The Adama center hosts the Passover holiday, April 21-24, 2019
artists from all fields of artistic expression.
Three days during which we dance, explore, inquire, preform, experience, learn and move.

Early registration at 15% discount

By April 10!

The three days of the festival
will allow every man and woman to touch movement, color, sound, construction,
and word, and together we will create a space that takes on the legality of the Wabi Sabi.

Artists Create a Place
Sunday, 21-22/4/19
The Passover Adama Festival will take place on April 21-24, 2019
The festival will open the 5X5 project that will bring together artists from different fields for 48 hours of creation.

The project participants will lead different artist classes to expand the creative boundaries and present their final works at the festival.
On Sunday and Monday, April 21-22, the Center will become a creative space for artists/performers/students of the 5X5 project, with the aim of creating a production in 48 hours.

From the evening of 4/22 until the night of 4/24, these works will be presented in parallel to the lessons offered throughout the festival, which will allow each and every person to touch movement, color, sound, construction, words and together create a space in which to adopt the principals of Wabi Sabi from the perspective of reality as it is within us in Sderot.

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The 5X5 Project | Two days of creation 5 groups | 5 creators

For artists from all fields, for 48 hours of interdisciplinary creativity

“All things are incomplete
All things include the world itself
Are in a perpetual state of infinite formation or decay “
(Wabi Sabi / Leonard Koren)

During Passover, the festival “Wavi Sabi” will take place at the center of Sderot Adama.The center of Sderot Adama is a dance and creation house that moved about three years ago from Mitzpeh Ramon to Sderot.Wabi Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic approach centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.

The festival will open in the 5X5 project and will serve as a platform for a 48-hour creative meeting between artists from all over the country and all fields of art. During the two days we will dive into a joint creation process under the influence of the nature of the Wabi Sabi, deepen the work together and be inspired through master classes from different fields. The products will be presented at the opening of the festival to the general public.

We want to believe that leaving the comfort zone and the daily routine of a geographic, cultural and political margin allows for an appeal and reexamination of the creative boundaries. Entering this space is an opportunity to think about joint creation versus individual creation.
The 5X5 project will take place from 21-23 April
The project will be followed by the Wabi Sabi Festival, the content of which will be opened to the participants. We are looking for young and curious artists who are interested in experiencing the creative hothouse.
The participants in the project will be given all the necessary conditions for the work.

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[Registration for the project includes a registration fee of NIS 50]


The soft abdomen sense-sessions
Wednesday, 24 April
“Gut feelings” – a personal search of the connection between the digestive system and intuition and internal feelings. Why abdomen? The abdomen is motionless. Waves of nourishment. A hall of transformation. A biological microcosm with which we interact and develop. A central communication center of the body. One of the main tubes in our body is the gut. It is the source of many of the internal organs in our bodies. A tube with two openings that are intimate and influential to our bodies. What comes in, what comes out, a sense of fullness along with a sense of emptiness.
We will listen, touch, produce sounds that drive out body and affect the various body systems, follow their footsteps, write and rest within the waves of effortless movement. We will restore trust in our stomach sensations. Plunge within, curious to find out what’s in us.
What will we accomplish in the workshop? We will learn to produce sounds that benefit the digestive system and other body systems.
As a result, your body will become stronger, broader, experience new range sensations, more creative, and gain instinctual and physical emotional insights. It is a practice that offers a unique and original way to motivate your smart body. The regaining autonomy of our body, its movement, and our gut feelings.

The workshop is taught by Tamar Levin – dancer and developer, systematic constellation therapist, family oriented, movement teacher, researcher, and “Sense-Sessions” Dance Academy and Systemic Constellation School graduate.

Choreography: Liat Dror & Nir Ben Gal
Soundtrack: Yonatan Magon
Dancers: Ariel Holin, Dikla Ryzewski, Gilad Goral, Tal Raviv

Tuesday,  23 April
My closeness with my mother was always about fabrics. I do not remember anything else.
The first feeling of partnership between me and Mother was related to the fabrics. The essence of femininity that had never been spoken was covered with pieces of cloth. One day in the tiny kitchen, on the Formica table lay a cauldron of boiling water with a tin box in it. It was a ceremony for my mother, I became a teen. Initiation. With a dull knife, Mother opened the lid of the tin box. On the Formica table were three pieces of neatly folded white cloth. Mother stirred the red-yellow liquid with the knife, slowly melting to the desired softness, wrapping around the knife, ordering me to put a foot on the chair and lift the sleeve of the trouser leg, and so without warning I felt the hot sticky liquid spread along my legs. Mother, took a piece of cloth and stretched it on the front of my leg, make sure there are no air pockets, she said as she ran her hands intently over the cloth, and … the sharp pain pierced, Mother showed me the wax-soaked cloth, everything was off, there was no hair left on my leg, she said proudly.

“Savages” is a choreographic work that searches for circular motion, that does not hold on to anything. Our pain is private, it closes us and on us, the circular movement, allows us to let go at any given moment. We have no way to reach compassion without letting go. Sometimes we cling, we do not let go, we rush to the finishing line, does it exist?

On the line of the circle we can have both forward and regressive movements, both of which can exist in full, side by side. Like the sunrise in the morning and sunset in the evening. The same movement that creates growth that is deep and quiet; its strength does not harm me or others. Cyclic movement. Breathing movement. A comforting movement.

In the Savages performance, the preoccupation with the hair as a metaphor for the wildness of freedom, as opposed to submission to the dictates of fashion or social-cultural pressure, the plucking of hair as an act of painful and unpleasant aesthetics accompanied by a sense of natural disgust, when and why we remove underarms hair and shave our legs. And how does this relate to our culture, our religion, and the social environment in which we live? Do we have a choice?

The symbolic meaning of hair as a source of strength and abundance, especially for men who are struggling with their lives with fear of baldness and hair loss. In this context, I felt that “baldness” was more interesting than “hair”. I imagined Samson the hero (who is also described as carrying the gates of Gaza on his shoulders – that is, he has a direct connection to the place where we work at) – that when he lost his hair, he also lost his strength and vitality.

The sound track was created by Jonathan Magon and it brings together the Western rhythm to the infinite, desert, of the East, allows to create root’s stability against the infinite movement of the branch in the wind, the same wind that can be embodied as a hurricane, shattering and uprooting or as a cool wind heralding the end of a heat wave, the same wind between destruction and relief, so is the human spirit, so is the human movement.


Ziya Azazi- Turkey LECTURE:

Wednesday, 24 April
LECTURE: Dervish whirling as an Artistic Tool, aims at demonstrating how whirling becomes an artistic instrument based on repetitions, variations, and progression; by looking at the accessible examples throughout the history. The presentation is 2 hours long and includes short live performance, images and videos of my various performances that examine the Sufism.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dervish in Progress
WORKSHOP: whirling workshop This workshop is 3 hours long, learning whirling and understand to take pleasure out of it takes time. We will give the basic practical information and ability to spin.
Participant Information: Anybody who is willing can attend this workshop, in any age and with any professional background, including professional dancers, choreographers, as well as people with no prior dance experience. However, it is very useful for the instructor to receive the name, date of birth, profession, health conditions, information beforehand. The instructors will be paying individual attention to each person, considering his or her limits, knowledge and interests.

Acro workshop for beginners.

Wednesday, 24 April
Acro is an activity that draws inspiration from the worlds of circus and yoga. The practice takes place in groups of at least two people, which together dance in the air. The workshop will teach the first poses and passages in the air, as well as general elements for safe and understandable practice. There is no need for previous experience or for arriving with a partner.

Elad Sadeh lives in Netaf with my wife and the little one, and teaches Acro in a variety of levels, mainly in Tel Aviv. You are invited to come and watch.

Concrete # 2 – Sderot, premiere in Adama Passover Festival.
Wednesday, 24 April
Concrete (in Hebrew, double meanings – concrete (material) and tangible) is an ongoing project of works in urban spaces by the creator Ofir Yudelevitch. The first edition of the project was premiered on the Bat Yam promenade as part of the Bat Yam International Festival of Street Theater 2017. The project draws inspiration from counter cultures such as punk, parkour and skateboard and their actions to claim the urban space. The dancers in Concrete toy with buildings, stairs and railings, and seek to make them a contemporary theme park where falling and failure are also a possibility. We will embark on a performance tour obsering small dance preformances in the neighborhood around the ‘Adama’ center.
Ofir Yudelevich is a choreographer in the Choreographers Association, a dancer and an acrobat. Ophir has background of Capoeira, which he practiced and taught ten years before becoming contemporary dancer in a dancer training workshop in Haifa. After completing his studies, he worked as an independent dancer with many artists including Yasmin Goder, Arkadi Zeides, Iris Erez and others. Later, he turned to creating his own productions that were performed at various festivals, including Dance Theater, the Bat Yam International Festival for Street Theater, the Machol Shalem International Dance Week, International Exposure and more. His work has been exhibited in many countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Hong Kong, and Korea.
Ofir’s work is characterized by a playful exploration of physical danger.


Wednesday, 24 April
What traces does dance leaves? What remains of the movement in space? How did the flash of memory burned in the hearts of the spectators look like? Dance is a transitory art. Painting is the art of commemoration. What happens when the passing and the eternal meet? Zazua is a creative research of the passing moment which combines movement and painting; under the artistic direction of the action painter Eitan Dor-Shab, in collaboration with Gilad Goral of the Adama dance company, musician Nir Yonasi and a group of artists. As part of the festival, they will open an experimental complex of open workshops, inviting you to take an active part in the revelation. Be dancers, be painters, be musicians, be poets of movement … Get ready to get dirty with paunt and come to stretch the boundaries of creative moments. Photographers and video artists are invited to take an active part in the experience.
Video from the performance “Hevel” by Zazua
(Adama Dance Festival, May 2018):

Wednesday, 24 April
A special show that was built for the Adama Passover Festival by Adama’s Choreography and Movement course students. The show features videos taken in Sderot and the Gaza area after meetings residents and friends, and a documentary reconstruction of the footage, for an authentic movement and an integrated dance performance.

Performers: Gal Amar, Yagel Basok, Loren Shaharabani, Gal Feldman, Rivka Alba, Amichai Ben Avraham.
Instructor: Nir Ben Gal. Video Project: Tamuz Binstock

Wednesday, 24 April
‘Mucirque’ is a multi-disciplinary project that combines contemporary circus with live music.

The circus artist, Sophia Oltmanns (Germany), combines club-juggling with modern dance and acrobatics. The musician, Juliano Abramovay (Brazil/Italy), is specialized in world music and guitar.

Together, they develop a language that interweaves juggling and guitar, creating a unique mixture of music, circus, dance, acrobatics and physical theatre.

The result is a story of convergence, transgression, rejection, reconciliation and power games. Fast and slow moments alternate on this family -friendly show that connect music lovers with circus fans.

Tuesday,  23 April
Karate – the martial arts known as the “open hand”.
In the lesson we will learn some basic karate moves. The four principles of all Japanese martial arts are: self-control, tolerance, respect and harmony.

During the lesson we will establish these principles, so the movements will remain intentional and not casual.

Adam Horowitz – Dan 2, a student at the Sapir College School of Sound and Visual Arts.


Wednesday, 24 April
Compagnie TAMADIA – Burkina Faso Afrika KOUNFETAGA Solo Dance piece Choreographer / Dancer: Aguibou Bougobali SANOU

Music Design – Cheick Tidiane Seck, Claire Northey, Alif Naaba, Aguibou Bougobali SANOU Costum Design: Deneth PIUMAKSHI Kounfetaga is Laureate of Visa pour la création of French Institute of Paris in 2014, Co-produced by ATTAKKALARI centre for Movements Arts with the support of Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Developpement Snopsys – Kounfetaga means wandering in Bambara, Dioula and Mandinka. It is a word, wich very quickly becomes a feeling, then a character. Based on a simple question:
“What is the worst thing that happened to you in your life?” From there, the choreographer draws on his own experience choreographic frame and relies on the painful experience of the death of a 4-year-old kid due to the choice of doctor to continue a strike for pay rise instead to focus on the healing of the patient. Kounfetaga is also a reflection on the human being condition and a wink to the victims of the disasters (Lampedusa island, tsunami, Fukushima, tragic accident etc). Kounfetaga operates the devastating impulses that can lead us during some difficult moments in our lives. While telling his story with his body, he heals, grieves and ask: What is the worst thing that happened to you in your life?  Special Thank you to National Dance Centre of Paris – Pantin and all those who agreed to give their voice for the interviews.


Tuesday,  23 April
An hour on the new Adama center terrace. An hour of writing, watching and listening. We will observe the sky and write about the stars above us, the meteorites that hit us and the suns we are.

Lahav Timur – a member of Kibbutz Sa’ad, a director and theater producer, coordinator of theater and arts trends at the Shaar Hanegev Educational Center, a lecturer at the Kibbutzim College, a community theater facilitator and words and skies enthusiast.


Wednesday, 24 April
Ohad Peretz and the Mama Sotra band – a three-hour musical-indie-ethnic-energetic journey which includes hosting inspirational people from Sderot, accompanied by spokan segments with important human messages wrapped in music and movement and air flow improvisation; performance by Mama Sotra combins ancient Shamanic music in contemporary and sweeping adaptation.


Wednesday, 24 April
A special show for the festival with original and exciting local materials.
Music as a therapeutic tool – Shadruk Club, a musical club for about 50 teenagers, was established 8 years ago.

The club includes amplifying equipment, musical instruments, acoustic infrastructures and DJ equipment. The club enables young people to create and develop music, by experimenting with musical ensembles, studying DJing, enriching the world of musical content and producing musical performances in the community. Music creation allows for an experience of success, reinforces confidence and self-esteem. Having a stable, homey, and supportive framework restores confidence in the systems and encourages normative habits that will help them reintegrate into the educational system with commitment, responsibility, perseverance and professionalism.
The social encounter of youth who come from different social backgrounds makes music a tool for connecting and bridging between them.

The club help with acquiring social skills such as listening, respect and tolerance, as well as values of contribution to the community.
The integration of boys and girls who are removed or on the verge of dropping out of school, within a structure’s framework, in order to develop habits that will allow them to integrate into formal and artistic frameworks.


Tuesday,  23 April
We are creatures of habit. Our body movement is also influenced by familiar habits and patterns and sometimes we forget that we have the right to choose. In the workshop we will try to observe habits which are one of many possibilities. We will try to identify the choices we face within the existing movement and try to celebrate the joy of discovery.

The workshop is moderated by Noa Zamir, a creator and dance teacher, holds a master’s degree in choreography and a diploma in motion analysis from Lavan College in London. Her work has been exhibited in various festivals in Israel and Europe. Teaches and accompanies creative processes with a wide range of populations. Co-founder of the “Shattering” project – workshops on improvisation in movement and color.
Moves and moves people out of the belief that movement is a tool for personal expression and for making contact with the world, and that movement is able to motivate not only the physical body.

Wednesday, 24 April
Yoga is a living workshop for examining physical and emotional processes that occur in the tension between moving and stopping. The school to which I belong, as a practitioner and a teacher, is based on transitions between movement sequences (vinyasa) and static situations (asanas), with emphasis on breathing that paces the movement.

In the workshop we will focus on the possibilities created in the body and the feelings that arise different situations where the movement is forced to deal with various limitations by posture, characteristics, and abilities. Between movement and limitation, we will seek the potential for creating the next movement and try to understand these moments as a principle for practice and care, in yoga in particular and in life in general.

Avital Barak is a yoga teacher, movement explorer and performer, curator of art and a doctoral student at the Tel Aviv University’s School of Culture. Her research deals with variations of resistance in movement shows in the public sphere. She teaches at Seminar Hakibbutzim in the Department of Movement Arts and since 2014 coordinates the “Haim Beyachad” Group at the Minerva Center for Humanities at Tel Aviv University.


about minor and major disturbances in the public sphere.

Wednesday, 24 April
The conversation will start with the work of Ofir Yudelevitch Concrete # 2 – Sderot.
We will place the work in a tradition of performance interventions in the public sphere. We will try to understand the commotion in the public space in an aesthetic-political-performance context. And who does it interfere with and in what ways. We will ask what minor performances and major performances are and examine the difference between them in local and current contexts.

Avital Barak is a yoga teacher, movement explorer and performer, curator of art and a doctoral student at the Tel Aviv University’s School of Culture. Her research deals with variations of resistance in movement shows in the public sphere. She teaches at Seminar Hakibbutzim in the Department of Movement Arts and since 2014 coordinates the “Haim Beyachad” Group at the Minerva Center for Humanities at Tel Aviv University.
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Wednesday, 24 April
Wabi-Sabi and Japanese: 侘 寂 is a concept that represents an aesthetic Japanese worldview that accepts the fact that things are transitory, temporary. This aesthetic is sometimes described as natural, temporary, imperfect beauty. The three days of the festival will allow every woman and man to touch movement, color, sound, construction, word, and together create a space that embraces the principals of the wabi sabi, seeing reality as it is inside us in Sderot.

“We can call Wabi-Sabi a complete aesthetic system, which combines the principle of existence, metaphysics, sacred knowledge, emotional well-being, behavior, morality, and the appearance of texture. More useful as its components are systematic and defined with greater clarity, the more conceptual tools it holds, and the more it relies on its principles in more ways. “

Early registration at 15% discount

By April 10!