Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel
Artistic Director: Rami Be'er
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company is identified with the works of its artistic director Rami Be’er.
Be’er’s creations have credited the company with international acclaim as it frequently performs in theaters and festivals around the world. His work is known to arouse much interest and curiosity with audiences both in Israel and abroad, and as a result the company continues to enjoy an ever increasing demand for its performances on stages worldwide.
The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company started as an extension of the Regional Western Galilee Dance Group by Yehudit Arnon who founded and directed the company until 1996.
Over the years, the KCDC developed into one of Israel's most prominent dance companies and has gained international renown.
The KCDC pioneered in introducing children to the magic world of modern dance with its special program for schools, presenting Be’er’s highly popular children’s works. At present, these works are widely performed by the KCDC 2, founded in 1994.
In performing the original creations of artistic director Rami Be’er, the KCDC acquired its exclusive and unique character, which has become its trademark both in Israel and abroad.
KCDC regularly performs at leading festivals, theaters and events around throughout the U.S.A., Canada, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and the Far East.
… Be'er favors a general modern-dance idiom that makes use of the entire body rather than isolated steps, and the company
is more than well trained in this all-purpose idiom … Be'er achieves his dramatic purpose through choreographed free association. …The committed performance of the cast and the purity of the choreography will win you over.
Anna Kisselgoff - The New York Times