Retrospective on 30 years of performative arts throught historical documents
Access Map - Oct 1989
On this ground used to stand the first education center built outside of Jaffa, in 1908. The façade of the original building was renovated into the Suzanne Dellal Hall in 1989 by the Dellal Family Foundation. The changeover of the site contributed to the increasing of the attractivity of Neve Tsedek.
Curtain Up was inititated by the Suzanne Dellal Centre, with the Support of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Along the years, it has become a major event for established local choreographers.
The Curtain Up Festival is a celebration of all onstage arts: performers, producers, costume designers and more. The Festival chooses a different group of dancers every year to spot the next dancing superstars and get them featured in the festival.
This festival gives independent choreographers the opportunity to present fully produced performances with support in all aspects of production, including lighting and costume design, technical support, public relations, advertising campaigns, and income from ticket sales. Each year, established local dance artists are appointed to identify new talent to participate in Curtain Up. These mentors guide them through the creation process, culminating in three weeks of performance throughout Israel, at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, and again the following summer as part of Summer Dance. Curtain Up is supported by the Dance Department of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and produced by the Israel Festival.
Shades in Dance is a bi-annual mentorship program that pairs young choreographers with a professional artistic director to create a fully produced premiere that serves as these artists’ debut into the Israeli dance scene. Many of today’s top Israeli choreographers began their professional careers as part of this project, including Barak Marshall, Inbal Pinto, Emanuel Gat, Liat Dror & Nir Ben-Gal, Vertigo Dance Company, and many more.
An initiative of the Suzanne Dellal Centre with support from the Tel Aviv Yaffo Municipality, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Sports presenting the very best of Israeli contemporary dance, revealing the richness, creativity, imagination, strength, and innovation of dance in Israel to presenters from all around the world.
SummeSummer Dance is the annual encore showcase of the best of Israeli contemporary dance that premiered or was presented throughout the year, giving audiences the opportunity to revisit their favorite works from the previous twelve months. The two-month festival, which concludes the season of performances at Suzanne Dellal, also welcomes renowned international companies and choreographers to the Centre.
Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre – Tel Aviv
Yair Vardi - Director
Claudio Kogon - Deputy Director
Rachel Grodjinovsky - Foreign Affairs
Vicky Somech - Book Keeper
Michal Mor-Haim - Scheduling & Production Manager
Avi Evan - Graphic Designer
Michael Dellal - Marketing Manager
Jacob Beresy - Chief Electrician, Lighting Designer
Miki Patish - Soundman
Sergei Berezin - Maintenance Manager
Galit Peri - Box Office Manager
Ben Shimnuberg - Box Office Responsible