CityDance Jerusalem

Premiered // 2012

Jerusalem CityDance Project is a unique project that brings contemporary dance outside of the theater and into the streets. The project explores the intersection between contemporary dance and everyday life in the public sphere. Five choreographies were taken through the streets of Jerusalem in 2012, videos perpetuate the magical meeting between the street, dance and cinema.

Creators : Betina Feinstein, Lior Har Lev.

Choreography : Elad Schechter

Dancers : Coralie Ladame, Sofia Kranz, Elad Schechter

Music : Didi Erez

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Elad Schechter is a Jerusalem native dancer and choreographer. A graduate of the Jerusalem High School for the Arts, served in the IDF Theatre department and danced in many professional companies, such as ‘Charleoi Danses, Brussels’, ‘Vertigo Dance Company’ ׳Kibutz Contemporary Dance Company’ and more. In 2012 he founded the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem. Schechter has been creating works since 2009. He is the recipient of the silver medal at the international choreography competition of Beijing in July 2011. Alongside his artistic work, Schechter is developing Jerusalem based projects that aims to develop dance, art and culture scene in the city. Elad founded ‘From Jaffa to Agripas’ festival – Dance in Machne Yehuda market, curated and developed ‘Alliance House’ – A home for creative communities, for ‘New-Spirit’ organization and curating ‘Dance in Masie’ – The complete dance series in Jerusalem at ‘Beit Masie’ Theater, between 2012-2016. Schechter is a LGBTQ activist in Jerusalem and is a father to his son that is being raised in shared parenthood alongside two women.

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