Silent Room

Silent Room

Premiere // December 2013

‘Silent Rooms’ presents a journey to an outside world. Inside the fancy, deserted Arza house that used to be an exclusive rehabilitation centre. A beautiful and special girl walks from room to room. Peeking. Unravel herself to parts of her being, and to this unique deserted space.

On October 2013 c.a.t.a.m.o.n led a video dance project with musician Or Sarfati and director Rani Raviv. This video dance was part of ‘Alfa Beta’ – c.a.t.a.m.o.n’s dance piece premiered on Dec. 2013 as part of the ‘Jerusalem Dance Week’ produced by ‘Machol Shalem’. This video was selected to screen on these festivals:

  • EPOS5 Film Festival (Mar 2014) TEL AVIV, Israel
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (Nov 2015) Boulder, Colorado, U S A
  • Fiver International Screendance Movement (Jan 2016)Logroño, Spain
  • CREATION AWARD –Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (Feb 2016) Tulsa, U S A
  • Loikka Dance Film Festival (Apr 2016) Helsinki, Finland
  • Code f.a.d. Festival (Apr 2016) North Carolina, U S A
  • AWARDS Best Student Film- Perth Dance Festival (May 2016) Perth, Scotland UK

Director : Ran Raviv

Choreographer : Elad Schechter

Producer : Gal Nae

Original Score : Or Sarfati

Director Of Photography : Gal Rumbak

Editor : Brit Harel

Dancers : Daniel Dahan, Tom-Lev Dekel, Shiri Teicher, Adi Peled, Yoav Kleinman, Sophia Krantz, Tamar Rozentzveig, Elad Schechter

Actress : Talia Yair

Director Assistant : Gal Tveryai, Yotam Shazar Gaffer Saar Mizrahi, Zvi Landzman.

Assistant Cameraman : Tal Ninyo

Best Boy : Nitzan Rozen

Sound Recording : Or Sarfati

Video : Gal Rumbak

Sound Editing : Or Sarfati

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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