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A collaboration between 3 women, dancers, artists, makers. Claire Pençak, Merav Israel, Amy Robertson We are interested in regenerative practices; practices of slowing down and coming into contact with; practices that sustain and nourish us; practices that shift our perceptions; practices for becoming more earthly. We began January 2022 – … Read more


New work of video dance installation ALUMA is the vision of dancer, choreographer and director Merav Israel, working with film artist Ruth Barrie, and musician/composer Nik Paget-Tomlinson. This 30 minute video installation is a choreographic composition between three screens which explores the experience of body, object, and space in interaction. … Read more


BATCH:1A season of experimental dance and music performances Sunday August 19thDouble Bill: Merav Israel | James Wyness Starts 4pm This third event of the BATCH:1 season takes place over two venues. Performance 1: Fields (extract)A shifting arrangement of stonesMerav Israel presents a movement installation piece for two performers. PLEASE NOTEIf … Read more

Feldenkrais Method & Dance Improvisation

Embodiment. Awareness. Movement. WorkshopwithMerav Israel & Jackie Adkins Sunday 29 July 2018, 11:00 – 16:30 Jackie and Merav invite you on a journey of sensing, feeling, thinking and moving – exploring the new possibilities which arise as we pay close attention to our moving selves, others and the space around … Read more


New work developed and performed by Merav Israel and Claire Pençak with an interest in the small scale, the poetic and the art of paying attention. They explore ideas of emergence and presence as expressed through the body, within the space and between them.Summer hall Space residency.Summerhall Scratch Night – … Read more

Merav Israel - Facets

Facets – Dance Base residency

with DEBS 2016/17Residency 15–19 May 2017 In this residency Merav and the DEBS will explore further ideas and choreographic structures visited and identified during their time together over the past year. These explorations will be in coherence and continuity with evolving mutual interests and taking forward outcomes of previous residency. … Read more



Call for dancers Choreographer Merav Israel is looking for dancers who are interested in joining her choreographic research. You will need to be available on the afternoons of Monday-Wednesday 6th-8th July (roughly 2-5pm). We will learn some movement material developed in this research and play with variations. So fast learning … Read more

Space to Move

Movement and Improvisation

Space to Move with Merav Israel NEW DATES AND TIMES FOR THE NEW YEAR 2014:WEDNESDAYS 5/2/14 – 26/2/1418:00 – 20:00 !!! A class that offers a way to connect, listen, pay attention and find the dance that is embodied in you and between us and the space. This is a … Read more


enso Autumn tour 2012

enso Autumn tour 2012 19 October – 4 November 2012 With an international cast and continued support from Creative Scotland, enso is touring to Ardross, Glasgow and Edinburgh in Autumn and will be taking the piece out on tour again in April 2013 Director/choreographer: Merav IsraelDancers: Rosalind Masson, Giorgia Minisini, … Read more

Bundle of sticks

Performance as Process

Performance as Process Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th September 2012, 15:30 – 16:30at Dance Base, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Invitation to performance as process in 3 afternoons: We invite you to take part as audience in this process of making dance work.You can join all 3 afternoons as each time it … Read more

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