Shlomit Fundaminsky
Performer | Choreographer | Teacher

 Shlomit Fundaminsky

 

Dancer, independent choreographer and dance teacher.
Member of the Israeli Choreographers Association.

Artistic Director of the 2015 and 2017 editions of the Shades in Dance Festival held at Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. Dancer and member of the improvisation collective "Oktet".

 

Shlomit performs with her works and gives masterclasses around the world.

She creates from the connection between physical and mental image, while committing an ongoing research regarding real time composition, resulting in pieces which deal with the individual in opposition to the collective, from a personal and political angle.
Amongst her latest pieces are
Territorial Opera, M.E.S.S and Big Hand Little Hand.
 

Shlomit has 25 years of experience teaching dance, specializing in techniques of release, improvisation and composition.
Founder, director and guide of Shlombal - an annual training course for dance studies, improvisation and performance at Suzanne Dellal Center.
Shlomit teaches release and improvisation techniques at the Fresco Dance Company, Tel Aviv and at the faculty of dance and choreography of the Jerusalem Academy of Dance.
Facilitates advanced training for teachers throughout Israel.

Awards and Festival:

Shlomit is recognized and supported by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, and won the ministry’s award for ‘up-and-coming creator in the field of dance’.
She is the recipient of the Artistic Encouragement Award of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and received grants from America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Mifal HaPais and more.

Her solo piece Inner Pocket won the second place of the Masdanza competition at the Canaries' Islands and opened the 25th anniversary celebrations for 'Maison De La Danse' in Lyon, France.

 

Performed at the '8 festival da Fabrica' in Porto, Portugal; Middle East Pictures Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark; Dublin Fringe Festival, San Francisco International Art Festival, International Pantomime Festival and Physical Theater in Skopje, Macedonia; Copenhagen International Choreographers Competition; AGITART Festival, Spain; UNDERCLOUD Festival, Romania; Island Friday, Luxembourg; Denza International Festival, Mexico.

Education and training

Graduate of M.Dance with specialization in Choreography, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and B.ed, Dance department, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv.
Studied multidisciplinary art at Tel Aviv University, and physical theater at the School of Body Theater, Tel Aviv.

Created choreography for the play “Hevron” (dir: Oded Kotler), a co-production of HaKAmeri and HaBima theaters, Tel Aviv

Danced for Noa Dar Dance Group and in works of choreographer Nimrod Fried.
Also danced and performed at the Orna Porat Children's and Youth Theater.