From Jaffa to Agripas – Dance in Mahane Yehuda market

From Jaffa to Agripas was established in order to raise public discourse on the physical body culture in the city of Jerusalem. The success of the events and the enormous significance and impact they had on the audience was unprecedented for a project that deals with the experience of dance and body culture in public spaces. From the artistic experience to the enjoyment this event creates, this vast exposure to the art of dance has a great impact on a large variety of audiences which is indicative of the great revolution that the ‘From Jaffa to Agripas Festival’ creates. This festival is proof of c.a.t.a.m.o.n’s leading position in encouraging open discourse on physical culture in Jerusalem and the rest of the world

From Jaffa to Agripas is a special initiative started in 2014. In the last three years, events have been held over the course of six evenings. During these events, c.a.t.a.m.o.n has 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 sponsored by business owners in the Mahane Yehuda market. They opened their bars to choreographers who created site-specific performances for the festival. In early 2016, c.a.t.a.m.o.n dance group curated three evenings within ’From Jaffa to Agripas’ festival that were dedicated to the connection between dance and video art. ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ events are open to the public, free for everyone and the audience is invited to wander around the market, moving from one bar to the next

The vision behind the event is to open up the conversation about the human body in light of the cultures that existed in Jerusalem. By bringing the dance into the streets, it allows the audience and choreographers 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. We called choreographers, artists from various disciplines, business owners in Mahane Yehuda market, managers of different markets and cultural events from Israel and around the world, to join us in this revolution of the human body.

October-November 2016

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demo {Israel}

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
Director // Ran Raviv
Producer // Gal Nae
Original Score // Or Sarfati

demo {Israel}

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
Director // Ran Raviv
Producer // Gal Nae
Original Score // Or Sarfati

demo {Israel}

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
Director // Ran Raviv
Producer // Gal Nae
Original Score // Or Sarfati

demo {Israel}

Choreographer // Dana Ruttenberg
Director // Oren Shkedy
Director of Photography // Ram Shweky
Dancers // Uri Shafir, Ofir Yudilevitch

demo {Israel}

Choreographer // Dana Ruttenberg
Director // Oren Shkedy
Director of Photography // Ram Shweky
Dancers // Uri Shafir, Ofir Yudilevitch

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January-March 2016
Video Dance Events

Private I’s {Israel}

Choreographer // Dana Ruttenberg
Director // Oren Shkedy
Director of Photography // Ram Shweky
Dancers // Uri Shafir, Ofir Yudilevitch

Silent Rooms {Israel}

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
Director // Ran Raviv
Producer // Gal Nae
Original Score // Or Sarfati

Country Club {Israel}

Choreographer // Noa Shadur
Director // Noa Shadur
Photography // Nitay Netzer
Editor // Shahar Amarilio
Dancers // Andreas Merk, Imri Regev- Chumash,
Tsuf Itschaky, Yasmin Farber
Director of Original Music // Ophir Leibovitch

baravo!  •  shabbat
alte zachen •  chopsticks {Israel}

Choreography // Nadav Zelner
Art // Maya Reshef

Faked David {Lithuania}

Choreographer & Director //
Greta Grineviciute; Greta Jalmokaite

Approaching the Puddle  {Germany}

Choreography // Sebastian Gimmel & Homai Toyoda
Director // Sebastian Gimmel

How Much {Austria / Lithuania}

Directed, produced & performed // Rima Narbuntaite
Cinematography // Jan Chmielewski

Voyage-Voyage {Germany}

Choreography // Paula E. Paul
Cinematography // Sirko Knüpfer
Production // KOMBINAT kombiniert Tanz und Film

Pas {Canada}

Director // Frédérique Cournoyer-Lessard
Choreographer // Marie France Cournoyer                 

Since You Went {USA}

Director // Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, Lindsay Gauthier
Choreographer // Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein

Snap Into It {USA}

Director // Devin Jamieson & Jillian Meyers
Choreographer/Performer // Jillian Meyers

  

Silent Disco {USA}

Directors // John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson,
Amy Seiwert
Choreographer // Amy Seiwert

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December 2015 Events

Pleasantly enough

Choreographer // Dafi Altabeb
In collaboration with Idan Stern
Costumes // Ron Glait
Dancer // Noga Golan
Artistic adviser // Nini Moshe
Live music  //  Yoav Ilan
Location // Ha’Schena Bar

Stirring

Choreographer // Osnat Kelner
Costumes // Ron Glait
Dancer // Ilana Bellahsen
Vocals Arrangement // Daniel Sapir
Location //  Dwinni Pita bar 

Stirring the materials. Chuckle. Pleasant hum movie. Two women in their thirties. On a smooth concrete floor.

Missing call

Choreographer // Maya Yogel  In collaboration with Nadav Graber
Costumes // Maya Yogel
Dancer //  Mattia Cason
Sound track editing  // Nadav Graber
Soundtrack // Beaufort/ Paralysis of thought
Charles Bukowski/ A little atomic bomb
OMD/ Enola Gay
Morphlexis
Location // Ha’tachrir Bar

In a Dada dance piece, hybrid characters call for a new order, doubting the old ways which bring along destruction and ruin.

Ἑκτά

Choreographer // Sofia Krantz In collaboration with Idan Herzon
Costumes // Adi Yair
Dancer // Gefen Liberman , Adi Peled , Yael  Averbuch , Sofia Krantz
Editor  // Idan Herzon
Location // Shem Tov Bar 

Urfa! 

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
In collaboration with Sherry Tito
Costumes // Sherry Tito
Dancers // Inbar Shalev, Adi Peled
Yoav Kleinman, Michael Levi
Location //  Ha’tachrir Bar

Urfa, Bring it up!!! Chafla. Sweet. Fruits. Music. Boobs. Dancers. Food. Smoking. Plastic. Energy. Balagan. Hash. Food. Woman. Chest hair. Explosion. Red eyes. Food. Ass. Urfa. Breathing. Rolling. Clapping hands. No more green. Food. Dancing.

Dream.F.H

Choreographer // Yaron Shamir
Costumes // Ron Glait
Dancer // Yaron Shamir
Music // Hossein Alizadeh & Djivan Gasparyan ,Yasmin Levy
Location // Ha’tipa Bar 

Trapped in the moment, cut off from the world, I search for the words that will allow me to get closer to fantasy through reality

Fluids

Choreographer // Sharon Vazanna In collaboration with Tomer Sapir
Costumes // Ron Glait
Dancers // Nimrod Poles, Tamar Sonn, Bar Gonen
Original Music and Sound Design // Adam Gorlizki
Location // Ha’tachrir Bar

Shape less they seep, lurk, spread out in space, they stay and leak out of the body.

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October 2014 Events

Poly Monopoly

Choreographer // Sahar Azimi
Costumes // Ana Mirkin
Dancers // Ana Mirkin
Original Music and Sound Design // Timber, Timber
Music Editing // Didi Erez
Location // Ha’Schena Bar

In this new piece we examine the role of the individual’s in a modern relationship structure. The dancers pass through one another and present physical and emotional challenges.

Love Discourse 

Choreographer // Maya Yogel
In collaboration with Oryan Yohanan
Costumes // Oryan Yohanan, Maya Yogel
Dancers // Oryan Yohanan
Location //  Ha’tipa Bar

In this piece we examine the role of the individuals in a modern relationship structure.

Trio Shuk


Choreographer //
Sofia Krantz
In collaboration with Adi Ulmiansky

Costumes // Sofia Krantz
Dancers // Adar Riklis, Gefen Liberman, Sofia Krantz
Location //  Fifth of May Bar

The outer space as a stage.

Urfa! 

Choreographer // Elad Schechter
In collaboration with Sherry Tito
Costumes // Sherry Tito
Dancers // Inbar Shalev, Adi Peled
Yoav Kleinman, Michael Levi
Location // Ha’tachrir Bar

Urfa, Bring it up!!! Chafla. Sweet. Fruits. Music. Boobs. Dancers. Food. Smoking. Plastic. Energy. Balagan. Hash. Food. Woman. Chest hair. Explosion. Red eyes. Food. Ass. Urfa. Breathing. Rolling. Clapping hands. No more green. Food. Dancing.

MUSTERS

Choreographer // Shlomi Bitton
In collaboration with Roni Rotem, Tohar Kliner
Costumes // Shlomi Bitton, Tohar Kliner, Roni Rotem
Lyrics compositions, sound design and production // Shlomi Bitton
Dancers // Roni Rotem, Tohar Kliner,
Location //  Soramelo Bar

The piece was inspired by solo creation “Muster” that was premiered at Machol shalem Dance Festival 2014 While cannons roar, we call on the Muses. Flirting with love and hate – with vital messages, beloved music, stamina and happiness.

High


Choreographer //
Sharon Vazanna
In collaboration with Tamar Sonn

Costumes // Sharon Vazanna
Dancers // Tamar Sonn, Ron Matalon
Original Music and Sound Design //  Sagi Zoref
Music //  Von Magnet
Location // Hatahrir Bar

The piece presents different situations of love search, attention and couting. It is research of excitement and freedom in the nightlife.

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