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Galit Liss

Galit Liss - Independent choreographer, creative artist, initiated  the "Gila workshops of movement and stage art for elderly women". Member of the Israeli Choreographers Association.

Galit is Investigating the experience of aging through the body and movement. As part of her artistic and social agenda, she chooses to create with older non dancers women. Works to create artistic space for women of this age, and to promote the idea of ​​living in a society that enables development and self-realization even in an adult body.

 

Education

MA in arts from the Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Art History.

BA and teaching certificate from the Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem.

 

Scholarship program graduate "Artists for Social Change", Musrara School of Photography and Nagar New Music Media Center.

 

Began her career as a choreographer, in 2008  with the show “Gila” after teaching and management roles in the dance teater. In 2009, she initiated the "Gila Workshops - Movement and Stage Art for Women of the Elderly Age".

She created a unique methodology of working with elderly women, seeks to celebrate the female aging body in all its’ grace and wisdom, offering a platform of dance through which aging becomes a source  of ultimate inspiration and empowerment for self- realization of the aging body.

Alongside with here artistic work, Galit lectures and give workshops around the world. Her lecture deals with the creative processes and the connection between arts and society, emphasizing her experience working with the elderly women.

 

Places in which she lecture:

Harvard University in Boston (2018)

Oxford University in England (2017)

Jerusalem Hebrew University

Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem

Haifa University (2017)

 

Her latest performance "GO - Manifesto to the Elderly Body" (2017)  premiered at the Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, was greeted by the audience with great enthusiasm. The show continues to perform throughout the country.

 

Amongst her works:

"GO"- Premiere at Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, Israel, December 2017.

"557"- Premiere at the Curtain Up Dance Festival 2014, Artistic Director: Itzik Giuli. The performance deals with the adult body as raw material.

"ESHET CHAIL" (A Woman of Valor) - in collaboration with Iris Nise Hadar , premier at the "Between Heaven and Earth"  Dance Festival 2012, Artistic Director : Ronen Itzhki and Daniela Michaeli. The performance deals with contents of feminist and gender issues through the space of choice in the woman's world.

"TZILA" - Premiere in 2012, at Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater, Israel. The performance deals with an inspiring rehabilitation story.

"GILA" - Premiere at the "Women Festival" 2008, Israel.  Artistic Director: Rivi Feldmesser Yaron. The performance deals with life through the glasses of old-age.

“Fluchkes” - The work process of the show "Gila" was filmed for a documentary film by the director Ofer Inov . The film- Fluchkes (Yiddish for flabby arms) that was screened at the "Doc Aviv" Festival 2011 and in various cinematheques around the world and on few television stations. 

 

Participation in exhibitions:

"Infinite beauty - Blossoming, Movement, and the Passing of Time" - Curator: Lee Ramon, The Edge Gallery, 2009. The exhibition included still images by photographer Eli Passi and videos of the performance "Gila" by the video artiest Niv Moshe Ben David

"Accessibility" – Curator: Gabi Yair, an exhibition of "Artists Group for Social Change, 2008". The exhibition included a video of the performance "Gila" by the video artiest Niv Moshe Ben.

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