Diablogue utilizes a non-formal presentation of works-in-progress in order to promote dialogues, to reach out and increase dance audience, to mutually rethinks and redefine the roll of audience and artists, to shed new light of the possible outcomes of sharing.

Diablogue is a different kind of platform for artists and audience to meet.

Diablogue is a seasonal event where choreographers expose their creative processes to audience. Each event features works in progress by 3-4 choreographers. Following the presentation, a guest artist moderates a conversation between the artists and the audience, which focuses on the creative process. The audience is given notes with guiding questions that helps them to phrase critical thoughts – and is asked to write an anonymous feedback that is passed directly to the artist. Additionally, the audience, together with a changing guest-committee, is choosing one piece that provokes the most curiosity. The chosen pieces are granted a full production of their work on stage at a special concluding event.

Diablogue is a unique meeting point (between artists and audience, audiences and processes, the artist and himself, between contents, body, and communication) which allows and encourages a must-have attention, by artists as well as audiences, to creative processes (rather than a final product). The meeting between artist and audience breeds an honest dialogue that contributes to growth on both sides: the artist presents work in different stages of the process and receives unmediated feedback from the audience that participates in the conversation and writes anonymous notes to the artist. The audience acquires tools through which to watch dance and gains a unique peak into a process. The event expands the audiences that can “understand” dance and helps the artists in articulating better questions and paving meaningful processes. The goals of the event are numerous, yet they come together to one: a meaningful and a long-term sustainability of the dance world.

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Diablogue is a product of a collaboration between Ella Ben-Aharon and Neta Pulvermacher, Dean of Dance at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In 2001 Pulvermacher created ‘Dance Conversations’ which was produced at the FLEA Theater in NYC. She invited Ben-Aharon to co-curate with her the series between 2004-2006. Later, the event became the acclaimed “The A.W.A.R.D Show!” of the Joyce Foundation, and run as a prize-based competition (Production grant) in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San-Francisco, Los-Angeles, and Seattle.

In 2014 we have presented 19 choreographers. Our guest artists to moderate the dialogues were: Lero Grady, Tamar Yaron, Itay Ziv, Didi Erez and Einav Rosenblit. The winners of the season: Odelya Kuperberg, Anat Vaadia, Omer Uziel, Shira Eviatar, and Eyal Brumberg with Nitzan Lederman. 2015 season still has one event to go! This year we present 16 choreographers. We have invited Dance Critiques to moderate the dialogue: Zvi Goren, Tal Levin, Marat Parkhomovsky, Ori Lankinsky, and...

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