20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Israel

20th Cyprus Contemporary Dance - Israel


The first of two "dance" weekends at Rialto Theatre, in the framework of the Contemporary Dance Festival, which starts with the French group on Saturday, ends with the Israeli group on Sunday 18 June. Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company is one of the leading dance companies in the world (Artistic Director: Rami Be’er), comes to the Rialto stage with its technically strong and physically eclectic cast of sixteen dancers and its dynamic sensibility. A space of movement in constant change. Empty spaces, splashes of colour, moments of convergence. Landscape, a glance, a touch. A whiff of remembrance in time and space.  Horses in the Sky premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the Fall of 2016 before embarking on an international tour.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) is widely identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er whose exclusive and unique choreographic character has become the company’s trademark both in Israel and abroad. With its technically strong and physically eclectic cast of dancers and its dynamic sensibility, KCDC characterizes Israeli dance at its best.  KCDC was founded in 1973 by the late Yehudit Arnon who laid the foundation for today’s thriving International Dance Village, the heart and home of the company, which comprises of a total of nearly 80 Israeli and international dancers. These dancers make up KCDC’s Main Company, KCDC’s Second Company and KCDC’s 5-month & 10-month international study abroad dance programme Dance Journey. KCDC also hosts an annual Summer Intensive for both international and Israeli dancers, as well as year-round courses.

Choreography, stage & Lighting design: Rami Be'er

Executive director: Amira Teomi

International director: Yoni Avital

Sound editing: Rami Be’er, Alex Claude

Costume design: Rami Be’er, Lilach Hatzbani

Technical director: Diego Fernandez

Sound & Lighting: Lior Cohen

Performance manager: Zadok Zemach

Wardrobe: Ofra Sharon Heimann

Rehearsal director: Nitza Gombo

Dancers: Shani Cohen, David Ben Shimon, Martin Harriague, Su Jeong Kim, Hagar Shachal, Niv Elbaz, Rony Ben Simon, Ilya Nikurov, Megan Doheny, Anastasia Cheshun, Jin Hwan Seok, Shelly Lemel, May Asor, Albert Galindo, Lea Bessoudo, Nat Wilson, Jungwoon Jung


Organizers: Ministry of Education and Culture & Rialto Theatre, in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Centers of the participating countries

Collaboration: Pafos 2017 - Cultural Capital of Europe 

Supported by: Municipality of Limassol, Nicosia Municipality, Event Pro

Media Sponsors: O Fileleftheros, The Cyprus Weekly, MegaOne


Entrance: € 5 (Free admission for pupils, students, soldiers, pensioners and dance professionals)

Duration: 60'