Docu-Dance 2018

Dance is an art that expresses beauty, music and creativity- and at the same time can be a personal and social way to express pain and protest, or demand justice.

The films in this project present the richness and complexity of life in Israel through different aspects of dance. Each film brings its creator’s point of view on Israeli life, and together they create a mosaic reflecting a multi-layered society that shares a common means of expression: Dance.

I chose this subject for the deep connection and similarity between the arts of dance and cinema, two languages that derive both from the souls of their creators and the society in which they exist.

Yael Perlov,
Artistic Director and Producer

Producer: Yael Perlov

Executive Producer: Hadar Hasina Masasa

Post Production Producer: Naama Yehezkeli

Film Directing Supervisor : Reuven Hecker

Israel19 minDocumentaryHebrew2018

Six years ago, Miri Shalem and the women of Beit Shemesh went performed a flash mob in the center of the city, protesting the story of eight-year-old Naama Margolese, who was spat on by ultra-Orthodox extremists, on her way to school. Miri continues to act against the exclusion of women in the ultra-Orthodox city. Today, she goes on a journey to create a new flash mob dance, while its purpose is more relevant than ever: the presence of women in the public sphere.

Director: Hila Chessen
Script: Hila Chessen
Camera: Maayan Blech
Editor: Yael Perlov
Actors: Miri Shalem, Liat Amar, Yona Morgenstern, Orna Nachmany, Ruthie Berkley, Alisa Coleman, Tali Samuel
Production: Yael Perlov, Hadar Masasa, Naama Yehezkeli
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television in the University of Tel-Aviv
Nour – نور
Israel23 minDocumentaryHebrew, Arabic2018

Nour Morse is an 18 years old Arabic boy from a small village in the north of Israel. From a young age he dances Debka, An arabic folklore dance. At the age of 14 he saw for the first time a ballet show. This show opened his eyes and drew him towards this art. Today, Nour aspires to make a drastic change in his life in order to fulfill his dream and become a modern dancer – but first he needs to deal with his family, the harsh world of modern dance, and above all – himself.

Director: Ori Birger
Script: Ori Birger
Camera: Shai Skif
Editor: Yael Perlov
Actors: Nour Morse, Rabeah Morkus, Saleh Shami, Naomi Perlov
Production: Yael Perlov, Hadar Masasa, Naama Yehezkeli
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television in the University of Tel-Aviv
Gadi King of Israel
Israel18 minDocumentaryHebrew2018

When he raises his hands, thousands of dancers move to the rhythm of his footsteps. The folk dances that he has composed have become canonized in Israeli folklore. Gadi Bitton, the indisputable leader of the greatest Israeli dance culture, receives not artistic recognition.
This is a portrait of a king, the son of a Rabbi, after whom crowds of dancers are carried away

Director: Ido Weisman
Script: Ido Weisman
Camera: Ido Weisman
Editor: Yael Perlov, Shauly Melamed
Actors: Gadi Bitton
Production: Yael Perlov, Hadar Masasa, Naama Yehezkel
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television in the University of Tel-Aviv
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 1
13.06.18
Wednesday, 20:00
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