Hillel KOGAN is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, dramaturge and teacher, whose work has been performed in venues and festivals all over the world. KOGAN has performed as a guest dancer with Batsheva Dance Company and works as Assistant to Choreographer Ohad NAHARIN since 2005, in Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, as well as worldwide. Awards include The Israel Lottery Landau prize (2015), The Israel Critics’ Circle’s Outstanding Choreographer of 2013, and he was named as a Promising Choreographer by the European magazine Tanz in 1999 and 2014. KOGAN is a member of the Israeli Choreographers’ Association since 2009 and was appointed by the Israeli ministry of culture as co-artistic director of the Curtain Up Festival in 2015 and 2016. He collaborates with various choreographers in the Israeli independent dance scene. He works internationally as a teacher in Gaga movement language, repertoire (his own and other’s) and improvisation, and has taught at companies such as Norway’s Carte Blanche, Gauthier Dance in Germany, IT Danza in Spain, and more.
In 2018 he was invited to create a piece for Ballet du Capitole in France (performed in Theatre Garonne and Montpellier Danse festival). His latest pieces are WE LOVE ARABS, THE SWAN AND THE PIMP, THE RITE OF SPRING and OBSCENE GESTURE.
“What Now” (2019) is the third chapter in a trilogy of ars poetica duets on dance, aesthetics and ethics. The piece will be preseNted at the INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE, Suzanne Dellal Center TEL AVIV, DECEMBER 6th, 2019