Aharona Israel is a choreographer and interdisciplinary performance artist, born in Israel in 1973. She received her B.A. in Architecture from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. She trained in dance in the Netherlands and Israel and lived for eight years in Amsterdam. Now living in the land of her birth, she shares personally and artistically a double cultural experience, both Israeli and European.
Since 2002 Aharona has been working as a free-lance choreographer, creating and showing her work in Israel and abroad. Her works have been shown in international festivals and theaters in Israel, Holland and Germany, among them: Acco festival IL, Tufa Festival Trier Germany, Testing-tools ’11 Tel-aviv, Color dance festival Amsterdam, Perambulaçao at the Architecture Bianalle Roterdam Holland 2005.
As a choreographer her works have strong social-political references, combining theatre and text and drawing on her research in body and movement. With a varied background in the fields of arts, coming from the visual art and design field into dance, she brings a special interest in work for outdoor urban spaces, bringing together her understanding as an architect and her skills as a performer. She has a particular interest in multidisciplinary performances, interactive projects and site-specific works.