On our third episode of World Dance month your co-hosts Reyna and Martheya interview Yoni Avital the International Director of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC). In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about and the history of Israel and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, the International Dance Village, KCDC programming, innovative and primal work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er, and advice for emerging artists interested in auditing for the summer programs or KCDC.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:28] Reyna and Martheya introduce Yoni
QUESTIONS WITH YONI
[2:23]Martheya asks: “Can you share the history of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company?”
[7:05]Martheya asks: “How did Rami Be’er become a student of Yehudit Arnon?”
[9:57]Reyna asks: “Can you talk about the International Dance Village?”
[13:47]Martheya asks: “How are all these programs existing in one village? Can you describe the daily life for the company?”
[16:47]Martheya asks: “Could you walk us through the summer dance intensive?”
[17:57]Martheya asks: “Is there day-to-day similar to those of the company?”
[19:41]Martheya asks: “Can you talk about the free studio space?”
[20:36]Martheya asks: “‘We were both able to see ‘Horses in the Sky’ back in 2017 live in Dallas, TX as a part of the TITAS Presents season. His work is described as “a unique multi-disciplinary language, which combines movement with stage design, lighting and costumes.” How does an idea for Rami Be’er first come to mind? Can you walk us through that process?”
[21:51]Martheya asks: “Can you explain why that is?”
[23:50]Martheya asks: “Can you pinpoint what that (unique element) is?”
[26:54]Reyna asks: “For our listeners who are emerging artists, what advice would you give for applying the summer intensive or coming to the audition?”
[31:25]Reyna asks: “How do you feel you connect to different types of artists through social media?”
[33:46]Martheya asks: “Are there any other questions you want to include or something you feel like you didn’t get to talk about enough?”
[32:33] Reyna asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
“Very subjectively...our instagram account” https://www.instagram.com/kibbutzdancecompany/
2- What was the first dance you saw?
“Aide Memoire, a piece Rami created about the memory of the Holocaust..I had chills throughout,” https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/show/aide-memoire/
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
#KibbutzContemporaryDanceCompany Recommended Resources
Company- Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/
Study Abroad- KCDC Summer Intensive, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/summer-intensive-dance-program/
Study Abroad- KCDC Dance Journey, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/intl-dance-journey-program/
Tour- KCDC International Dance Village, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/international-dance-village/visit-international-dance-village/
Company- KCDC 2, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/kcdc-second-company-dancers/
Artist- Mats Ek, https://www.danceconsortium.com/features/choreographer/mats-ek/
Online Classes- KCDC, https://www.kcdc.co.il/en/classes/
Company- Batsheva Dance Company, https://batsheva.co.il/en/home
Connect with #KibbutzContemporaryDanceCompany