L U N G S - A Work by Shahar Binyamini

Sunday, March 05, 2017
6:00 PM

L U N G S is a performance for dancers and singers created by Shahar Binyamini.

Come to see a unique collaboration between students in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Thanks to Professor Peter Kazaras, Director of Opera UCLA, for making this experimental collaboration possible with student singers from the Voice and Opera Area in the Department of Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

About Shahar Binyamini

Shahar Binyamini is a performer, choreographer and teacher of the Gaga movement language. He will teach two courses at UCLA during the Winter Quarter in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, including “Advanced Modern/Postmodern Dance” and “Gaga Movement for Dancers.”

While Binyamini currently collaborates with Ohad Naharin, a world-renowned Israeli contemporary choreographer, he also creates his own choreographies for theaters and companies in countries across the globe as well as video installations and sculptures which he presents in theaters, museums and galleries in Israel and abroad.

From 2007-2014, Binyamini danced in the Batsheva Dance Company and performed extensively the repertoire of Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. During his time with Batsheva, Binyamini began his work as a Gaga teacher and choreographer through the “Dancer Create” program, which he later directed for two years.

In 2013, Binyamini helped establish the “Tnuda” research group of dancers, choreographers, and scientists at the Weizmann Institute, which explores the connection between science and movement.

His residency is made possible thanks to generous support from the Israel Institute's Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program. The Israel Institute is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and study of modern Israel.