My name is Uri Shafir. I was born in 1983 in Israel, and I'm a dancer, choreographer, and a performance artist. I’m based in Tel Aviv, but in recent years I’ve been also living and working in France, splitting myself in between those two countries.
In-between-ness is something that interests me, My works are a lot about in-between-ness: In between form and content, between performing and being, between knowing and not knowing. I’m also interested in Dance and Performances as sites for celebrating Liveness, passion, freedom, and at the same time - fragility, doubt, precariousness, and Nothingness.
I’ve been performing since a very young age, as I was practicing music, dance and theatre since childhood.
As a profesional dancer I’ve worked with Batsheva Dance Company, Yasmeen Godder Company, and other independent Israeli Choreographers such as Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, Guy Guttman, Dafi Eltabeb, Renana Raz and more.
I’ve been presenting my works in Israel and abroad since 2009, including festivals such as Zirat Mahol, Curtain Up, Macholohet, International Exposure (Israel), Lucky Trimmer, Dock11, Off-Europa (Germany), Mouvements Sur La Ville (France), Tanec Praha (Czech Republic), L1DanceFest (Hungary), Antistatic (Bulgaria), Danzad Danzed Malditos (Spain), Out of Israel (USA) Dancewaves (Cyprus) and more.
In 2019 I’ve graduated the choreography master program - master Exerce - in ICI-CCN, Montpellier France, and in during 2020 I’m a resident of the Cité International Des Arts, Paris France.
I’m also teaching Gaga (Ohad Naharin’s movement language) since 2010, and I’m a certified practitioner of the Ilan Lev Method.
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