About the author
Oded Ronen has been trained as a dancer at Bodyworks, The Laban Center and The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in England. He danced for Dimitris Papaioannou (lead solo dancer at the opening of the Olympic Games in Greece), CeDeCe Dance Company in Portugal, Colben Dance Company and The Fresco Dance Company in Israel, and in projects by Ana Lujan Sanchez (Spain) and Elena Christodoulidou (Cyprus). Currently Oded dances with his own works.
Oded is a member of the Choreographers’ Association and creator of his Tel Aviv-based projects Dance Company.
Oded choreographed in Israel for:
The Jerusalem Ballet Company
Bloomfield Science Museum
Kolben Dance Company
Tmuna International Festival
Oded created internationally for:
West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, Ocher Dance Company, STRUT (all three based in Australia)
XPATS Project (Switzerland, The Netherlands)
Albania Dance Theater (Albania)
Estancias Coreograficas (Spain)
2018 Malta Festival (Malta)
Transitions Dance Company (London)
Plauen Zwickau Ballet (Germany)
Ghana National Dance Company, the Great African Heritage Ensemble and the Ghana Dance Ensemble (Ghana)
Oded uses a movement and choreography methodology called I.M (Imagery in Motion). The heart of the work is the human experience and the belief that dance can meet the performer and the viewer at eye level. The movement is technical and produces an overall theatrical experience in which the audience sees its own fragility and humanity.
His works have been staged in Israel, Australia, Albania, Kosovo, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta, Spain, England, Germany and Ghana.
Imagery in Motion
Imagery in Motion (I.M) is a choreographic and performance movement methodology based on guided imagery. Its purpose is to build a bridge between the world of imagination and the world of physics. Through fantasy-world based tasks, the method challenges the movement possibilities of the human body. The guided imagery, built over years of research, replaces standard dance instructions and allows the dancer and viewer a different and profound experience. By movement and the feeling, it produces, both are sent in an almost meditative state to the subconscious realms.
Oded has been teaching his method since 2013- in Israel at the Vertigo Dance Company Workshop, the Jerusalem Ballet Company, Ga’aton Training program, Academy High School in Jerusalem. In Australia at Sydney Dance Company PPY, Queensland University of Technology, STRUT Dance, Ausdance QLD, Stephanie Lake Company, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In the USA at Urbanity Dance Company, in Finland at Aurinko Baletti.In Russia at Dolgushin Classical Ballet School. In England at Trinity Laban, the Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. In Germany at HfMDK and Plauen Zwickau Ballet. In Cyprus at the Egomio Cultural Center. In Malta at the University of Malta. In Spain in Estancias Coreograficas, and in Ghana at the University of Ghana.
Through Imagery in Motion (I.M) Oded is committed to sharing these tools with dancers as well as ordinary people, at any age or level. Through workshops, people are instructed on how to connect to their body in a directed and specific guided imagery. Influencing the community through performances and quality work in workshops is central to Oded’s vision. He currently teaches adults and youth in Israel as well as dance companies, academics and freelance dancers around the world.
Scholarships, Supports and Grants
Excellency Awards from the Tel Aviv Municipality – for his work with youth at the Bikuri Ha’Itim Dance Center.
Final in the OEM competition in Italy – with the creation of “Ants” for the Jerusalem Ballet School.
Representative of the Suzanne Dellal Center in the Estancias Coreograficas project in Spain.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Support since 2009 for International projects and performances through Israeli Embassies.
Scholarships from the Tel Aviv Municipality and the Rabinovich Foundation.
Creating Scholarship from the West Australia Department of Culture and the Arts through STRUT.