Skin sculpture: Manuela Benaim.
Residency with the support of the Israel Lottery Council For Culture & Arts.
11.12 - 23.12
During this residency Nitsan Margaliot will work on the dancepiece called r e t u r n i n g.
Nitsan Margaliot is an Israeli – Berlin based dance maker, dancer and a teaching artist. He graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school. Immediately after that he went on to dance in Kamuyot, a joint production by Batsheva Dance Company and Riksteatern in Sweden. He then joined Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company for two years under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. In 2011 he joined Vertigo Dance Company, artistic director Noa Wertheim, where he danced for two years. performing and touring internationally.
In 2013 he created his first solo piece which premiered in Shades of Dance Festival at Suzanne Dellal Centre, artistic director Idit Herman. Later on that year Nitsan moved to Berlin, where he is now based. Since then he worked with choreographers such as: Andonis Foniadakis, Laurent Chétouane, Maud Le Pladec, Ido Feder, Kat Válastur, Einav Katan-Schmid, Aoife McAtamney and Anne Collod. In the last few years he has been collaborating on improvisation works with musicians such as Clara Gervais and Steuart Pincombe.
Lately, Nitsan has been teaching at: ADK, the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg, Body Matters mini-symposium in Berlin; AVAYAVA- Contemporary Dance Festival in Pune, India; Vertigo International Dance Training Program, Dance Community Club in Israel, Missouri State University and The University of the Arts, USA. He is a co-founder of Mo.Ré, Collective for Movement Research, where he teaches improvisation classes regularly at Dock11, marameo and Tanzfabrik in Berlin.
In 2017-18 he created two duets, supported by Mapping Dance Berlin and performed at Adama Festival and Kelim Center in Israel.
Currently Nitsan is studying his MFA in Dance at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he is a Fellowship recipient under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield, with the support of the University of the Arts President’s Fund for Excellence, BGU/Philadelphia Academic Bridge Fund, Szloma-Albam-Stiftung and the Norbert Janssen Stiftung.
In November 2019, he premiered a new work, commissioned by Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company in cooperation with the Jewish Community Frankfurt am Main, as part of the Jewish Cultural Weeks.
r e t u r n i n g
In the here and now, a meeting took place, an event between layers in time.
Moments of ‘Kairos’ glimpsed through ‘Chronos’ – hints of eternity through our temporal lenses.
By attending to the sensorial exploration of skin, unfolding our relationship to a layer of protection we tune towards what we cannot leave behind and the impossibility of being absent from our envelope. By examining weight, continuity, linearity and intimacy the work alludes to cycles of impossible utopias intertwined with longing, time loops and the never-ending process of healing and adjusting.
“…understating time is understanding us and understanding us is understanding time” – Carlo Rovelli
Photo credit: deda productions