Retrospective on 30 years of performative arts  throught historical documents

Printed Archives
Since its establishment in 1989, more than 13,000 performances -of dance, theater and music- took place at the Suzanne Dellal Centre. You are invited to dive into the rich past of this historical site throught  a selection of printed materials. All the archives are available to the audience under request.
I. Overview through time

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.

Combined Evening - Batsheva Dance Company
Ladders - Oshra Elkayam
Neve Tzedek Theatre Group
Tel Aviv Young Orchestra
Combined evening - Kol U'Dmama Dance Company
Tmuna Theatre for Children
Two rooms apartment - Liat Dror & Nir Ben Gal
Soweto - Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

1992 "Suzanne Dellal : An invitation to Dance"

Today "Suzanne Dellal, it's all about dance"

Yaron Yerushalmi was born in 1950 of David and Ilana Yerushalmi. He died during the war of attrition at the age of 19. The families David and Michael Yerushalmi have dedicated the Yaron Yerushalmi Level, which hosts a theatre, a rehearsal studio and the Suzanne Dellal Centre offices.

The Batsheva Building supported by the Dellal Foundation, the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo, the Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Tel Aviv Foundation. The building serves the Batsheva Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble.

The Unlimited Israeli Dance Memebership allows the audiences to attend unlimited dance performances at the Suzanne Dellal Centre venues, along the year, with a wide variety of dance companies and genres.

II. Festivals & International Platforms

In partnership with the Municipality of Tel Aviv, a primary funder of the instituion alongside the Tel Aviv Foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Education.

"Women Create" aims to support female choreographers in their development.

International Dance Competition
Vocal Music

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.

Under the framework of its activities to promote classical ballet in Israel, the Association founded a Trust Fund to support excelling dancers and to commemorate Mia Arbatova, pioneer of classical ballet, her unrelenting work and eminent contribution to classical ballet in Israel.

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.

18 years later

A joint initiative of the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre and the British Council, which allowed Israeli choreographers to learn in the UK.

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.

The International Dance Competition brings companies and choreographers from all around the world. The Competition allowed the Suzanne Dellal Centre to establish cultural ties with counterparts around the globe.

Three contemporary Israeli dance companies performed in Italy.

- Shelee Gonen presents "Chronic"
- Adi Sha'al and Noa Wertheim (today Vertigo Dance Company) present Limbo
- Barak Marshall (currently Artistic Director of the Inbal Dance Company) presents Aunt Leah

The music festival occures every spring at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, and is based on J.S.Bach creations.

Tel Aviv Dance presents a wide range of Israeli independent choreographers as well as groups and major dance companies, along with an international program which included Granhoj Dans (Denmark), Angelin Preljocaj (France), Miguel Angel Berna (Spain), Maguy Marin (France).

Both Israeli dance as well as international dance are intrinsec part of The Suzanne Dellal Centre yearly program. In this brochure, Spanish artist Jose Porcel and on the right side, Nights of the Rising Sun, bringing the best of Japanese contemporary dance.

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.

Under the Artistic Direction of Eli Grunfeld, the First International Yiddish Festival brought together artists and ensembles from Israel, Poland and Sweden, with a wide variety of styles and genres within the Yiddish culture.

Following the success of Spanish dance companies at the Suzanne Dellal Centre, and along the Festivals Days of Flamenco and MadriDanza, DanzaEspana showcased both contemporary as well as Flamenco, from all different Regions - Andalucia, Catalunya and Madrid.

III. Brochures and Events Materials

Featuring local schools' performances, workshops for young people, modern dance shows, orchestras, ballet competition and festivals.

1992: creation of Theatronetto

The two jazz musicians host an event at the Suzanne Dellal : "A special Concert on behalf of the Raz-Ram Foundation"

"Two Rooms Apartment" by Liat Dror and Niv Ben-Gal

This is the historical archives for all print materials of the Suzanne Dellal Centre including programs and brochures.
Credits: Story

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

Suzanne Dellal Center

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