About Amos Hetz

Studied visual art, music and dance. Studies movement at the Kibbutzim Teachers’ Training College in Israel with Lotte Kristeler (a disciple of Elsa Gindler). Graduate form the Avni Art institute. He later made the acquaintance of Noa Eshkol (co-creator of the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation). He studied the F. M. Alexander Method and with Moshe Feldenkrais and later was invited to teach in the Amherst training. He was the coordinator of the Movement Section of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where he could establish a “Movement Department”, separate from the existing Dance Department. In 1972, Amos set up a dance ensemble called “TNU’Ot” (“Movements”) and from 1989 he is the artistic director of a chamber dance festival (“Room Dances Festival”) in its frame he was performing his dances composed with the EWMN (Eshkol-Wachman Movement-Notation) in Israel and all over the world. He spent a year in Berlin, Germany at the invitation of the “Wissenschaftskolleg”, the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1999 got the Jerusalem award for his achievements in dance, and movement education.

As a loner on the chaotically expanding forefront of movement arts, Hetz rigorously avoids the trend toward ever more intricate extravagances in the search for so-called “originality”. His interests, background, history, and vision as a mover and body-philosopher instead bring him to focus on the origins of movement, creativity, and the ability to learn.

Amos Hetz


Jerusalem, Israel