"The postmodern dance scene
has found a new home in
suburban Washington, DC."
-Dance Magazine, 2014
"ADI has become the region's
leading edge of edge."
-The Washington Post

Israeli Contemporary Dance

ADI is proud to present Israeli Contemporary Dance, a program dedicated to the presentation and exploration of new dance work with origins in one of the world’s most vibrant and innovative dance scenes. Developed in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel, the program launched in 2012 and is supported in the 2013/14 season by the Embassy, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

With support from the Embassy of Israel, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, ADI staff traveled to Tel Aviv in December 2013 to attend the International Exposure for Dance program and identify companies to present at ADI in future seasons.

Check this page in the coming months for more information about the exciting evolution of this program. Please email israelidance@americandance.org for more information.

“Unique, rich and evolving. An extraordinary experience.”
-Ynet News (Israel)
October 24-25, 2014 at 8p

Vertigo Dance Company



Reshimo - the imprint of a past impression left within, a Kabbalistic idea pertaining to the impression of light, the fine outline which remains when the lights are gone. In this new piece for Jerusalem-based Vertigo Dance Company, choreographer Noa Wertheim explores the passages between abstract and chaotic endless motion and the defined moment. Tracing the hidden primal existence to evoke passion towards everything that is contained within time and space including intervals and suspension. Incorporating rhythmic animation and playfulness, Wertheim’s creative process provides for a new reflection on being present in the moment while observing the inner turmoil and accumulated burdens. This creates a pattern-free space — a magnetic realm hosting the search for emotions, knowledge and creation. Exploring the remanence of a vacant space, this is a journey of the receptive soul as Reshimo lights the way to a future state.  Photo credit: Mayan Hotam