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The Reed Dance Department presents visiting artist in residence Iris Erez's Local (not easy). Premiered in 2016, Erez's new solo work investigates how space affects and constructs the active body within it. As one who has moved from the city to the village, from the bubble to the borderline, from singlehood to motherhood, Erez explores how these relocations have also enacted reconstructions of self.

About Iris Erez

Iris Erez has an extensive background as a dance performer, choreographer and teacher, creating and performing her own work in Israel and abroad and receiving numerous awards. For seven years she was a dancer in Yasmeen Godder’s chamber ensemble, performing internationally. Her own choreography has been presented throughout Israel, as well in Italy, France and the Czech Republic. She has taught at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the School of Visual Theatre,  Kibbutzim College, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Hakvutza School for Contemporary Dance, and Haifa University. She has served as curator for the Jerusalem Modern Dance Festival and as chairperson of the Dance Repertoire Committee for Schools for the Educational Ministry of Israel. The Iris Erez visiting artist residency at Reed College in Spring 2017 is supported by the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program.

These performances at Reed are supported by the Mellon Fund and the Weitkamp Fund.

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