Tel Aviv
Israel

IDAN COHEN

Bio

Idan was born and raised in Israel on Kibbutz Mizra. The kibbutz (a socialist community) life has had a wide effect on his artistic life and work. From 1998-2005, he danced with the world-renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company.Since 2005, he has been performing, creating, and teaching as an international award-winning choreographer. His recent works include Mad Siren (2011); Brazil (2010), in collaboration with Maria Kong Dance Company; Because (2010), created for Silesian Dance Company in Bytom, Poland; Swan Lake (2009), supported by Tanzplan, Dresden, Germany; Joy Ride (2008); My sweet little fur (2007,1st Performance Prize, Stuttgart Solo Dance Festival); Half cup sesame seeds (2007) 1st prize and Encouragement Award for original interpretation of musical composition at the Maragarita Arnaudova modern dance competition in Sofia, Bulgaria; and A year in a fish life (2006, 2nd prize from the “No Ballet” competition, Ludwigshafen, Germany).

Idan has been touring with his work internationally, and has been invited as a Guest Artist and teacher worldwide. He is currently a Copeland fellow at Amherst College in Massachusetts, choreographing and teaching for the Five Colleges Dance Program.


 

"Mad Siren" - 2011

Performing Arts