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Idit Herman, Israel



Performer, theater director and designer. Born in Tel – Aviv, Israel 1971.
Studied classical ballet and modern dance.
Between the years 1989 – 1991 she was a member of Batsheva Dance Company. In 1992 she traveled to Europe and worked with Choreographers and dance groups from The Netherlands and Belgium. Idit began creating in collaboration with Dmitry Tyulpanov in 1994.
The two established Clipa Theater in Tel - Aviv in 1995.  Their partnership led to the emergence of a unique theatrical language, interweaving the arts of theatre, dance, design and music, that placed Clipa as the leading alternative theater group in Israel.
Idit directs and designs all the group's pieces.
The theatrical style, which has grown over the years to become synonymous with the group, is characterized by a totality encompassing each and every element of the performance. It entails absolute knowledge and command of all the elements of creation: movement, space, costume, set, sound, lighting and direction. In the group's work, these components are fundamental tools of expression alongside the performer's action on stage.



Improvisation Explored
 
Improvisation is one of the main tools in the work process towards creating stage work.
Although it is spontaneous, unpredictable and flowing with the steam of conciseness – it has some rules and means of operation.
In this session, we will try to harness inspiration to some terms, with which we will convert improvisation from a fun, wild thing, into a powerful working tool.