Premiere // Oct. 2014

Urfa, Bring it up!!! Chafla. Sweet. Fruits. Music. Boobs. Dancers. Food. Smoking. Plastic. Energy. Balagan. Hash. Food. Woman. Chest hair. Explosion. Red eyes. Food. Ass. Urfa!. Breathing. Rolling. Clapping hands. No more green. Food. Dancing…

This piece is a ‘Chafla’ (arabic word for party). Four talented performers, full of courage and humor, create a unique experience, bringing the enthusiasm and the joy of the ‘Chafla’ through high-quality, happy dance.

Choreography : Elad Schechter in collaboration with Sherry Tito.

Dancers : Gilad Jerusalmy, Ben Horin Lital, Nitzan Lederman

Actor : Michael Levi

Costumes, Art & Graphics : Sherry Tito

Music : Samira Tawfik, Hakim, Sa’d El Soghayar

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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