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Merav Dagan

Choreographer and performer

Date of birth: 26/06/1984
Cell Phones: +972509645296
Email: daganmerav@gmail.com
https://www.meravdagan.com/

 

Education

2018 - present  M.A student at the interdisciplinary art program, Tel Aviv University.

2017-2018 Graduate of Ilan Lev Practitioners training program.

2015 DanceWEB scholar at ImPulsTanz , Vienna      

2012-2014 participate in Kelim's reading grope lead by Ran Brown.
2009 -2011 Graduate of Ashtanga Yoga teachers training under the direction of Eyal Tchahanovsky, Jaffa, Israel.
2005-2008 BA and a teaching certificate in the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance.
1996-2002 Student at "Habustan" school of the arts in Netanya.
1999-2002 Graduate of "Dror" high school dance department.
 

Prizes and Awards:

2019 The Israeli Minister of Culture Award for 10 years of creation.

2019 “Out of the box award” at Gutenburg Fringe Festival, Sweden for Bloody Mary solo work.

2015 Best video award in the Acco Fringe Theatre Festival for I Can't Hold It.

2015 Full scholarship for the Danceweb program, ImpulsTanz, Vienna.

2013 First prize in 'Shades in Dance' Festival, for the choreography of I Can See Them Coming.

2012 Best Female Actress Award in the Acco Fringe Theatre Festival, for her role in Israela Aharon's show - Marathon.                                                                                                                                                     

2008 Second award at the Gertrude Kraus Choreography competition with the solo Miyaw.

Works:

2019 Ida, commissioned work for Belgrade Dance Institut.

2019 100 shades of red, commissioned work for Carmela Dance group, Haifa.

2018 Bloody Mary, premiere at Diver Festival, Tel Aviv.

2016 Come Closer in collaboration with Stav Marin, premiere at 'Curtain up' festival.

2016 All the Treadmills Are Desperate 2 (group piece) premiere at Intimadance festival Tmuna theater TLV.  

2014-2015 I Can't Hold It in collaboration with Ophir Ben Shimon, premiere at Acco fringe theater festival.                                                                                                                                                                                 

2013 I Can See Them Coming, premiere at 'Shades in Dance' Festival.

2011 Irregular Deep Breath, premiere at fresco's young artist's exposure and performed at 'Mash'  and 'Mahol Aher' dance festivals.                                                                                                                            

2008 Miyaw, premiere at Gertrude Kraus Choreography competition.                                                                                                          

2006 Bubalah premiere at 'Intimadance' festival 'Tmuna' theatre TLV.

 

Teaching Experience

2019 Contemporary dance and Yoga for dancers workshop at Teatre Franco Parenti – Milan, Italy.

2019 Gest theacher at Belgrad Dance Institue.

2016 - present Contemporary dance for children and adults in the Arab-Jewish community center, Jaffa.

2015 - present Contemporary dance and Yoga for dancers at RESEARCH training program, Netanya.

2012-2015  Ashtanga yoga teacher, Yoga Levontin, TLV

2010 - present contemporary dance and Ballet for youth at "Habustan" school for performance art , Natanya.

2010-2017 Bellet and Contemporary dance for youth at Niritdance studio, Modiin.

2012  Ashtanga yoga teacher, Lotus studio, TLV.

2011-2012 Ashtanga yoga teacher at Yoga Shala, Jaffa.

2009-2010 contemporary dance for adults, PLAY studio (Ilanit Tadmor) , TLV.

2006-2009 contemporary dance and Ballet for adults, KDC studio, Jerusalem.

 


Professional Experience

2020 Artist in residence at Pimmoff Center, Millan, Italy.

 

2020 Artist in Residence in the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s residency program.

 

2019-2020 residency at Kelin center’ Bat Yam.

 

2019 residency at the stage workshops center, Tel Aviv.

 

2019 Ida, commissioned work for Belgrad Dance Institut.

 

2019 100 shades of red, commissioned work for Carmela Dance company, Haifa.

 

2018 Creator and performer of Bloody Mary, premiere at Diver festival, Tel Aviv. Performed at BELEF festival – Belgrade, Gothenburg Fringe festival – Swedom, HANGARTFEST Pesaro – Italy.

 

2018 Creator and performer of Bloody Mary- part 1, premiere at Intimadance festival, Tmuna Theatre Tel Aviv

 

2018 Participation in Tights: Dance & Thought, a residency program at Mandel center, Jaffa, Israel.

 

2018 Residency at Sderot Adama center, Sderot, Israel.

 

2017 – present Choreographer and performer in Tonic-Clonic, a multidisciplinary music project that combines pop-rock punk psychedelic music with dance, performance and video art.

 

2017 Residency at Kelim choreography center, Bat Yam, Israel.

 

2016 Co-creator and performer of Come Closer, premiere at Curtain up festival.

Performed at Stockholm Fringe Festival and Diversia  festival Kostroma- Russia.

 

2016 Co-creator and performer of All the treadmills are desperate 2 (group piece) premiere in Intimadance festival Tmuna theater TLV.  

 

2016 Performer in Two Work a performance exhibition by Nir Segal, Rawart Gallery, TLV.

 

2016  A yearlong residency together with Stav Marin at 'Festfactory' center, Bat Yam.

 

2015 Participation in "48 project" led by Dana Ruttenberg, Tel Aviv.

 

2015 Co-creator and performer of I Can't Hold It (full version) premiere at Acco Fringe Festival.

 

2015 Participation in the danceweb program at ImPulsTanz ,Vienna.

Participating in workshops and research projects with: Keith Hennessy,  jennifer lacey,  Anne Juren , Mårten Spångberg , Mark Lorimer , Doris Uhlich , Benoit Lachambre, Jonathan Burrows, Jassem HindiI, Kira Kisch, Jared Gradinger & Angela Schubot, Alice Chauchat, David Hernandez .

                                                                                                                                  2014 Dancer in Beware! Low Concrete Mushrooms by Or Marin and Oran Nahum. Premiere at Warehouse 2, Jaffa.

 

2014 Performer in 'Public Auction' by Erez Maayan and Anat Catz. 'Hot Spot' event in the Israeli Museum Jerusalem.

 

2014 Co-creator and performer of I Can't Hold It (short version), premiere at 'A-Genre' Festival, Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv.

 

2013 Creator and performer of I Can See Them Comiong, premiere at 'Shades in Dance' Festival. Artistic director: Idit Herman.

 

2012 Dancer in Sensitivity to Hit by Dafi Altabeb premiere at Napoli Theatro Festival, Napoli, Italy. Toured to Seoul - South Korea.

 

2012 Dancer/actress in Maraton by Aharona Israel, premiere at Acco Fringe Festival. Winner of best female actress award. Tours to Canada, Poland, Germany, and Russia.

 

2012 Dancer in Taanugi Gugi by Merav Cohen, premiere at Acco theater.

 

2012  Dancer/actress in The Neighbor's Grief Is Greener by Emanuella Amichai. Tours to Belgium, Poland, Spain, India, USA and Singapur.


2011  Dancer  in Dear Juan by Odelia Kuperberg.

2011 Dancer in Women's Aid by Dafi Altabeb, premiere at  "Machol Baruah" dance festival, Jerusalem.
 

2011 Dancer in Cohenet Zedek choreographed by Anat Katz and Erez Maayan

premiere at 'Intimadance' 2011, Tmuna theater, TLV.

 

2011 Creator and performer of Irregular Deep Breath, premiere at Fresco's Young Artists Exposure. Performed at 'Mahol Lohet' 2011  and 'Mahhol Aher' 2012 dance festivals.

2010 Dancer \ actress in Side Road by Abigail Rubin and Yoav Bartal,
premiere at Acco Fringe Festival 2010.

2009 Dancer in Under The Carpet by Dafi Altabeb. premiere at 'Curtain Up' dance festival, Suzanne Dellal, TLV. Tours to China and Brazil.

 

2009 Dancer in Scratching The Edges by Dafi Altabeb .The work has been selected and performed at NO BALLE  dance competition, Germany.

 

2008-2009 Dancer in Tammy Dance Company, choreographer Nimrod Freed. Tours to NYU, South Africa and Vilnius.
 

2008 Dancer in Good News by Nadar Rosano , premiere at 'Mahol Shalem' Dance Festival.

2008 Creator and performer of Miyaw, premiere at Gertrude Kraus Choreography compactions.

2007 Dancer in Portion of Rice by Nadar Rosano, premiere at 'Mahol Shalem' Dance Festival. Tours in Poland, Vilnius, Portugal, and Germany.
 

2006 Creator of Bubalah, premiere at 'Intimadance'  festival Tmuna theatre, TLV.

 

2003-2007 Dancer in KDC. Choreographer Amir Kolben.
Tours in Brazil and Chile (July 2004), Hungary (August 2004), Bulgaria and Romania (May 2005), Poland and Romania (June 2007).