World-famous Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili comes to Boston in a celebration of contemporary dance.
Mr Galili's presence is the result of a cooperative effort between Boston Center for the Arts Martha's Salon, Harvard University's Movement Lab, Debra Cash, Ilya Vidrin, and Jessie Jeanne Stinnett.
There are two opportunities for the public to engage with Mr. Galili.
Sunday, December 4th
3-5pm Public Interview with Debra Cash
Martha's Salon @The Boston Center for the Arts
Martha’s Salon at the BCA Sunday, December 4 | 3:00–5:00pm Black Box Theatre at the BCA
Boston Center for the Arts hosts world-renowned choreographer Itzik Galili for a special session of Martha’s Salon. In conversation with Debra Cash, Executive Director of Boston Dance Alliance, Galili will share highlights from his remarkable career including commissions from Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballets Jazz Montreal, Batsheva Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, knighthood for his contribution to Dutch Arts & Culture, and his cultural experience as an Israeli dance maker throughout the world. more info
Harvard Movement Lab @Harvard Arts Center
Harvard Movement Lab
Sunday, December 4 // 6:00-9:00pm
74 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
The Movement Lab is a collaborative platform that works at the intersection of academic inquiry into embodiment and experiential practices drawn from dance, theater, somatics, mind-body work, and other kinds of embodied research. It seeks to develop a broader conversation on the role of embodied knowledge in the university.
Itzik Galili laughed when asked to describe his movement style. Everyone tries to put you in certain boxes. I simply don’t fit into a category…Each piece I create comes from a different inspiration and evolves from the bodies of the dancers I’m working with.” —Stacey Menchel Kussell (2016)
This program serves as an introduction to the breadth and depth of veteran Israeli choreographer, Itzik Galili. Throughout the session, Galili will share excerpts of existing choreographic works, at times inviting the audience to experience the methods and preparations for his creative practice. Additionally, attendees will be witnesses to a live demonstration of Galili’s latest choreographic process, providing an intimate look into the first stages in the creation of a new work.
Galili's choreographic approach will be of interest to dancers and non-dancers alike, allowing for a first-hand entry into his movement research and practice, and how he translates these into artistic work.