Altebeb is a musician, dancer and choreographer whose impressive career includes performances in major international venues. She is a three-time recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Excellence Award. Emory’s
Altebeb is a musician, dancer and choreographer whose impressive career includes performances in major international venues. She is a three-time recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Excellence Award.
Emory’s creativity conversations are informal talks with artists and creators. For our talk with Dafi Altabeb, we will have one of our faculty members in conversation with her about her career and choreographic process. It is informal, and questions from the audience are invited.
This semester-long residency is funded by The Israel Institute and the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist in Residence program.
Dafi Altabeb graduated from the Kibutzim College of Education with a BEd and a Teaching Diploma, specializing in composition and EW Movement Notation. Altabeb is a musician, dancer and a choreographer. In 2009 she joined the Israeli Choreographers Association. Her pieces have premiered in major festivals in Israel, including Curtain Up, Intimadance, and International Exposure; as well as abroad: Internationale Tanzmesse (Dusseldorf), Les Brigittines Centre d’Art Contemporain (Brussels), Chang Mu International Dance Festival (Seoul), Ballet Preljocaj – Pavillion Noir, Napoli Theater Festival (Italy), to name a few. Altabeb received the 2012, 2013 and 2016 Israeli Ministry of Culture Excellence Award for young choreographers. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Rosenblum Award for Excellence from the Municipality of Tel-Aviv. Altabeb creates and trains dancers in various dance departments, high schools, and professional schools in Israel. She also teaches composition and repertoire workshops for dance students and professional dancers in Israel and abroad. In 2014 she created choreography for an Israeli feature film.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
1700 N. Decatur Rd