About the author
Tami Leibovitz is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and costume designer. Her works examine the living body in the areas between dance, performance and visual art. Tami presented her works on major stages locally and internationally, including: Curtain Up, Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse), Im Flieger performance conference, (Vienna), Machol Shalem dance Festival, L1dancefest (Budapest), new dance at the Ha’zira Theater Jerusalem, Bat Yam Museum, Room Dance Festival, Diver Festival, Video-Dance Festival, Herzliya Museum.
Tami graduated from the School of Visual Theater (2007). Graduated from the Biennial Choreography Kelim Program (2011). Holds a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate from the Department of Teachers in practice of Movement and Dance from the Kibbutzim College of Education (2014).
In 2015 she was a member of the facilitation team at the Nomadic School program as part of the groundbreaking Homo Novus Festival of Contemporary Theater in Riga. In 2014 she created a work for the dance theater group at the Kibbutzim College of Education and in 2016 she created a work with a group of female students from the Department of Movement at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. Currently teaches at the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem and in other settings.
Tami is in a long-term collaboration with artist Guy Guttman. Among the works in which they collaborated: “Non Tropo: or The School of Weather”, “Oslo”, “Wind Wind”. Alongside her choreographic work, Tami appears in the works of Iris Erez, Ariel Efraim Ashbel, Anat Danieli, Daniel Landau, Amos Hetz, Gunilla Heilborn. Between the years 2007-2015, she was a member of 209 Ensemble, a performance stage, under the artistic direction of Tamar Raban.
In recent years, Tami has been developing works that emerge from the vicinity of the theater hall, last for a longer period of time and have a connection with certain communities and environments. In 2017, Tami created a journey-show that began with water and ended with fire and lasted 13 hours, throughout Jerusalem, for the International Performance Conference. In 2019, she created work for the Beit Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum in kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov. The work began with a journey from the Jordan River and continued into the museum space. “Lost hour – Love Strikes Twice” began as a work created for the Bat Yam Museum on the night of the change of clock between winter and summer times and continued into the unique space of the Herzliya Museum. These series of works are part of an ongoing work process in which Tami is interested in creating a dance work that is an unmediated space in which the audience is hosted.