Idan Cohen

    Grant Recipient

    Kibbutz Mizra, Israel


    Artist Website

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

    Idan Cohen was born and raised in Israel, kibbutz Mizra. The kibbutz (a socialist community) life has had a wide effect on his artistic life and work. After being trained as a classical piano player, Cohen received a scholarship to study theater and fine arts at the “Art Colony”, in Israel ‘s Negev (desert), and graduated in excellence.

    At the age of 20 he was admitted to a video-dance project by Bat-Sheva dance company dancer Lara Bersak (France) before joined, in 1998 the world known K.C.D.C (founder Yehudit Arnon, artistic director Rami Beer) where he danced for 7 seasons.

    Since 2005 he is creating, performing and teaching successfully as an international award winning director & dance artist.

    Cohen is an opera director and the artistic director of ‘Ne. Sans’, a Vancouver based society that focuses on the fusion of opera and contemporary dance. Idan Cohen is represented by ‘Momentum Artists’ based in NYC, a member of the Israeli Choreographers Association, and ‘The Dance Centre’ based in Vancouver Canada.

    Education

    The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, BA in Choreography (2014)

    The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, MA in Choreography (2016)

     

    Awards:

    Orfeo 1st Prize, Beer Sheva Dance Prize, 2017, Israel

    Rosenblum Award, Tel Aviv Municipality, 2012, Israel

    Young Artist Award, Ministry of culture, 2012, Israel

    Young Artist Award, Ministry of culture, 2010, Israel

    Young Artist Award, Ministry of culture, 2008, Israel

    My Sweet Little Fur 1st Performing Prize, Solo Tanz Theater Festival”, 2008, Stuttgart, Germany

    My Sweet Little Fur 1st Prize Video Dance by Ofek Wertman, “KinoLewchyk” Experimental Video Festival, 2008, Kiev, Ukraine

    Original Interpretation of Musical Composition <1st Prize> Margarita Arnaudova international modern dance, 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Ehud Manor Award, Israeli Artists Association and Bank Hapoalim, 2007, Tel-Aviv, Israel

    A Year in a Fish Life 2nd Prize, “No Ballet” competition, 2007, Ludwigshafen, Germany

    Creations

    Benevenuto (Welcome): Premiered at “Between Heaven And Earth Festival” October 2018 Jerusalem, Israel

    Orfeo Opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck: Premiered at “Between Heaven And Earth Festival” November 2016 Jerusalem, Israel

    I Capuleti e i Montecchi Opera by Vincenzo Belinni: Premiered at Amherst College April 2016, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.

    Nesting Dance performance commissioned by “Cracow Dance Theater”: Premiered at POLIN Museum & ICE Krakow September 2015, Warsaw & Kraków, Poland. XX Minutes, 5 Dancers.

    Male And Female, He Made Them Dance Installation in collaboration with Jacqueline Nochols: Premiered at Warehouse 2 April 2015, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 40 Minutes, 3 Dancers.

    Coppelia Dance performance in collaboration with “Jerusalem Ballet”: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre August 2014, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 50 Minutes, 8 Dancers.

    Private Dancer Dance performance commissioned by “T.H.E 2”: Premiered at NUS Arts Festival March 2014, Singapore. 30 Minutes, 16 Dancers.

    Because Dance performance commissioned by “Edge”: Premiered at “The Place” February 2014, London, UK. 15 Minutes, 6 Dancers.

    Nesting Dance performance for Site Specific project Amherst College: Premiered at Amherst College December 2013, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. 30 Minutes, 8 Performers

    Gender Bender Dance performance by Idan Cohen: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre February 2013, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 55 Minutes, 5 Dancers.

    Songs of A wayfarer Dance performance to Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer”: Premiered at Goodman Arts Centre December 2012, Singapore. 18 Minutes, Solo.

    Holi Dance performance in Collaboration with “Sapphire creations”: Premiered at INTERFACE Festival September 2012, Kolkata, India. 30 Minutes, 4 Dancers.

    Mad Siren Dance performance to solo piano sonatas by W.A. Mozart Supported by Schlos Brolin, Geramny: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre September 2011, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 50 Minutes, 5 Dancers.

    Because Dance performance commissioned by Silesian Dance theater: Premiered at ŚLĄSKI TEATR TAŃCA January 2011, Bytom, Poland. 30 Minutes, 7 Dancers.

    Brazil Dance performance in collaboration with Maria Kong Dancer Company: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre August 2010, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 30 Minutes, 5 Dancers.

    Swan Lake Dance performance Supported by “Tanzplan Dresden”, Germany: Premiered at ŚLĄSKI TEATR TAŃCA June 2009, Bytom, Poland. 90 Minutes, 3 Dancers.

    Three pieced Swan, op.1 Dance performance to P.I. Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”: Premiered at ICOM – Dance New Amsterdam April 2009, NYC, New York, USA. 12 Minutes, Solo.

    Joy Ride Dance performance by Idan Cohen: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre August 2008, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 30 Minutes, 4 Dancers

    My Sweet Little Fur Dance performance by Idan Cohen performed by the “Scottish Dance Theater”: Premiered at Shades in Dance Festival – Suzanne Dellal Centre May 2007, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 12 Minutes, Solo.

    Half Cup Sesame seeds Dance performance commissioned by “Arabesque” Dance Company: Premiered at Margarita Arnaudova Modern Dance November 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria. 30 Minutes, 6 Dancers

    A Year in a Fish Life Dance performance by Idan Cohen: Premiered at Suzanne Dellal Centre August 2006, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 12 Minutes, 3 Dancers

    Fishbone in Cup of Tea Dance performance by Idan Cohen: Premiered at “Shades in Dance” – Suzanne Dellal Centre May 2005, Tel-Aviv Jaffa, Israel. 10 Minutes, 2 Dancers