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Merav Israel


edinburgh 2006

Merav Israel
Photo: Jethro Collins
transitstation edinburgh 2006
  Kibuzim dance company – dance training
  B.Dance and teacher diploma – Movement and Movement Notation - Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance
(Feldenkrais Technique, Alexander Technique, Body Mind Centering, Improvisation, Marshal Arts, Movement techniques, Notation, Composition)
  Complimentary courses/workshops – improvisation, contact improvisation, somatic movement methods – In Israel, UK, Poland, Spain, USA
Teachers: Amos Hez (Israel), Anat Shamgar (Israel), Steve Batts (Ireland), Daniel Lapkov (USA), Scott Smith (USA/UK), Lucia Walker (UK), Eilat Almagor (Israel), Julian Hamilton (UK/Spain), Kirstie Simson (USA/UK) and many others.
Indian classical dance and music - In UK, India.
Teacher: Priya Shrikumar, Shri Jayanchandra Kumar, Shri Karaikudi Krishnamurti Sir
Merav Israel

Performances, collaborations, residencies, own work:

  • Taking part as dancer and choreographer in Relocations and Departures project with Dance Ihayami – work in progress –
    April-June 2006
  • Taking part in 4 weeks choreography project in the Studio on the Green with Jenna Agate – Scottish Arts Council Creative development award - February-March 06.
  • Taking part as choreographer and performer in transit station – exhibition as event - Edinburgh February 06 – presenting 2 pieces of new work - Cocoon and Circles.
  • Dancer with danceihayami – Defining Moments 2004, Edinburgh Fringe 2005, Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, Stanwix Theatre in Carlile 2005, New Zealand tour 2005, Off Kilter 2004
  • Produced, directed and performed - Mid-day to Mid-night Duet –a 12 hour performance of contact improvisation including 12 dancers and visiting teachers and workshops – at Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh – August 2004,2005
  • Taking part as dancer in Dance Ihayami – collaboration with Torotoro Maori dance company NZ – in company in residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh, June 2005
  • Taking part as dancer in Intimacy and immensity - artist in residency at Dance Base with Jenna Agate –– May 2005
  • Choreographer and performer in Simply Circles – artist in residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh – new choreography with original music/soundscape by Pippa Murphy – March 2005
  • Director and performer in 2 Ways/Looking in–Looking out – performance in collaboration with Kevin White, Edinburgh – March 2005
  • Taking part as dancer in Love among the ruins – dance theatre performance for The Elements – peace concert, Edinburgh February 2005
  • Taking part as dancer and choreographer in artist in residency at Dance base with Dance Ihayami – shared choreography and performance of Indian classical and contemporary dance to music by Bach – June 2004
  • Director and performer in Haiku and Rhapsodies – performance in collaboration with John Kenny, Edinburgh, Defining Moments 2003 -Dundee, The Arches Live! Glasgow – 2003
  • Director and performer in artist in residency at Dance Base – improvisation form for music and dance with John Kenny – June 2003
  • 3 Weird Women – devised and performed with The Elements, Fringe 2003
  • Palms–Duet - solo piece for multi-disciplinary art project - Jerusalem 2001
  • Co-director and performer in Movement ensemble ‘4’ – producing improvised scores for performance which has been performed and toured in diffferent festivals in Israel 1997-2001

Work with children:

  • Co-manger, co-direcor and movement teacher in semi-professional school for children and teenagers: Anu-Ani-Ata Movement Theatre – Jerusalem 2000-2001
  • Movement teacher and choreographer in semi-professional school for children and teenagers – Children of Opera – Jerusalem 1997-1999


  • Body work and movement – Jerusalem 1997-2001
  • Improvisation – Jerusalem 1997-2001
  • Improvisation and Contact Improvisation – Edinburgh 2002-2006
  • Indian Classical dance – Edinburgh 2004-2006
Merav Israel - cocoon - performance-idea - Rosemary Strang
transitstation edinburgh 2006

Merav Israel
flat 3f1, 54 Easter Road
Edinburgh, EH7 5RQ
0131-661 6925
07821 335 757