Zarhy Dramaturgy

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May Zarhy is a Berlin and Tel Aviv based choreographer and performer. She created her first piece for the National Choreography Biennial Shades in Dance 2001, Tel Aviv, at the age of 16, before moving to the Netherlands, where she graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2006. During her studies, she also worked as William Forsythe’s assistant at the Forsythe Company (2005). In 2007, she completed Xavier Le Roy and Mathilde Monnier’s ex.e.r.ce post-graduate program in Montpellier. Zarhy co-founded the collaborative trio MAMAZA in 2009 with Fabrice Mazliah and Ioannis Mandafounis, with whom she created and performed around the world. Since 2014, Zarhy has been creating her own performance work as well as participatory works in the public sphere. Between 2017-2019, she was curating and presenting her screening series ‹Cinemay› at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, hosting artists such as Eszter Salamon, Youness Atbane, Germaine Acogny and others. Zarhy is the head of the post-graduate choreography study program in Kelim Center Israel since 2021. She also works as a dramaturg and rehearsal director for fellow artists such as Adi Boutrous, Hermann Heisig, Fabrice Mazliah and Shira Eviatar, and she has been teaching at The School of Visual Theater Jerusalem, K3 Hamburg, Jerusalem Academy for Music & Dance and more.

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