Uri Shafir

Uri Shafir is an Israeli dancer, choreographer and a performance artist. He is a graduate of the Kibbutz Ga'aton Dance Workshop, Kelim Choreography Center (Israel), and the MA choreography studies in Montpellier France, in the MASTER EXERCE program, at ICI-CCN. Uri has been creating independent works since 2009, and presenting them in different platforms and festivals in Israel and abroad.
Uri’s solo “The Koloklum” won the 1st prize in the MASH Choreography competition (Israel) and in Contact.Energy festival (Erfurt, Germany). As a dancer, worked in Ensemble Batsheva Dance Company, and in dance works by Yasmeen Godder, Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Dana Ruttenberg, and others. Uri is a Gaga teacher (Ohad Naharin's movement language), leading classes/workshops around the globe. Uri also leads classes and workshops investigating his working materials and choreographic methods, and is teaching in Seminar Hakibutzim Tel Aviv college of arts.

photo: Liron Weissmann