4 Legs by Uri Ivgi
World premiere June 2006
IT Dansa, Spain
Light: Alex Kurth
Music: Alex Hacke, Antonio Vivaldi
URI IVGI – BIO
After studying theater and sculpture Uri Ivgi started his dance education at the school of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in 1987. Uri created his first choreography, Isch-Ischa, in 1993 and was subsequently repeatedly invited to create new work for the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company as well as the Suzanne Dellal Centre (Tel Aviv, Israel). In 1998 Uri received the first prize for best dancer during the International Competition for Choreographers as well as an award for Upcoming Talented Choreographer from the Ministry of Culture. In the same year he moved to the Netherlands to establish and fully focus on his career as a choreographer. After a successful start he was supported by several Dutch foundations and invited to create new works for several festivals, companies and schools all over Europe. In 2001 he entered the International Competition for Choreographers in Groningen, The Netherlands, with his duet Longing and won the public award.
Uri: “I am fascinated by situations involving people in defined spaces. I like to create on the basis of physical communication, working through feelings, intuition and visual ability. I show by example, motivating dancers to take it one step further by adding their own personal touch.”