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By Diver Festival

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Diver Festival: Contemporary Dance in Tel Aviv-Jaffa is an annual international festival and a leading agent in the current ‘new wave’ of dance in Israel. It calls for post-disciplinary context, artistic courage, collaborative projects, and radical engagement in the field. Diver exposes and enhances the local and vibrant art scene, and simultaneously takes part in an international network of artists and institutions with mutual interest. The festival is known for its independence as it’s not exclusively officially associated with any major institution in the Israeli dance and art scene, but at the same time, it collaborates with most of them and with major visual art partners and prominent cultural venues.


Diver is taking place all over Tel Aviv-Jaffa in different venues, theaters, museums, and performance spaces. The content performed is introducing young and experienced leading choreographers and artists from Israel and abroad. Next to the shows, Diver invites and initiates diverse collaborations, formats, and platforms. Diver wishes to develop an embodied discursive sphere, which is conceptualizing the present, while investigating the past and performing a futuristic prophetic gesture. 

Artistic Director: Ido Feder

Artistic Advising: Ana Wild, Iris Lana

General Directors: Iris Lana, Ido Feder

Producer: Tamir Rakushkin

Founder: Moshe Shechter Avshalom

Graphic Design: Amit Ayalon

PR: Mira Ann Beinart

Social Media: Tamar Even Chen

Leo Liberman, Erez Bialer

Trailer Editing: Regev Amrani

Tech: Baruchi Shpigelman

In our last 2020 edition, during the pandemic, in a year that had no theaters, no museums, no public spaces, no freedom of movement, and when in fact democracy was slowly disappearing, we created - Mythos of Company, by hakahaLahakah. 

HakahaLahakah is a Hebraic palindrome combining the words “audience” and “company”, at the center of which is the Hebrew letter “Lamed (L)”, which stands for the Hebrew word “heart” (lev). It indicates that we carried both roles - audience and company - and explored our mutual hearts-economy.


The 2020 edition was an online video exhibition that presented the epic story of the hakahalahakah in five episodes, each episode was created by hakahalahakah together with a different artists, among them: David Maayan, Michal Helfman, Bosmat Nossan, Kok Schok, and others. Alongside that, there were other online events on Zoom and Facebook. The exhibition is still online and you can watch it here.

This year, in 2021, we return to the LIVE EVENT and start Rehearsing Ekklēsia...

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