Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre
304 Parliament St.
Tue. Mar. 1 – 8pm
SHARABI & KUDELKA
A triple bill featuring works of Idan Sharabi & James Kudelka
Choreographer: Idan Sharabi
Dancers: Idan Sharabi, Eyal Dadoun
Choreographer/Dancer: Idan Sharabi
“The Man in Black”
Choreographer: James Kudelka
Dancers: Luke Garwood, Tyler Gledhill, Daniel McArthur, Erin Poole
This triple bill dance performance features Idan Sharabi’s award-winning duet “Ours”;“Now”, a new solo for Mr. Sharabi with live piano accompaniment; and a staging of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie Resident Choreographer James Kudelka’s celebrated “The Man in Black.” “Ours” won 1st prize for choreography both in the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and in the Hanover Choreography Competition.
Born in Israel in 1984, Idan Sharabi danced with Netherlands Dans Theater and the Batsheva Dance Company. He founded Idan Sharabi & Dancers in 2012, creating works that to date have been performed in Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia and Israel.
Idan Sharabi was born in Israel, 1984. He graduated Thelma Yellin and The Juilliard School before he danced in Netherlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Dance Company. He was chosen to create for NDT Upcoming Choreographers 10′ and has won The Zeraspe Award 06′, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition 2012 & 2014, The Mahol Shalem International Competition 13′, and The Hannover International Choreography Competition 2014. Idan received the PAIS grant for performances of existing shows in 2015 for Interviews/Makom, Minister of Culture Prize for Best Performance of 2015 and Dudu Dotan Best Performance 2014 for “We Men” as a performer.
Between 2011 and 2014 he created for companies: “TheProject” of The Israeli Opera House, KCDC, The Israel Ballet, Ballet Junior de Geneve, NND, ZDT, and EBBC Madrid. In 2012, 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 . Since then, he has created several works for the group which were invited to festivals in Sweden, Denmark, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia & Israel. Throughout the years, Sharabi has been teaching and creating with students/young dancers in schools & companies such as Contemporary Dance School Hamburg, Gothenburg Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey School, The Italian Dance Alliance, Springboard Dance Montreal, The Maslool Dance Program, The Sadna in Ga’aton, Israel, Ballet Junior De Geneve, Zhukov Dance Theater SF and more.
James Kudelka /Director and Choreographer/ is widely acknowledged as one of North America’s most innovative choreographers. His mastery of both classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance has earned him commissions from companies as stylistically diverse as American Ballet Theatre, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
Kudelka’s work covers an impressive range, from virtuoso pas de deux, through large-scale and always arresting adaptations of such classics as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, to boldly innovative creative collaborations with dancers, designers and musicians. After nine distinguished years as artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada (1996-2005), James Kudelka continues to undertake collaborative projects that engage and challenge him as a choreographer. In 2008, Kudelka became Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie’s Resident Choreographer.