Premiere // October 2013

Created within ‘Between Heaven and Earth – Jewish Dance Festival׳

Artistic Director Ronen Itzhaki.

This is the second piece by Elad Shechter, created for c.a.t.a.m.o.n dance group. On stage, four dancers on a journey to another state of mind that is offered by the biblical word – “Heneni” (Here I am). Each of the four, battling his way, to expose another part of his personality, to peel and present to the public his inner self.

Choreography : Elad Schechter

Dancers : Asher Lev, Eyal Ogen, Hananya Swartz, Ron Oren

Music : Red Band + Ninet

Music editing : Adi Hayat

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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