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Fri, Sep 22


The Dance Complex

Studio Showing - Itzik Galili

Join us for BDT's next open studio showing with award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili and his artistic associate Elisabeth Gibiat.

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Studio Showing - Itzik Galili
Studio Showing - Itzik Galili

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

About The Event

Boston Dance Theater welcomes award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili and his artistic associate Elisabeth Gibiat back to Boston for the first time since 2019!

Since 2018 BDT has housed multiple works by Itzik in its repertoire, including “Chameleon”, “Man of the Hour” and “Memories” fashioned specifically for Boston Dance Theater’s Core Members. We are thrilled to welcome Itzik and Elisabeth back to stage a duet entitled “If as if” on the company!

BDT is a recipient of the inaugural BLOOM residency at The Dance Complex, with major support from Movement Arts Creation Studio. We are grateful to both organizations for providing studio space for these rehearsals. We would also like to thank the Consulate General of Israel to New England for their support of this engagement.


Friday, September 22, 2023, 1PM-2PM EST


Boston Dance Theater open rehearsal showing of “If as if” by Itzik Galili. Since 2018, BDT Core Members have interpreted three works by Itzik. In September 2023, returning to the company for the first time since COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown, Itzik and his associate Elisabeth will be working with four members of the company to stage a duet for future performances and touring opportunities.



The Dance Complex

536 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02139

Virtual: Click here to join the Zoom Meeting

Who you will meet:

-BDT’s Founder/Director: Jessie Jeanne Stinnett

-Choreographer: Itzik Galili (Israeli)

-Artistic Associate: Elisabeth Gibiat (France/The Netherlands)

-Boston Dance Theater Dancers


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Itzik Galili is an Israeli choreographer and Artistic Director of Curtain Up, Israel's “most prestigious and sought-after platform for independent Israeli choreographers” founded and supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport (The Jerusalem Post). Galili is the only choreographer in the world to have worked with all of the major contemporary dance companies based in Israel as a dancer, choreographer, and mentor. After having been member of the Batsheva Dance Company and Bat-Dor Dance Company, his credits include Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company, Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollack, and Yasmeen Godder Dance.

Galili also holds a knighthood for his contributions to Dutch arts and culture. During his time in the Netherlands, Galili initiated five very successful organisations, each with a unique approach to dance making, education, and performance including Project Sally, Club Guy & Roni, NND/Galili Dance, and Dansgroep Amsterdam with Hungarian choreographer Kristina de Chatel.

He was awarded the originality prize at the Gvanim Choreographic Competition in 1991 for “Old Cartoon”. In 1992, he won the Public Prize at the International Competition for Choreographers in Groningen with his creation “The Butterfly Effect” and was honoured in 1994 with the final Selection Culture Award (Phillip Morris) for exceptional talent. He has built an oeuvre of more than 60 works and has created for and worked with international companies such as: Bale da Cidade de São Paulo, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Batsheva Dance Company, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Cisne Negro, Diversions Dance Company, Dutch National Ballet, Gulbenkian Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Nederlands Dans Theater II, Norrdans, Royal Finnish Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Scapino Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet.

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