Naama Barak
July 7, 2019

Tel Aviv’s picturesque neighborhood of Neve Tzedek is home to many great things – Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s house, beautiful 19th century architecture, some of the best ice cream in town and also Suzanne Dellal,  Israel’s leading dance venue.

Formally known as the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre, the center is now celebrating its 30th anniversary and is literally putting its best foot forward for the occasion.

A special international season, starting this month and running until November, is set to emphasize the works of Israeli-born artists and choreographers who will be returning to the Holy Land to give local audiences a glimpse of their creations.

And while the center regularly hosts international shows alongside those of its resident companies, the world-renowned Batsheva Dance Company and Inbal Dance Theater, the anniversary program is really pulling out all the stops.

The celebrations are set to start off with the performance of America Baila by the Ensalsate dance company from Colombia, which incorporates multiple Latin American dance styles such as salsa, samba and mambo. Those wishing to join in on the fun will also get a chance to do so at an outdoor salsa dance open to the general public on July 19.

A performance of America Baila by the Ensalsate dance company. Photo by Paula Ortiz

Other international performances will include those of dance companies and artists from Korea, Argentina, Spain and China.

On the Israeli side, Israeli artists and creators showcasing their works throughout the season include Israeli-born, New York-based choreographer Ori Flomin and his partner Helena Franzen; Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat, nowadays operating in France and across Europe; and the Compañía Sharon Fridman from Spain.

Dancers perform a creation by choreographer Emanuel Gat. Photo by Julia Gat

Apart from the shows, several evenings will be dedicated to lectures and Q&A’s with the artists.

For more information on performances and events, click here.

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