About the author
Yankalle Filtser is an international dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher.
Worked with the Batsheva Ensemble and Inbal Dance Theater and as an independent dancer with many artists. He currently works with the Dafi Eltabeb Dance Group and with choreographer Odelya Kuperberg. A certified Gaga teacher and Ilan Lev Method practitioner. Graduate of the Maslool Professional Dance Training Program in Tel Aviv, the Jerusalem High School Academy of Music and Dance and Danceweb Scholarship Program in Vienna.
His works have been presented on various stages in Israel and abroad. Has received grants and support from the Israeli Ministry of Culture, Pais Foundation, the Foundation for Independent Artists, the America-Israel Foundation, the Chlore Fund, the Rabinovich Foundation, the Tel Aviv Municipality, and more. He is a member of the Israeli Choreographers’ Association and is a participant in the residency program at Yafo Creative. Works as the artistic director of the As-Is series of Sadna’ot Habama center for the third consecutive year. Played the lead at the award-winning film “Night Stroll” by Ori Birger. Was featured as a model in numerous magazines such as Vogue Italia.
Initiated the “Open-Source Choreography” project, which promotes collaborative creation with artists from different fields. He is inspired by club culture, Hassidic dance, and electronic music.
About the Works
“A beautiful dancer and a fascinating interpreter… Yankalle succeeds in his work to convert emotion into spectacular dance moments. He does so with humor, intelligence, and a developed sense of composition. I will continue to follow his work with curiosity” (Ohad Naharin)
“The work testifies to a different mind and it’s fresh, crazy in the best sense of the word and arouses curiosity about his continued path as a creator” (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)
“Yankalle is a wonderful choreographer… he is fully invested in his work; he is a restless perfectionist and his work is full of choreographic creativity. I deeply believe in Yankale and his work” (Barak Marshall)