“[Helga and the Three Sailors is] a richly detailed dance. [The] imaginative movement … cleverly contorts bodies and faces and dodges logical pathways.” – The New York Times, March 20, 2015, Siobhan Burke
“Netta Yerushalmy’s Perfect Dance: Sometimes everything about a dance performance seems right… ” – The New Yorker, Nov. 15, 2014, Andrew Boynton
Netta Yerushalmy (b. 1977) is a New York-based dance artist, choreographer and performer. Her work aims to engage with audiences by imparting the sensation of things as they are perceived, not as they are known, and to challenge how meaning is attributed and constructed. She has presented her works at the American Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, La Mama Theater, and the Harkness Dance Festival. Her works have also been presented internationally in Israel at Curtain-Up, Jerusalem International Dance Week, Intimadance, and International-Exposure and in Germany at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and the ICI Berlin.
Her residencies and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship, an NYFA Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship. Her residencies also include Jacob’s Pillow’s CDR, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Watermill Center, and Harkness Dance Center (2016-2017); Movement Research, New York, NY (2015-2017); Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA; DiP, Gibney Dance, New York, NY; LMCC’s Process Space, Swing Space, and Extended Life Dance Development, New York, NY; ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin, Germany; the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York, NY. Commissions for repertory companies include Ririe Woodbury Dance Company Salt Lake City, UT; Zenon Dance Company, Minneapolis, MN; Same Planet Different World, Chicago, IL; and Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Yerushalmy has been visiting faculty at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA since 2011. She received a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist