Keren Levi (Israel, 1972) danced in Israel with The Kibbutz Dance Company and Batsheva Ensemble. She left Israel in 1996 and is now based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In Europe Keren worked as a freelance dancer with companies and makers such as Philippe Blanchard (Sweden), Sanna Myllylahti (Finland/NL), Leine & Roebana (The Netherlands), Christine Gaigge (Austria) and Club Guy & Roni (The Netherlands) among others.
In 1997 Keren received her first commission from Dans Werk Plaats Amsterdam (DWA) to make Map, a solo piece that was followed by more commissions given by CaDans Festival Hague 1998 and Grand Theatre Groningen.
Territory, Keren's first full-length piece (co-production of DWA, Grand Theatre & Monty Antwerp) was premiered in November 2004 and toured The Netherlands by invitation from the Nieuw Theatre Maker Series. Territory won the BNG-prize for the most innovative work that toured The Netherlands through the Nieuw Theatre Maker Series during 2005-2006.
Faceless (co-production DWA & Grand Theatre), Keren's 2nd full-evening piece was premiered in 'Something Raw' Festival (Amsterdam, February 2006) and was followed by the duet Couple-Like (co-production Kwaadbloed, Grand Theater, DWA, Vooruit Gent) a collaboration with Flemish maker Ugo Deheas which was premiered in Zagreb, October 2006. Couple-Like is still on tour for the 3rd season in a row all over Europe. The duet has been invited by Dansclick to tour The Netherlands in a prestigious program that promotes cutting-edge performances in the Dutch periphery during March – April 2009. For more information: www.kwaadbloed.com.
Out Of Service a project organized by TALA Dance, Zagreb was premiered in March 2008 in Zagreb and was performed in Croatia, Slovenia, France and The Netherlands.
Keren’s latest piece The Prize Piece (BNG prize commission) was premiered in the end of November 2007 and will be performed again in Something Raw festival February, 2009.
Keren is teaching in the Theatre School in Amsterdam for both the choreography department (SNDO) and the modern department (MTD). She is also teaching company classes for Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin) and Ultimavez (Brussels) and teaches in festivals and training programs across Europe such as HJS (Amsterdam) and The Loft (Brussels).