Dancer & teacher
Amit Abend is an Israeli contemporary dance artist based in Dresden. She has been working professionally since 2014, dancing for various choreographers and companies such as Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2, Ephemera Dance Company, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau, Yaara Dolev, and Svea Schneider. As a freelance dance artist, Amit has collaborated with renowned artist Sandro Kopp, on several art pieces presented at EBENSPERGER gallery in Berlin and Graz and the Mannheimer Kunstverein.
Amit began her creative endeavors as a guest choreographer at Theater Görlitz, creating a solo that premiered as part of the dance company’s “VivaVivaldi” evening in Görlitz, Zittau, and at Zukunftsvisionen Festival.
As a choreographer, Amit is fascinated by the humanity that can be transmitted into dance. She explains her creative style: “It’s like watching a movie in a different language. In the beginning, you are aware of the strange sounds, and the effort it takes to read the subtitles. But then, when you dive deeper, you forget all about the words. What is left is the experience, the emotions, and the sensations within you. As counterintuitive as it may sound, that’s exactly what I want people to experience when they watch my pieces: I want them to forget all about dance. Movement is my primary language, but in the end, it’s just a signpost on our path to connect more deeply to our human experience on this planet.”
Amit is also the creator and host of the podcast “Inside Contemporary Dance‘‚ where she interviews dance artists in various stages of their careers. The podcast’s mission is to create an open and honest space to talk about topics that are not frequently discussed in the dance world, strengthen and support our dance community, and remind dance artists all around the world that they are not alone.