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Nov. 30, 2011
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Israeli dance festival International Exposure opens (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2011)
This is a festival designed to introduce Israeli dance to professionals in the dance world. Held at one of Israel’s foremost dance education and creative centers, the Suzanne Dellal Center, the festival provides the opportunity to view a large number of dance works in a short period of time and thus attracts a large number of international presenters and dance professionals every year.
The 2011 festival program opens with the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company’s new work Bombyx Mori and over its 5-day run presents the latest works by a total of 32 choreographers and companies including such well known ones as Batsheva Dance Company, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Yasmeen Godder.
The young artists highlighted include Yoni Sutkhi, this year’s award winner for the Suzanne Dellal Center’s mentor program “Shades in Dance” that has brought numerous choreographers to the world audience, who presents a work titled Ben; showcases by three women choreographers, Rachel Erdos, Dafi Eltabeba and Dana Ruttenberg; and a showcase titled Three Rooms consisting of pieces by three up-and-coming choreographers performed by the choreographer and dancer Ido Tadmor.
One work being seen in its world premiere at this festival is a new work by Renana Raz and Barak Marshall commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Center.
Here is the lineup of performances listed on the official website:
- Batsheva Dance Company performing Sadeh (new work)
- Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company performing Bombyx Mori
- Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performing Holy Sand
- Yasmeen Godder performing Storm End Come
- Vertigo performing NULL
- Tamar Borer performing YAMUNA
- Maria Kong Dance Company performing Kong’s Night (new work)
- Fresco, Yoram Karmi Dance Company and The Mediatheque Theater performing Jungle Book
- Idan Sharabi performing Rak Tamid
- Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor Dance Projects performing Ship of Fools
- Tami Dance Company & Nimrod Freed performing LA
- Yoni Soutchy performing Ben + Anat Grigorio performing Eternal Mission
- Dana Ruttenberg performing Poly + Dafi Dance Group performing High Expectations
- COMPAS Dance Company performing PAVO REAL
- Ronit Ziv Dance Group performing With Subtitles
- Idan Cohen Mad Siren + Lee Meir performing Translation Included
- Kolben Dance performing Babel

Festival Outline
The International Exposure dance festival has been held in Tel Aviv, Israel every year in December since 1995. The festival is organized by the Suzanne Dellal Centre with support from the Tel Aviv Yaffo Municipality, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It presents works of the best Israeli contemporary dance companies in a festival format similar to an arts market for the benefit of presenters from many countries. The festival director is the director of the Suzanne Dellal Centre, Mr. Yair Vardi (→ “Presenter Interview”).
The Suzanne Dellal Centre was founded in 1989 as a dance production center, an educational institution and theater. Besides International Exposure, the Center also runs numerous projects including a mentor program named Shades of Dance that pairs young artists with professional artistic directors as mentors, a “Curtains Up” festival that offers support for the creation of works by young choreographers and a “Summer Dance” festival that runs for two months I the summer. The Center also serves as the base for the Batsheva Dance Company, the Orna Porat Theater for Children and Youth, and the Inbal Dance Company.
+International Exposure