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Nimrod Freed and Tami Dance Company: 'CRASH - Tennis in the Sky with Isadora'

Hi there,

I'm happy to present an evening of dance, theater and live music. Nimrod Freed, an international choreographer, brings together Mami Shimazaki, a wonderful Japanese creative dancer who has lived in Israel for many years and has danced as a soloist in the Batsheva Dance Company, with the musician Sharon Attar (drums, electric guitar). Their joint work creates a clash between different cultures and dance styles that creates an authentic harmonious movement language and an exciting stage experience - in a surprising dialogue between live music, dance, speech, and singing.

Nimrod Freed and Tami Dance Company: 'CRASH  - Tennis in the Sky with Isadora'
Credit: Taken by Itamar Freed

WHEN: June 23, 2022 at 20:00

WHERE: Yaron Yerushalmi Hall, Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre

The show is composed of three works: 'CRASH', 'Tennis in the Sky with Isadora' and the work "Indecent Movement" by guest artist Hillel Kogan.


We live in a world of conflicts - with ourselves, in our society and between cultures: the desire for love versus loneliness and helplessness. Roots and tradition clash with change and innovation. The work is inspired by: “Do you love me” Johnny Thunders & The Heart Breakers.

Choreography: Nimrod Freed | Dancer: Mami Shimazaki | Live and original music, drums and guitar: Sharon Attar Costume Design: Jennifer Kim | Stylist: Omri David Ben Avi | Art: Talia Freed

Producer: Atalia Baumer.

Tennis in the Sky with Isadora

The uncompromising struggle of the tennis player for victory as an image of our war for survival here and now. To attack, defend, lose and win - from the personal level to the political and the social. The authentic sound of the tennis court combined with soul music. Homage to Isadora Duncan - the pioneer of modern dance and the first dancer to perform barefoot.

Choreography: Nimrod Freed | Dancer: Mami Shimazaki | Music: - 20syl - Game set & match Radiohead - Good Evening Mrs Magpie [Modeselector RMX] David Bowie - Station To StationFunkadelic - Maggot Brain | Musical Editor: Harel Tzemach | Outfit: Mami Shimazaki| Art: Talia Freed.

Indecent movement

This work is a tribute to German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. Indecent movement was originally created for five dancers, and was first presented at a the 'Curtain-Up' festival in 2011. "The work marks the beginning of my interest in choreographic writing based on quotations and addressing the canon of Western artistic dance" Hillel Kogan.

Nimrod Freed lived in New York City for about 10 years - performed with the band KEI TAKEI and created independently. He is one of the founders of the Choreographers Association. He founded and artistically managed the "On a Thin Rope" project at Beit Tami, the Lev Tel Aviv Community Cultural Center and the "Red Line" project at the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art. The Nimrod Freed / Tami Band was the winner of the Steinmetz Family Foundation grant, the Du Aman Award - Habima Theater and other grants and awards. He performed in five continents around the world and is a senior lecturer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Holds an MA from Columbia University.

Mami Shimazaki is a dancer, actress, creator and teacher. Born in Tokyo, Japan, she lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. Mami danced as a soloist for about 12 years with the Batsheva Dance Company and appeared in most of the repertoire of the creator Ohad Naharin. Worked with choreographers such as John Jespers, William Forsythe, Sharon Eyal, Ruth Ziv-Ayal, Barak Marshall and more. Mami Shimazaki is the winner of the Best Actress Award - European Independent Film Festival 2018, as the lead actress in the feature film "Call for Dreams", directed by Ran Slavin. In recent years she has performed and created in Europe with dance, theater and video productions. Teacher and facilitator of workshops for all ages in contemporary ballet and dance, in Israel and around the world. Graduate of the Maurice Bejart School of Dance and Performing Arts in Switzerland.

Hillel Kogan was born in 1974. An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose works have appeared at festivals and stages in Israel and around the world. He has danced in the Batsheva Dance Company and in bands in Portugal and Switzerland. Among his works are "Rite of Spring" and "What Now." Directed the Curtain-Up Festival from 2015-2016, and created for bands in France, Portugal and Austria.


CRASH - Tennis in the Sky with Isadora - Indecent Movement

June 23rd, 2022 at 20:00

Ticket Price: 80 NIS.

Discount Price: 60 NIS for students, retirees, and friends

Tickets may be purchased through the following linked website.



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