December News (Shlomi Bitton’s Activities – 2012)

Dear international followers. Cheers!

I haven’t been spreading much news in English (or Spanish) lately, and December 2012 is a perfect time to summarize some.

The Summer of 2012 started with a visit to my home land in Israel after 4 or more years in Spain. Pretty fast things got me staying. Tel Aviv, the sea, the food, the language, the friends, the family, new smiling loving people… why not!! Then the professional things came, lots of workshops took place in different educational programs (including a fast visit to Valencia to ENS Mou 2012 – Summer Dance Workshop>>). Durring those days, a new spontaneous collaboration was born with the choreographer Roy Assaf. “The Hill”- choreography: Roy Assaf, performing artists: Roy Assaf, Igal Furman and myself – was born after a fun journey where we tested the mixing of our different languages. We did very very well! and premiered successfully at Curtain Up Festival (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem) durring November (3 performances).

Here is an excerpt from “The Hill”:

Another collaboration, part of that same festival, in the same evening with Roy Assaf (Triple Bill) was made with the choreographer and dancer Sharon Vazanna where I took part as a sound editor and composed one of the pieces’s tracks. Currently Sharon, with her piece, “The Feast”, are touring in Sweden>>.

Next came the “International Exposure” (For dance) – another festival held in Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv (December). The fourth day of the exposure – December 8th – was a day full with summarizing activities for all of us ‘Good Company’ members ;), starting with a performance of “The Hill” (which is also including my music editing and original track).

Oryan Yohanan, a GOOD COMPANY member, was also performing at the same program with us, in a piece by Gili Navot (‘May Contain Nuts’). Cheers for that (it’s a good one)!

Photo by: Gadi Dagon

Photo by: Gadi Dagon

Later on that day, I happily exposed two of my own latest creation processes which started this last summer as well, here in Israel. One is with the (previously reminded) dancer and artist Oryan Yohanan, who performed together with me the piece titled “FALL”. The second process was the one with ‘Maslool’ Bikurey Ha’Itim Arts Center, the educational program managed by Offir Dagan and Naomi Perlov. The piece is titled “THREE POTENTIAL HITS OF ONE GOOD COMPANY” – and has in it three of my new songs (“Pink Elphant”, “If you are a rich man” and “Look, here is a body moving” :-)) which are the leading story of the choreography.

Take a look at the invitation we did, it has in it the full details of both pieces and collaborations: Shlomi Bitton’s Dance-Theater and Music – Invitation for International Exposure 2012 – At Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv>>

Shlomi Bitton's Dance-Theater and Music - Invitation for International Exposure 2012 Israel

“FALL” was premiered successfully on Wednesday the 19th of December 2012, at “Shalem Dance Festival“, Jerusalem, Jerar Bachar Center at the Gala evening alongside the last piece by the late Nigel Charnock – “Haunted by the future” – performed by Talia Paz and Michael Winter. Details about this gala evening you can find Here>> – in Hebrew and English.

 

 

Here is a nice inspiring article about the ‘Shalem Dance Festival’ (Hebrew):

Machol Shalem Festival - Article in Achbar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is the full program of the festival (Hebrew and English): Machol Shalem 2012 – Complete Program>>.

What else?! 🙂 ah yes – between those two events above I managed to celebrate the most special birthday of the year 🙂 – December 12, 2012!

Yeahp! and I’ve been blessing you all too!

The next event took place at Bikurey Ha’Itim Arts Center last weekend (21-24 December) – ‘The end of the first trimester’ of the ‘Maslool’ Bikurey Ha’Itim – where the beautiful talented young dancers were performing again 15 minutes of my creation with them so far, called – “THREE POTENTIAL HITS OF ONE GOOD COMPANY”. If you were there you probably got exposed to my latest fruits as a writer-director-choreographer-musician … all at the same time and place.

I seriously cannot be thankful enough for the love and appreciation I got from the audience, really, these are indeed- Hits!

Shlomi Bitton for the 'Maslool' Bikuery Ha'Itim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday, December 28th at 14:00 – Suzanne Dellal Center – we’ll have the last performance for 2012, celebrating together with Roy Assaf his first full evening, combining his pieces “The Hill” together with “Six years later”. Come!

Here are some articles about “The Hill” (Hebrew):

http://maritbenisrael.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/the-hill-roy-asaf/

http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/dance/1.1872992

http://2nd-ops.com/shalevd/?p=281

http://www.mouse.co.il/CM.articles_item,412,209,70902,.aspx

http://www.habama.co.il/Pages/Description.aspx?Subj=1&Area=1&ArticleID=18655

Shlomi Bitton collaborating with  Roy Assaf 2012

 

 

 

 

 

On December 29th I will be holding a master class-workshop to conclude a series of classes directed by the Choreographer Idan Chohen. It’s a special approach giving the students an opportunity to present (on the last meeting) the materials they have been practicing with Idan, and be directed by me, freely!

Details:

Danstream - Idan Chohen and Shlomi Bitton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2013 I will be continue writing, composing, singing, dancing, choreographing, directing… performing and teaching. Here are some of the plans:

– Short creations for educational programs: for The Ensamble of The Academy of Dance and Music in Jerusalem. For The Dance workshop in Kibutz Gaaton. For Kfar Saba City – Hertzog High School. For Kadima-Tzuran Public Center. For Bikurey Ha’Itim Arts Center – The Excellence Program… and more.

– Master classes and workshops: 2013 calls – opening now for invitations!

*First Master classes of the year will take place at Yasmeen Godder’s Studio, starting from January  check it out: http://www.facebook.com/events/472491439469310/>>

– New creations are expected with: Machol Hadash Festival in Jerusalem. Acco theater Center’s Dance Platform (The Hamama) and more.

– Developing the master plan: Greatest Potential Hits of ‘Good Company’! – a full evening with music, songs, theatrical scenes, stories, dance and choreography, video and set… all, all that I can think of… all by me, all by us ‘Good Company’ members… and all truly dedicated to bring a rich, vibrant and a good feeling experience to the audience – hence the title “Good Company”.

It was also decided that all parts of this show, will be – hits!.

Stay tuned!

On a small note: Here are calls for collaborators! We are looking for supports for the continuation of these creation processes in forms of residencies, co-production with cultural centers and participations at international dance-theater festivals.

I Thank you all for reading, and I wish you much love and happiness!

Cheers, Shlomi.

 

 

Eye Idea – רעיון בעין

לראיון בתוכנית אמנות נקודה, יובל מסקין מארח את שלומי ביטון ומיכל אופנהיים. לחץ כאן

עוד ערב מקורי ומדליק של עמותת סוללות, בחנות.י

והפעם? בנוסף לעיניים יהיו שם גם אוזניים!!!י

פרטים בגלויה.י

רשמו ביומנכם את מוצ”ש הבא (3.11) וצלצלו לקראת להזמין מקום, כי החלל קטן והמופיעים גדולים!!!!!י

למי שלא מכיר:י

רעיון בעין הינה סדרת ערבים, בה יוצרים מופיעים מתחום המחול ומשפחתו, מופיעים רעיונות מחוליים בחלל המצומצם והקסום של גלריית תיאטרון החנות.י

בכל ערב שכזה מכנה משותף, כלשהו, מאחד את היוצרים הנבחרים ופעמיים אנחנו זוכים להזדמנות פז להיות שותפים בשלב האינטימי ושמו רעיון. י

והפעם:י

מיכל אופנהיים לנדאו, שלומי ביטון ואלה רוטשילד- יפעלו לנו על יותר חושים מתמיד.י

יהיה טוב!!!!י

סוללות: שני גרנות, ענבל יעקובי ושרון צוקרמן ויזר.י

לראיון בתוכנית אמנות נקודה, יובל מסקין מארח את שלומי ביטון ומיכל אופנהיים. לחץ כאן

New (small) Creation, New (big) Project Initiation, New (life) Celebration!

End of June 2012 was a great Tel Aviv moment. 8 performances in three days, by the talented young performers of the educational course for dance (Maslool Bikurei Ha’Itim), Bikurei Ha’Itim Center, Tel Aviv.

The new tested creation was produced in approximately 26 hours, spread within 3 weeks. 6 minutes of the latest Bitton style which includes original wild talking, while rough original dancing with original kicking music. Yeah!

These guys did a good job!!! and this piece did much more! … this was certainly a success  (sais the cheering audience) and first step of what is starting to be called the new project by Shlomi Bitton: GOOD COMPANY – Presenting: Greatest Potential Hits!

Stay tuned for more details coming up soon! we will be sharing lots of new stuff from the process!

Dance, choreography, music - By Shlomi Bitton.

 

Solo Workshops – Master Classes in Israel – May 2012

Soft landing in Israel for Shlomi. Straight to Bikurei Ha’itim Center in Tel Aviv, collaborating with the training program for dancers (Maslool Bikurei ha’Itim), managed by Neomie Perlov and Offir Dagan.

These master classes took place durring one week in Bikurei Ha’Itim Center, and showed a beautiful demonstration of experience, knowledge, modesty, appreciation, happiness, unity, and above all, progress. All were done between mentors and students. Everybody worked and made an effort!

I was so happy to take part in this program and share my experience with the younger and so receptive generation. Thank you so much guys! See you next year!

Details in Hebrew:

ביום  שלישי ה- 15 במאי תחל סדנת הסולואים של ‘המסלול להכשרת רקדנים’ – ביכורי העתים כחלק מתוכנית הלימודים השנתית. הסדנא תמשך  חמישה ימים  15-19/5/2011.

בסדנא רקדני ‘המסלול’ מתבקשים  לבחור קטע אחר שאורכו עד דקה מתוך הרפרטואר הנלמד במהלך השנה ושבאמצעותו הם יחשפו במהלך הסדנה לשלוש כיתות אמן עם שלושה ‘מנטורים’ שונים. על מנת ליצור ספקטרום רחב של אמנים  נבחרו כ-14 ‘מנטורים’ .

פרויקט הסולו הינו פרויקט  ייחודי וההשראה לקיומו  נשאבה מעולם המוסיקה הקלאסית בו מתקיימים כיתות אמן העובדים עם נגנים צעירים.

קיומן של סדנאות הסולו מביא לידי ביטוי את אחת ממטרות המרכז ללימודים ברמה הגבוהה ביותר, חיבור של אמנים מהעולם המקצועי ויצירת סטנדרטים גבוהים במרכז.

המטרה של הסדנה הינה לשכלל ולשפר את מודעות ויכולות הרקדן, לאפשר לו לחוות הזדמנות לעבודה אינטימית, אחד על אחד עם אמן/רקדן/שחקן ומנהל-חזרות, לעמת אותו אל מול דעות, גישות אמנותיות שונות לחומר התנועתי ולשאלה המרכזית- מהו סולן?

כשבוע לאחר ‘סדנת סולואים’ , ביום  שישי ה- 25 במאי  בשעה 14:00 יתקיים ‘בית פתוח סולואים’ לקהל הרחב, אירוע זה מייחד עצמו משאר ה ‘בתים הפתוחים’ ונותן אפשרות חשיפה מול קהל של סולואים נבחרים.

 ב’בית פתוח סולואים’ מוזמנים ה ‘מנטורים’ להופיע גם הם בסולו של כ- דקה עד שתי דקות.  צפייה זו נותנת לתלמידים הזדמנות יוצאת דופן להתבונן באמנים אלה כמורים ‘מנטורים’ ופרפורמרים.

It’s natural for you…

Rehearsals | It’s natural for you | Teaser 3: Get the money and run! | Shlomi Bitton (and Company)

Shlomi Bitton – creator and performer (and teacher) – Dance-theater and music.

In this video are excerpts from the creation process of the choreography for song 2 – “It’s natural for you” – part of the piece “Get the money and run!” (Teaser 3, out of the TEASER trilogy – experimental series) created by Shlomi Bitton (and Company) in Madrid, Spain 2011 – at Canal Dance Center (Centro Danza Canal).

Production – SNEO Mestizaje Projects, Madrid – Mayda Alvarez and Jmac Garin.
Performers: Melania Olcina, Ruth Muelas, Shlomi Bitton
Original music and text: Shlomi Bitton
Assistant music production: Hector Gonzales (Glocal Sound).
Live video production and screening: Jmac Garin

Supported by – Madrid’s regional government (Comunidad de Madrid) and many others…

Full details at http://www.shlomibitton.com/CREATIONS-the_Teaser_trilogy.html

Who cares really…

Second post, third post, forth and fifth… I’ve spoken them all. Lets just roll this wagon.

If you wonder, the website holds now the title “Shlomi Bitton & Good Company” – this because thats what we are, and thats what we want to attract to our experiance. Simple as that! (for now, expect a change in time ;-))

Present update: Workshop, Madrid, Spain, March 31st – new class in process. Nice!

Hello world (press) !

Ok, first post. It’s Tuesday night, the end of a not so hot August, Madrid capital. I am at home, alone, in my underwear… computer in my hand, and names in my head. For what? names for what? well names, possible names, you know… for the site, possible names for the company, possible names for my creation title, for my spirit. What’s a good name for my spirit? What is a proper name that represents what I do and who I really am?

Anyone?

For now my choice is hanging on “Shlomi Bitton & Joy is Key Company“.

You like?

I can start spreading other possibilities here but I wouldn’t like to ruin the nice white of a first log on a first blog (ever!).

Sooooo….. I’m gonna leave it open for a while, you are most wellcome to visit the “Official Web Site” to get to know us a bit more and maybe help us choose some titels. Eventually I will spill my guts here I promise, me, and my friends, as proper to nasty blogging, but meanwhile, you are invited to leave interesting or creative responses in the comment section bellow. Why not!?

Thanks for stopping by, I am Shlomi… lets dance!

Cheers!