Choreography and soundtrack: Idan Sharabi
Music: Joni Mitchell, recordings by I. Sharabi
Dancers: Dor Mamalia, Idan Sharabi
Duration: 25 min.
For the past five years I have been exploring the concept of “Home” in my choreographic work. Recently, I started interviewing people about it, asking them: What is home for you? Where are you from? Where do you live? Do you feel at home now? All interviews interpreted home as different things, creating opportunities to discuss broad concepts such as origin, identity, society, body and more. It became clear to me that people perceived themselves as the reflection of their homes; their language, family, occupation, possession, injuries, love, etc. Eventually, when starting my creation process with Dor, I interviewed him as well. As a result, I felt the need to find a new home for both of us. “Ours” is our little opportunity to find our home together, and share it immediately with the audience.
Idan Sharabi & Dancers won the ministry of culture award for the Best Ensemble Cast Performance of 2014, in Israel.
The Israeli Ministry of Culture judges’ statement:
These dancers are extraordinary performers. They have an impressive and exciting physical awareness, musicality, and unique qualities of mobility. It’s clear that the movement language of Idan Sharabi, which consists of minutiae performed quickly and using movement qualities with fascinating dynamics, is deeply assimilated in their bodies. All together they form a strong and exciting ensemble, bringing to the stage an exceptionally high level of performance.
IDAN SHARABI & DANCERS
Idan Sharabi & Dancers was founded in fall 2012. In March 14′, Sharabi & Dancers were touring Holland, Canada, Italy & Germany. They won the 1st Prize for Choreography in both CICC7 and Hannover International Choreography Competition as well as the Israeli Minister of Culture Award for „Best Performance of 2014”. Currently, the company is preparing a tour that includes invitations to perform in the 8CICC Gala & The Copenhagen Summer Dance 15’ in Denmark, The Vignale Monferrato Festival in Torino (Italy) The Sziget Festival in Budapest (Hungary) Operaestate Festival Veneto in Grappa (Italy) Dance Umbrella, London (The UK) and National Arts Centre Ottowa (Canada).
Idan Sharabi was born in Israel, 1984. He graduated Thelma Yellin and The Juilliard School before dancing in NDT and Batsheva Dance Company. He was invited to create for „NDT Upcoming Choreographers“ both in 2010 & 2015, and has received the choreography awards: Zeraspe 2006, CICC 12’ & 14’, Mahol Shalem 13′, and The Hannover International Choreography Competition 2014’.
Between 2011– 2016, he has received invitations to create and work for companies such as “Kibbutz”, The Israel Ballet, The Israeli Opera House, B.J. de Geneve, NND, ZDT, EBBC, DDT, Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Chilleno, and Ballet Luzern.
In 2012, I.Sharabi was chosen to be one of the nine promising young artists of Israel by American Express and founded his group, Idan Sharabi & Dancers, in September 2012.
Throughout the years, I.Sharabi has been teaching and creating in Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Gothenburg Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey School, The Italian Dance Alliance, Springboard Dance Montreal and etc. I.Sharabi has been supported by American Express TYP Project, Israel Ministry of Culture, The Israel Festival, Suzanne Dellal, Bikurey Ha’Itim, The AICF, The Israeli Opera House, The Juilliard School Donors and a donor of The Dance Library of Israel Organization.
PHOTO: Tami Weiss