Me dancing in Israel - improvising at Beit She’an’s amphitheater last year
I know it’s been a while since I have written, but it’s been a transitional phase for me. Bitten by the dance bug here in Israel, I officially made aliyah (moved to Israel) in late September, and much of my time has been spent unpacking, taking care of paperwork, reconnecting with Israeli friends and colleagues, and starting intensive Hebrew classes. The vocabulary I picked up last year was primarily connected to dancing, eating, and traveling, so I have a lot to learn!
When I’m not studying, I’ve been pouring my time into Dance In Israel, a new blog and a comprehensive English-language resource for the Israeli concert dance scene. Besides assembling much of my writing and podcast episodes in one place, Dance In Israel has links to the websites of Israeli companies and choreographers. It also has an events page, featuring calendars of performances and classes both in and outside of Israel (and if you’re in the U.S., you’re in luck - Batsheva will be touring the states from the end of January to the beginning of March). If what I’ve written so far on The Winger about the contemporary dance scene in Israel has intrigued you, I invite you to browse Dance In Israel at www.danceinisrael.com as well!