Ido Tadmor

Photo by Inbal Marmari

Israeli choreographer-dancer Ido Tadmor has given an artistic boost for the Dead Sea campaign as this unique site competes in the finals of the New7Wonders of Nature contest.

Tadmor took inspiration from the Dead Sea and filmed his dance piece at the Kalya Beach.

“The Dead Sea is my favorite spot in Israel. This is the place where I can rest and go through a ‘rebirthing’, where I feel the strongest spiritual connection, where I feel purified and cleansed. For me – this is one of the most amazing places on earth, and it is important for me to be an active part in its care and development,” said Tadmor.

The Dead Sea is contending against 27 other natural sites around the world, and is considered to be one of the most promising contestants in the campaign to select the New7Wonders of Nature. According to the New7Wonders foundation, some one billion people will vote in the campaign, which will end on 11.11.2011.

Rivaling the Dead Sea in the finals are places like Uluru in Australia, Table Mountain in South Africa, Grand Canyon in the US and Angel Falls in Venezuela.

The Israeli Tourism Ministry has also opened a Facebook page to drum up support.