artists in residence 2017/18

  • ran brown

  • shira eviatar

Ran Brown is a dance thinker and practitioner based in Tel Aviv. Following a career as a dancer with various Israeli choreographers, Ran expanded his interest in the intersection between studio practice and theoretical study through continuously developing different platforms and exploring modes of making and thinking dance. He is founder and co-editor of the online journal Maakaf for performing arts (, and the Editor and co-author of the book Place for Action: Contemporary Choreography in Theory and Practice (Asia Publishers, 2014, in Hebrew). In August and September 2017 Ran is working with students, the dancers of BODHI PROJECT and I.C.E. choreographers in the context of Hidden States - an intercultural dance exchange project of Salzburg/Austria and Tel Aviv/Israel (2016-2018) at SEAD.

Shira Eviatar is an independent choreographer and dancer based in Tel Aviv. She is a DanceWeb scholarship program participant (2015) and holds a degree in dance theatre from Kibbutzim College. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York and in Kelim- a body for choreographic research. She has performed her works in festivals throughout Israel and Europe, such as Curtain Up, Diver Festival, International Exposure, Malta Festival, Fresh – Tanztage Braunschweig, EPOS Film Festival/ Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and recently been invited by the Bat-Sheva Dance Company to perform her newest work Rising. "Shira Eviatar is one of the leading and most promising artists in contemporary dance in Israel, and is leading dance research in ethnic identity“, writes The Diver Festival for contemporary dance 2017. In September 2017 Shira is working with students in the context of Hidden States - an intercultural dance exchange project of Salzburg/Austria and Tel Aviv/Israel (2016-2018) at SEAD.

Patricia Hastewell and Alexandros Anastasiadis
Both graduates from SEAD have spent rehearsal time at their former school to finalize the piece "Bardo Vals" in August 2017. 

Daphna Horenczyk
The former SEAD student is currently based in Munich. She spent a few weeks in July and August 2017 at SEAD to finalize her piece "Above&Beyond" which will premiere in January 2018 in the national theater of the Faroe Islands. Daphna dances with Bui Rouch from the Faroe Islands, and has the dramatic advice from Ariel Cohen, also assistant to the choreographer Ohad Naharin from Batsheva Dance Company in Israel.

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