Choreography

Ilana Cohen views dance and its development as a component of the Israeli social body of works created regionally. Instead of staying in an artistic bubble she feels is influenced by artists all over the country and the entire world.

“Half a Royal Gown” is a performance incorporating drama (with actor Eli Gornstein) based on poetry by Rachel the Poetess and Shlomit Cohen-Assif using modern music composed by Uri Vadislavsky. The “Human Being” project was inspired by visions and images of the prophet Ezekiel with actor Matty Seri. Later on playwright Haim Adisis was contacted to collaborate on the children’s musical “Child’s Secret” to combine dance, drama and singing.

Ilana Cohen uses the Inbal movement language in an individual manner so as to advance modern artistic dance incorporating ethnic and traditional elements (Sarah Levy-Tanai). As a partner in Israeli choreographic efforts Ilana Cohen uses techniques of movements to enhance the Israeli cultural issues that she has absorbed through the years.

Ilana Cohen’s Roots
Traditional Education followed by Kibbutz Instruction
Cohen spent her adolescence at Kibbutz Beit Oren

Yemenite Jewish tradition and culture as the antithesis of the Israeli born melting pot molds the concept behind Cohen’s artistic work aimed at a fusion of movement materials depicting various
ongoing social conflicts. Cohen’s dance techniques touch upon past, present and future modes.

Ilana Cohen also staged dance performances that were commissioned by other groups.
“Ancestors’ Hill” 1992 at Yad Vashem
“Burning Town” 1993 at Carmiel Dance Festival
Co-production with Nimrod Fried for the 1995 Akko Fringe Theater Festival
“Urn” 1999 by Geula Sivani Yana in London with the Oranim Troupe
“Insomnia” 2000 in Japan with musician Tuchituri
“Bedouin” and “Cans” at Misgav Festival
Israel Festival, Jerusalem 1988 “Bare Naked” Music by Shlomo Bar, Choreography by Ilana Cohen
Dance Aberala” in Johannesburg, South Africa with solo appearance "
Solo appearance in "Veil” Video Project
“Good Sabbath” Video Project

“Lamentation” with musician Shlomo Bar and Judith Greenspan’s costume design
“Mother” with musician Richard Ferber and Judith Greenspan’s costume design 1987
“Veil” Racheli Sela’s costume design and “Nafas” music, 1988
“Half a Royal Gown” with musician Uri Vadislavsky and Judith Greenspan’s costume design, with poetry by Rachel the Poetess and Shlomit Cohen-Assif and solo cellist Eli Gornstein, 1990

"Sejera"- Video Project, 1997

“Ancestors’ Hill” composed by Ofer Shalhin with music of singer Shlomo Bar and Talia Fried’s costume design

“Human Being" with actor Matty Seri’s music and Racheli Sela's Costume design, 2000

“King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba” by playwright Haim Adisis with music by Benny Fliedel and
Racheli Sela's Costume design, 2001

“Jacob and Esau” by playwright Haim Adisis with music by Benny Fliedel and
Racheli Sela's Costume design, 2003

“Streams”with music by Shlomo Bar and Gal’s costume design - Video project, 2005

“king_david” by playwright Haim Adisis with music by Benny Fliedel and Racheli Sela's Costume design, 2007




"sajara"

"sajara"

"Human Being"

"Urn"

 
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