Swarthmore College has been chosen by the Schustermann visiting artist program to host Idan Porges, a young Israeli choreographer, dancer and teacher for the spring 2015 semester. He will be teaching our Modern III technique and Modern repertory classes. Both classes will focus on Gaga, the movement form Idan teaches in Israel.
Idan was born in Haifa in 1983, and he graduated from the high school theater department of WIZO in 2001. Begining in 2004, he studied physical theatre in Tel Aviv, graduating from Teatron Haguf School & Stage for Physical Theatre in 2005. From 2005-2007, he was a dancer in the Batsheva Ensemble,founded by the renowned director of the Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, and from 2007-2008, he danced in the international cast of Naharin’s Kamuyot as part of a project of the Riksteatern, the national touring company of Sweden. Since 2007, Idan has been a therapist in the Ilan Lev method, and since 2008, he has freelanced as a dancer in projects at the Klipa Theater and Cameri Theater as well as in the Suzanne Dellal Centre’s production of Barak Marshall’s Rooster. Idan has been a leading Gaga teacher since 2008.