Somewhere, between the desire for a life of connection with our surroundings versus the desire to set the limits of our body, there lies an action. It is documented in movement and material.

Similar to Italo Calvino’s masterful book ‘The Invisible Cities’, this is how we depict distant islands becoming concrete material. Material recorded in space through sound, text, human movement and color on the ground. Here the human body is shown devoid of tangible concepts. As if it is requiring us to rebuild fallen walls around our own island

Choreographer | Elad Schechter
Dancers | Korina Fraiman, Ido Gidron
Music | Eran Kvint
Costume design | Adi Yair
Artistic advisor | Yair Vardi
Light design | Amir Castro
Set Design | Shlomo Blazer

Elad Schechter is a son of an electrical contractor and a retiree of Hadassah Hospital, and a brother to three siblings. He graduated from the High School of the Arts in Jerusalem. Elad lives in the Nachlaot neighborhood in Jerusalem and raises his two children in co-parenting with a couple of women. Schechter served in the IDF theater and danced in various companies, including: Sensedance NYC, the Kibbutz Dance Company, Charleroi Danses (Brussels, Belgium), Vertigo Dance Company, and more… In 2009, he founded and managed the ‘Young Vertigo’ company and worked alongside Noa Wertheim. Schechter has been creating dance pieces since 2009. His works have been presented hundreds of times in Israel and abroad. In 2011 Schechter won the silver medal at the international choreography competition held in Beijing. In 2012, he founded the c.a.t.a.m.o.n Dance Group in Jerusalem.

Shlomo Blazer, is a multidisciplinary visual artist, Jerusalemite, who studied at Bezalel Academy in the department of ceramic design and art and then at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He also studied printing and lithography with the artist Robert Blackburn, former student of halacha and jurisprudence at Yeshiva Knesset Hezekiah, as well as studies of special education at the Achiya (Bnei Brak) Institute. Blazer has been an art teacher and mentor since 2003.

Blazer presented solo exhibitions of his works at the Gallery Cafe in Berlin, the Asylum Gallery in Jerusalem, and at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York. Since 2016 he has been working in an independent studio that he opened in Beit Alliance in Jerusalem where he leads research and creation in water color. Shlomo is father of six, and grandfather of three granddaughters and a grandson.

Ido Gidron was born in Shoresh, a Moshav near Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem, and the ‘greenhouse’ program for outstanding dancers in Batsheva. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the IDF as an outstanding dancer. He danced in the young Kibbutz Dance Company and in the Batsheva ensemble. In 2017 he was invited as a guest dancer to the Oslo National Ballet. Ido participated in projects by Idan Sharabi, Maya Michlal Gelfand, Avihai Haham, and Sharon Vazzanna. He created a duet that won the third prize in the choreography competition of the Machol Shalem Center, and performed it in Berlin, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, the Canary Islands and Cyprus.

Ido is a Gaga language teacher and teaches in both Israel and abroad. Among others, he has taught in Canada, Germany, Italy, Holland, Cyprus and Serbia. Gidron was invited as a guest teacher in various companies in Europe, including the Goteborg Dance Company in Sweden and the Toula Limnaios Company in Berlin. Recently, he was chosen to take part in a residency program in Atlanta, GA, and created a dance piece in collaboration with the Israel Institute. Today, Gedron is working on a new premiere under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaouii.

Korina Fraiman was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from ‘Bikurei Ha’itim’ dance training, danced in the Kibbutz Dance Company for 6 years, then the Batsheva ensemble for 3 years, and the Vertigo Dance Company for 4 years.

She has danced works by the choreographers Rami Be’er, ​​Idan Sharabi, Itzik Galili, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Danielle Agami, Noa Wertheim, Bosmat Nosen, and Gil Karer.

She created a duet in collaboration with Gil Karer that won prizes in several international competitions. Corinna has been teaching Gaga for 7 years as well as the repertoire of the companies that she has danced for. Also, Corina is a certified shiatsu therapist from Chinese medicine and the Ilan Lev method.

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