Orly Portal CV

 

At Present: choreographer; dancer; actress; founder and director of the Orly Portal Dance Company; creating a unique dance language that combines ancient tribal folklore with contemporary dance; dance teacher; improvisation and contact improvisation practitioner; developer and mentor of distinct learning methods - Connecting to the Root of Movement through Belly Dancing, and Awareness Through Dance; participant, lecturer and moderator in dance conferences and seminars; member of the Israeli Choreographers Association; and leading artistic collaborations.

 

2019

Rabia Revised Version Choreography by Orly Portal

 

2018

Winner of the Yithak Navon prize to promote and preserve the diverse culture of Israel

 

Beijo Choreography by Orly Portal for the Brazil-Israel dance project Premiere 6.10.18 Porto Alegre, Brazil

Premiere 12.10.18 Tel Aviv, Israel Premiere 25.11.18 Stuttgart, Germany

Dancers from the Porto Alegre Municipal Dance Company directed by Paula Amazonas

 

Crete

The Rite of Spring of Farid al-Atrash

29.8.18 Heraklion Summer Festival

 

2017

The Rite of Spring of Farid al-Atrash Choreography by Orly Portal Premiere 8.11.17, Between Heaven and Earth Festival, Jerusalem

Dancers: Orly Portal, Snunit Baraban, Moran Zilberberg, Alexandra Shmurak

 

Professional mentor of dancer and choreographer Moran Zilberberg in preparing her solo performance for Between Heaven and Earth Festival

 

Mexico Mexico City

Residency with the Khamsa Dance Project

Rehearsal and performance of excerpts from my choreographies with local dancers and various Master Classes, Ruta de La Seda Festival

 

Morocco Essaouira, Marrakesh Dance workshops instructor

 

Premiere at the Méditerranée Festival, Ashdod

The Jaffa Arab-Hebrew Theatre musical production of the life of Farid al-Atrash directed by Yigal Ezrati

 

2016

Poland Gdansk

Residency with the Gdansk Dance Festival

Professional mentor of winners of the dance competition in preparation for their solo performances

 

2015

Swiria Choreography by Orly Portal

Premiere at Warehouse 2 and the Suzanne Dellal Center, Jaffa-Tel Aviv The Orly Portal Dance Company

 

2014

Moldova Kishinev

The Orly Portal Dance Company performance of Rabia, BiTeI International Scenic Arts Festival

 

2013

Bulgaria Plovdiv

A duet performance of excerpts from Rabia with dancer Shlomit Yosef Black Box International Theater and Dance Festival

 

2012

Rabia Choreography by Orly Portal

Premiere at Maholohet Dance Festival, the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv The Orly Portal Dance Company

 

2011

Between the Worlds Choreography by Orly Portal

Premiere at Maholohet Dance Festival, the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

A joint performance of the Orly Portal Dance Company and the Mediterranean Andalusian Orchestra Ashkelon

 

2010

3 Compositions Choreography by Orly Portal

Premiere at Maholohet Dance Festival, the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

Laylat Khub, Gnawiya, Between the Open and the Hidden The Orly Portal Dance Company

 

Graduate of the Feldenkrais method professional training for therapists and teachers

 

2009

Established The Orly Portal Dance Company

 

2008

Germany Bremen, Cologne, Hitdorf

On the way home

A joint improvisation performance with musician Shay Dayan and workshops

 

2007

Spain Jaén

Choreographer and dancer of four solo compositions to original music by Eyal Sela EtnoSur Festival

 

Spain Barcelona

On the way home

A joint improvisation performance with musician Shay Dayan

 

2004-2007

Germany Göttingen

Improvisation performances and workshops The International Contact Improvisation Festival

 

2000-2005

The Improvisa Ensemble co-founder and member with Ilanit Tadmor, Shahar Dor, and Shay Dayan

 

1996-1998

Music studies at the Bar-Ilan University School of Ethnic Music

 

1997

Israel Festival Jerusalem

Choreographer and dancer in a co-production with Turkish musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek and company together with the Bustan Abraham band

 

Morocco and the Atlas Mountains

A journey of exploration of the roots of dance among Berber and Gnawa Moroccan tribes

 

From the Belly Choreographer and Dancer

Premiere at the Gvanim Shades of Dance Competition, the Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv

 

Greece Athens

Choreographer and Dancer in a solo performance and a co-production with Turkish musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek and the Talar Armenian Dance Company from Istanbul

 

From Orly's Belly Choreographer and Dancer

Premiere at the Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theater, Acre

Accompanied by senior Israeli musicians of Arab music Nassim Dakwar, Ramzi Bisharat and Hosam Hayek

 

1995

Austria Vienna

Choreographer and Dancer in Hava Nagila, a musical production by the Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri Ensemble

 

Morocco

Choreographer and Dancer in a co-production with a Berber company and the Timna Brauer and Elias Meiri Ensemble, performances in Jazz Festivals in Rabat and Casablanca

 

1994

Lalush Dancer

Premiere at the Gvanim Shades of Dance Competition, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv A duet by choreographer Galia Fredkin, winner of a commendation

 

1992-1994

A collaboration with dancer, therapist and contact improvisation master, Aryeh Burstein, with monthly performances in various venues in Israel including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

1990-1992

The Batsheva Ensemble and the Batsheva Dance Company

Dancer performing in Israel and abroad

 

1990-1997

The Kol Demama Dance Company directed by choreographer Moshe Efrati Dancer and Principal Dancer performing in Israel and abroad

 

1986

Graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance high school