Artist in Residence /
2nd May – 23rd May, 2021
Choreographer Israel Aloni will be completing a residency at The Lock-Up as part of the Catapult Choreographic Dance Hub’s PROPEL residency program.
ISRAEL ALONI – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2 MAY – 23 MAY 2021
Choreographer Israel Aloni will be completing a residency at The Lock-Up as part of the Catapult Choreographic Dance Hub’s PROPEL residency program. While residing at The Lock-Up, Israel will be presenting his new work IN YOUR FACE, which experiments with extrapolations of identity and the confrontational aspects of negotiating one’s presence in a context which is already so overtly dominated by social and political symbolism.
ISRAEL ALONI BIOGRAPHY
Israel Aloni is an independent choreographer, educator, performer, writer and culture entrepreneur.
Israel Aloni is the Artistic Director of ilDance which is an independent and international contemporary dance company and organisation which initiates and operates numerous pioneer projects worldwide. ilDance is based in Gothenburg Sweden and was founded by Aloni and Lee Brummer who is the organisation’s Associate Director.
As a performer, Aloni danced a vast repertoire of globally acclaimed choreographers during their engagement with the Israel Ballet, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, “The Project” belonging to the Israel Opera and Odelya Kuperberg Dance Group. Between 2002 and 2017, Aloni created and performed a rich selection of repertoire with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (Sweden) which was their home company for these 15 years.
In 2013-2014, Aloni was a guest artist with Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin, Germany. Alongside their career as a performer, Aloni has been choreographing, mentoring and teaching dance. They have worked around the world with both professionals and students of higher education in independent structures as well as in institutions such as Regionteater Väst (SE), Norrdans (SE), Sasha Waltz & Guests (DE), NAROPA (US), Sydney Dance Company (AU), Estonian National Ballet, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and MAPDance Chichester (UK), to name a few.
As an independent choreographer, Aloni has developed their own choreographic language which is also the core of their teaching method. Aloni’s practice is mainly derived of their fascination with the infinite creativity of the mind and fantasy, whilst utilising the body as a physical demonstration of the self – a medium for interaction with others and subjectively experiencing the world.
Moreover, their methodologies of creation and production are direct results of their desire to facilitate a reality in which individuals are liberated and encouraged to emancipate their subjective artistic voice through actions and activities that reward the artists, their collaborators and the public.This second stage choreographic residency is supported by Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, Create NSW, City of Newcastle and The Lock-Up
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