to the cultural mosaic that makes up the Mahane Yehuda Market and the city of Jerusalem. cultures that existed in Jerusalem. To bring it into the streets and allow the audience and the many dance creators in Israel to engage in this discourse. We call choreographers, artists from various disciplines, business owners in Mahane Yehuda market, managers of different markets and cultural events in the country and abroad, to join this revolution of the human body that we are leading in public spaces, in Jerusalem and throughout the world.