c.a.t.a.m.o.n – Dance Group in Jerusalem
c.a.t.a.m.o.n – dance group is a unique project run by Elad Schechter since July 2012. The group is a young cultural organization, which seeks to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Jerusalem audience in all its diversity. c.a.t.a.m.o.n aims to present this dialogue to all audiences, in Israel and around the world. c.a.t.m.o.n is developing a unique artistic language that brings the wonders of the human body into the public sphere of Jerusalem, thus contributing to the dialogue and communication between the different cultures of Jerusalem. Dance is an international language that can bridge cultural differences. c.a.t.a.m.o.n’s main mission is to present the human body in Jerusalem’s public spaces.
c.a.t.a.m.o.n is home to artists of various kinds: dancers, choreographers, musicians, video artists, sound, graphic designers and many others. The vast majority of these artists live and work in Jerusalem. The group is working on many levels to connect various artists to the dance world and promote this art to audiences in Jerusalem and around the world.
Since its inception in July of 2012, c.a.t.a.m.o.n has produced 16 original pieces. Five of those were choreographed by Elad Schechter – artistic director and founder of c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Eleven original pieces, choreographed by guest choreographers, were produced as part of the ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ dance in Mahane Yehuda Market festival.
c.a.t.a.m.o.n has presented over 100 performances in the last 5 years – about half of them in the city of Jerusalem and a half across communities in Israel and around the world.