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Evening with Israeli dancers at UA planned


The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies and the University of Arizona School of Dance will present “An Evening with Yaniv Abraham & Guy Shomroni” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre, 1737 E. University Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

Abraham and Shomroni, renowned dancers from Tel Aviv, will lead the audience in an exploration of Gaga Dance and its cultural impact. Both dancers are associated with Israel’s internationally acclaimed Batsheva Dance Company. They have worked closely with the company’s current director, Ohad Naharin, who developed Gaga, and have performed his choreography throughout the world.

The evening will include excerpts of Naharin’s choreography performed by the UA Dance Ensemble, film clips about Gaga, and the opportunity to interact with Abraham and Shomroni.

Abraham was a performer and a soloist for Batsheva from 2003-2011 and was a recipient of the Israel Ministry of Culture and Education Grant for Excellence and Achievement from 1999-2001. Shomroni has danced with Batsheva for more than 10 years and continues to work with Naharin on various productions. He is also one of the world’s premier teachers of Gaga Dance.

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