Merav Israel

Dance artist & Feldenkrais practitioner

Merav IsraelI am interested in movement, nature, connection.

My work moves from embodied and relational experiences to choreography in the wider sense using different mediums as they emerge and present themselves in the process.

I am interested in process, the learning and expansion that can happen in explorations and collaborations. How we respond to and relate to nature, objects, each other, sound, text, texture, form… and ways to sequence materials into composition.

I see creative work as creating forms for engagement and explorations. Each project has its offering.

Short bio

I studied dance and movement in Israel beginning in 1993 and am still learning today: movement research, notation, improvisation, with a keen interest in post modern arts.

The somatic and embodied approach to dance, performance, life, and well being has been a constant thread.

I have been living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland since 2002. I was the artistic director and choreographer of LaNua 2006-2016, and for many years offered contact improvisation classes and jams, and improvisation workshops. I have trained in and performed Indian classical dance (Bharatanatyam) with Dance Ihayami (2003-2013), and I’ve worked with, in and around Dance Base since coming to Scotland in 2002.

In dance classes I work with perception and awareness, and somatic methods, to develop dance-ability and improvisational skills.

I have been an accredited Feldenkrais practitioner from ITC (UK) since 2012.