About the author
Merav Dagan (1984), choreographer, performer, teacher, international creator and artistic director of the 2020 Intimadance Festival. Graduated with a BA in Dance and education from Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, graduated from the Ilan Lev therapy method course and currently studies for her MA at the Arts interdisciplinary program at Tell Aviv University. Her works have been performed at many festivals in Israel such as Curtain Up, Intimdance, Diver, Acco Fringe Festival, Shades in Dance and A-Genre Festival at Tmuna Theater, as well as various outlets in Sweden, Italy, Serbia, Croatia, Russia and New York.
She also received various awards such as the 2019 Ministry of Culture Dance award, 1st place at the 2013 Shades in Dance, Acting award in the 2012 Acco Fringe Festival, Video creation at the 2015 Acco Fringe Festival and Out of the Box award at the 2019 fringe festival in Gothenburg. Her works combine body work with performance, visual theater, sound work, text and music, and seek to challenge both the medium of dance / stage and the way we look and act in reality and the society in which we live.
2017 MA student at the Arts interdisciplinary program at Tell Aviv University.
2016-2017 Ilan Lev therapy method course.
2009-2011 Graduated from the Ashtanga Yoga teachers’ training program in Jaffa, managed by Eyal Chehanowski.
2005-2008 BA in Dance and education diploma from Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, graduated from the.
1996-2002 Haboostan stage performance high school, Netanya.
1996-2002 5 matriculation units in dance.
Awards and Grants
2019 Minister of Culture Dance Award for Creators active up to 10 years.
2019 “Out of the Box award” from the Gothenburg Fringe Festival.
2019 Production Scholarship on behalf of Mifal Hapayis National Lottery Art Council for the creation of “Tzena and Re’ena” (Go out and look).
2019 Annual support from the Ministry of Culture.
2018 Annual support from the Ministry of Culture.
2017 Show Running Support on behalf of the Rabinowitz Foundation.
2016 A production scholarship from Mifal Hapayis for creating “Titkarvi” (come closer).
2015 Award for Video Work for the work ‘It constantly escapes me’, Acco Fringe Festival.
2015 Winner of a Danceweb Scholarship from the Director of Culture and the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna.
2013 Winner of the 2013 Shades in Dance for the work “I See Them Approaching”.
2012 Winner of the Actress Award at the Acco Fringe Festival for participating in the work “Marathon” by Aharona Israel.
2008 Second place in the Gertrude Kraus Choreography Competition for the work “Meow”.