Ofir Yudilevitch was born in Haifa, Israel in 1983. Yudilevitch started capoeira at the age of 15 before studying it extensively for 10 years; he also taught capoeira and acrobatics as a teen. In 2007 Yudilevitch started studying contemporary dance at the two-year Professional School Hasadna in Haifa. He later began working with choreographers as a freelance dancer, collaborating with Yasmeen Godder, Arkadi Zaides and others. After creating his first performance Gravitas in 2015, Yudilevitch created two group pieces in 2017 – For Real and Concrete; he also collaborated with Chinese choreographer Yang Zhen to create their duet Far & Middle (2017). In 2018 he created Chamada- a group piece for Entre Nós Dance Collective in Natal, Brazil. He is currently studying philosophy and art history at the Open University.
Collaborators / Collaborators / Collaborators
Vicens begins his artistic career with Rodrigo García, with more than 15 years of experience as an interpreter and actor for reputable companies and artistic director and choreographer of Physical theatre performances for Cía. Lalupe . From 2014-2019, he was part of Agente129 Art management, as founder member, dedicated to the international distribution of performing arts projects and personally supporting new choreographers. Now he starts a new project called Palosanto Projects, focused in the national and international distribution, going deeper in the relationship with the artist that he's collaborating for and promoting other activities: encouraging meetings between professionals to improve the professional reality and create common future sets, connect with the rehearsal space La Piconera, in Barcelona, to create synergies between artists and the audience and find new ways to be part of the creation process.
Asher Ben Shalom
Asher started his movement journey studying Capoeira as a teen. He later joined Sandsiel Circus School in Israel for two years and majored in acrobatics. After graduating, he furthered his studies in The National Circus School in San Francisco, USA studying hand balancing under Lu Yi. He later transferred into the dance world studying in Gaaton Israel.Today Asher works as a dancer performing with Noa Dar, Anat KAtz and Erez Maayan, Ofir Yudilevitch, Nimrod Frid and others. He also teaches acrobatics and acro-dance and creates music in his free time.
In 2006 Eshed Avraham made his first steps in dancing as a B-boy (Break-dancer). Over many years he practiced without any teachers, participating and competing in various break-dance events. In 2008 Avraham formed break-dance crew “ELEFUNX” together with a few colleagues.
The crew has competed in numerous events since; in July 2017 they won the Israeli breakdance crew competition before representing Israel at the “Battle of the Year” international championships in October 2017 in Germany. In 2015 Avraham started studying at UDI School (Urban Dance Intensive), combining classical ballet lessons with different street and hip-hop techniques. From the summer of 2017 onwards, Avraham stepped in as a dancer and acrobat performer in Gravitas by Israeli choreographer Ofir Yudilevitch.
Ben Ish Revivo
|Ben-Ish started dancing as a teen in the Jerusalem Academy high school for Dance and Music. After graduating he was accepted to the Bat Sheva Ensemble where he danced for a season. After this, Ben-Ish quit dancing and traveled the world as a hiker. This is where he was introduced to contemporary circus. Ben-Ish joined the Sandciel Circus School and learned the different circus disciplines, focusing on rope and hand to hand acrobatics. Ben-Ish entered as a dancer in Gravitas in 2019. He is also part of a Circus Ensemble currently creating their firts collaborative project. He is a acrobat/dancer in Ofir Nahari’s piece Heavenly.
Eli Cohen was born in 1990 Spain and grew up in Israel. As a young dancer she studied in the 'Bustan' school of performing arts in Natanya. At the age of 18 she joined the 'Sadna' in Kibbutz Ga'aton, and after her graduation she joined the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2 (artistic direction Rami Beer).
Since 2013 Eli has been living in Berlin, working as a freelance dancer with various choreographers such as: Sandra Man,Marina Mascarell, Moritz Ostruchnajk, Roberto Zappala, Or Marin, Ofir Yudilevitch, Ira Domina, Viliam Docolimansky and more.
Born in Kiryat Tivon 1996, as a child practiced art gymnastics and circus. Studied dance during high school in kiryat Tivon dance school. In the year 2015 was permitted by the IDF to continue being a dancer throughout her army service. Graduated the 'Maslool Professional Dance Program' in the year of 2017. Worked with Iris Erez and Ofir Yudilevitch, assisting him also in the creation of CONCRETE #2 in Sderot.
Almog Kidron (1992, Israel) started dancing in Misgav dance school and practiced artistic gymnastic in Hapoel Misgav. In 2010 she joined the "Maslool" dance program, and a year later became a member of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (artistic director: Rami Be'er). In 2016 she joind Inbal Dance Company where she worked with Mor Shani, Noa Shadur. As a freelance dancer she worked with various choreographers like: Inbal Oshman, Ofir Yudilevich, Or Marin, Maayan Lieberman-Sharon, Yaara Nireal and more.
Gal Gorfung, born 1993, began dancing near the end of high school at the Israeli Ballet. He then studied at "the Workshop" in Ga'aton and the Maslool dance program in Tel Aviv, and upon graduation was accepted into KCDC2. Gal danced in Inbal Dance Theatre, during which he worked independently with Ofir Yudilevich and others. Today Gal studies neuroscience at Tel Aviv University.
Kerem Shemi is an Israeli dancer, choreographer, martial artist and teacher, based in Berlin. Her daily practice consists of a unique combination of dance and martial arts, which is manifested in her choreography and teaching. Kerem received her BA in dance and choreography at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. From there she continued her movement research in China and Berlin, living and training full time at the WDP school for internal Chinese martial arts of Wudang. www.keremshemi.com
Yael Biegon Citron
Trained as a theater director, Yael divides her time between working as Artistic director ("Odessa-TLV", "St. Petersburg Festival" and other multi-disciplinary arts events),dramaturg for leading Israeli Choreographers and Theater makers, and founder of Write Club Israel.In 2014 Yael founded Israel’s first Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Aleph Highschool for the Arts,and has enjoyed teaching theater and performance workshops in Israel and abroad since 2006. Among the Choreographers Yael has recently worked with are: Ofir Yudilevitch, Andrea Costanzo Martini, Roni Chadash, Lee Meir and Meital Raz and Stav Marin and Merav Dagan.
Omer Sheizaf is a Tel Aviv-based artist, lighting designer and musician born in 1982. He graduated from the Tel Aviv University in literature and philosophy and has been working as a lighting designer since 2008, designing lighting for dance, theatre, and visual arts with a primary focus on dance. He’s been collaborating with different international artists and groups such as the LA Dance Project, Bat Sheva Dance Company, Yasmeen Godder, Iris Erez and more. Omer also teaches Lighting Design workshops in different arts academies.
Alma Neeman is an Israeli visual artist based in Copenhagen.