Idan Cohen danced at the Kibbutz Dance Company between the years 2000-2005 as a leading dancer in the works of Rami Be’er and in the works of choreographers such as Lara Barsacq, Inbal Pinto and more.
Obtained a BA and MA degree in Choreography, from the Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem.
Cohen received the Ministry of Culture Award for promising choreographer in 2008, 2010 and 2012, winner of the 2012 Rosenblum Award, the Ehud Manor Creative Encouragement Award for 2007, and numerous international awards and grants.
In recent years Cohen has stand out as an opera director, and in 2017 he founded ‘Ne. Sans’ in Vancouver – Canada, which focuses on combining classical music and contemporary dance.
“Orfeo as a Clown” (2019) premiered at the Jaffa to Agrippas Festival, Jerusalem
“Benvenuto- Welcome” (2018) Premiered at the Between Heaven and Earth Festival, Jerusalem
“Orfeo” (2016) premieres at the Between Heaven and Earth festival, Jerusalem
First place Winner and dancer performance award for Dana Zakaria at the Beer Sheva Fringe Theater Awards for Dance.
“I Capuleti and i Montecchi” (2016) opera by Vincenzo Bellini. Directing and choreography. Premiere at Amherst College, USA.
“Nesting” (2014) Cracow Dance Theatre
“Private Dancer” (2014) T.H.E. 2, Singapore
“Gender Bender” (2014)
“Songs of Wayfarer” (2012).
“Holly” (2012) co-production with Sapphire Creations, India.
(2011) “Mad Siren” – accompanied by solo piano sonatas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
“Brazil” (2010) co-production with the Maria Kong dance Company.
“Swan Lake” (2009) Tanzplan Dresden
(2009) 3 “Pieces Swan, Op. 1” DNA, NYC
(2008) “Joy Ride”
“My Sweet Fur” (2007) created as part of Shades in Dance at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. Winner of the performance award for dancer Ran Ben Dror in the 12th solo competition in Stuttgart, Germany.
“Half Cup Sesame Seeds” (2007)- Arabesque Dance Company, Sofia, Bulgaria.
The work won 1st place in the Margarita Arnaudova Competition in Bulgaria, and another prize for musical interpretation.
“A Year in a Fish life” (2016)
Winner of 2nd place in the choreography competition No Ballet Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Winner of the Ehud Manor Art Encouragement Award on behalf of AMI and Bank Hapoalim (2016).
2012, Ministry of Culture Award for Young choreographer
2010, Ministry of Culture Award for Young choreographer
2008, Ministry of Culture Award for Young choreographer
2008, “My Sweet Fur”, a 1st Place winning solo Performance at 12th Solo Competition in Stuttgart, Germany.
2008, “My Sweet Fur”, video dance by Ofek Wartman, winner of 1st place at the “KinoLewchyk” video festival Ukraine.
2007, “half cup sesame seeds” 1st place winner at the Margarita Arnaudova competition in Bulgaria, and another prize for the musical interpretation.
2007, “A Year in a Fish life” 2nd place in the international No Ballet Choreography Competition in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
2007, Dance choreographer work encouraging Award for 2006 on behalf of the Artists’ Association AMI and Bank Hapoalim.
Among other things, Cohen created, performed and taught at Cullberg Ballet (Sweden, 2008) / Modus Operandi, Arts Umbrella, The Dance Center, EDAM Dance (Vancouver, Canada 2017-20) / DNA Theater, Perri Dance (USA, New York) ( 2008-2013), As a guest artist at Amherst University of Massachusetts, The American University Washington DC, Irvine California (2013, 2014, 2016, on behalf of the Schusterman Foundation for Excellence (2010), UCLA University of Los Angeles (2014, 2008), ACDFA in Boston / The Place, London (2014) / Donlon Ballet – Saarbrücken / Stuttgart, Hanover, Ludwigshafen, Karlsruhe, Augsburg-Germany / Noorderzon Festival, Groningen – Netherlands / Scottish Dance Theater – Dundee: Scotland / Genoa – Italy / In the academy and high school of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Dancers’ Training Program, Bikurey Ha’Itim Dance school, the dance program at the Kibbutzim College of Education, teacher trainings, the Suzanne Dellal Center – Tel Aviv and many more.
Stages his works in various platforms and for large and diverse audiences, including The Masan Festival, Seoul, Korea (2014), The Vivadance Festival, Salvador, Brazil (2010, 2013), The Contact Festival Singapore (2012), The Impactt Festival Belgium (2013), Interface Festival, India (2010, 2012) Arabesque Ballet Festival in Sofia-Bulgaria, Dance Festival in Bytom, Poland (2008-2010).