Photo courtesy of Dominique Nguyen for UCLA Arts
Culture Crossing - An Evening of Dance by UCLA Students & Faculty
Tuesday, March 14, 20176:00 PM
Kaufman Hall, Room 200
Culture Crossing is an exciting end-of-quarter performance where students and faculty show the work they generated in courses reflecting the vital creative perspectives from the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.
One of the performances will be a dance choreographed by Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Shahar Binyamini entitled
"L U N G S," which incorporates students from both the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
Come see this unique collaboration between the UCLA dance and opera students, and enjoy other performances by UCLA students.
About Shahar Binyamini
Shahar Binyamini is a performer, choreographer and teacher of the Gaga movement language. He has been teaching two courses at UCLA during the Winter Quarter in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance: “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 at UCLA is made possible thanks to generous support from the Israel Institute's Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Program, along with the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.