Gilad Ben Ari (Jerusalem, Israel)

Gilad Ben AriGilad Ben Ari, born in 1982 in Jerusalem, studied contemporary dance at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels/Belgium (2006-2008 with De Keersmaeker) and ballet and modern dance at MASPA at kibbutz Gaaton (2002/03 with Yehudit Arnon) and at Jordan Valley Dance Center (2001/02) in Israel. He worked as a dancer in choreographies by Dana Ruttenberg (2005/06) after joining Batsheva Company (2003-2005) and initiated the project “Running Into the Political Equator” in 2008. Since September 2009 he studies at the Choreography Department of Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK).

His solo pieces and performances were shown at Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen/Germany, at Serendypia festival - Circle of Choreographic Performances in Poznan/Poland and at HaZira Performance Art Arena in Jerusalem/Israel among others in 2010. Lately he received scholarships from Fabrik Potsdam (2010), Dance Research NRW #3 in Aachen (2009) and danceWEB ImPulsTanz in Vienna (2008).

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Vertical Partition #1 - Body, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, March 2010, performance documentation