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INTRO, by yours truly (06. 12.2011).

COLLABORATORS:

SHLOMI BITTON:

Interdisciplinary creator and performer (dance, music, text, video)

Thats me
06/12/2011
Intro, by yours truly (06. 12.2011):
Let me start by playfully saying: “I am not all of these accomplishments that I’ve been having, I am not what I do! I am a creator yes... of infinite realities (if you know what I mean)... and I simply and truly, just want to have fun!”
Now, back to formality. Here are the highlights from my “professional” path:


ISRAEL:
Beginning: I was born to a wide Moroccan family, Acco city, north of Israel. Ate lots of Humus, studied some arab, did some army, but eventually chose the peaceful path of an artist. Started training as an actor, sang a bit with friends and dancing came (age 17) urged by my first teachers to catch-up, express myself freely, create create, BUT!... to do it like no one else, jeje...         (And so I did). 
Training: hard, for a couple of years, at the ‘Mate Asher School of Performing Arts’ (MASPA) - also known as the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company workshop (Kibbutz Ga’aton)... mentored by the dear Miss Yehudit Arnon. The place was a nourishing home for all my first independent creations.

Collaborated with: the ‘Acco Theater Center’ (my home town) as a choreographer for the creations of Moni Yosef and Smadar Yaaron ; the ‘Suzane Dellal Center’ as a dancer and creator for “Beasts” project ; With Yasmeen Godder as dancer for “Hall” ; with Emmanuel Gat as co-choreographer for his “Local Recital” ; with Tal Beit-Halachmi as performer for “Dahlia Bleu” ; with the Acco Theater Center again (a Jewish Arab Theater) for the initiation and first executions of the “Dance Platform” (The Hamama). All these collaborations were great learning and inspiration processes and I am thankful to all!

Awards for my own creations (in Israel): FIRST PRIZE - Shades of Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. FIRST PRIZE at 'Hasia levie-Agron Choreography Competition', Jerusalem, Israel. MINISTRY PRIZE for First Creation, given by the 'Ministry of Science Culture and Sport' and the MINISTRY PRIZE for creators in dance, given as well, by the 'Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport'.

Supported by: Mom and dad (obviously), the Acco Theater Center and the dance workshop in Kibbutz Gaaton (MASPA), the Sharet Foundation (America Israel Cultural Foundation), the Suzanne Dellal Center, The Bustan school Natania, Beit Nagler Center Hifa, The Pais (lottery) Foundation, the Israeli Ministry of Culture, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Israeli Choreographers Association and different israeli festivals, cultural centers and schools, that hosted my creation processes and performances. 

To summaries it: My professional creative quest as an artist has started In 2001 in Israel, and since then I created more then 25 creations for the stage (who’s counting?!), I own my own style (Why not!?), and it’s been mostly well done! (at least that’s what I heard). 


THE WORLD:
Recognized by the luxurious artistic initiative "The Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative", as one of its 4 finalists for the 2003 - 2005 cycle (Mentor: Saburo Teshigawara). 

Was invited to international competitions in Holland, Germany, Japan and Spain. All of them went very well and I won prizes in Germany (Hannover and Stuttgart - 3 different prizes) and Spain (Burgos, Grand Canaria and Madrid - 4 different prizes). 

I created for professional companies and schools/conservatories (Austria, Germany, Spain and Israel) and to sum it up, I’ve performed with my own creations so far between: Israel, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Croatia, Austria, Germany, USA, Spain, Holland, Italy and Japan. 

(details of “when and where” exactly are in the “Complete resume” page).


SPAIN - THE PRESENT:
General: Yes I am in Spain now, resident in Madrid since 2009. Came because of love, staying because of my need to expand and taste from that variety the world has to offer. 

Music and Video: Here I took time to teach myself some music creation or as they call it today “a sound designer” (digital composition). This is an old passion and now I finally write songs, compose music, design sound... for me and others... to be used in stage creations. I also aim towards the creation of an album and a commercial type of music. As well, I like playing around with video screening, depicting theatrical characters (this includes writing, directing and editing - but we’ll do that better later). 

Won prizes at 3 different spanish choreographic competitions (10Masdanza Festival, Burgos-New-York 2008, XXII Madrid Certamen ). 

Temporary artistic Residencies took place in Alcalá de Henares University, Canal Dance Center in Madrid (2010, 2011) and at Artestudio Xestion Cultural ( A Coruña 2011 ). 

Supports: from Casa Sefarad Israel and the Israeli Embassy in Madrid for the execution of two of my pieces. Supports in the form of performances: Cadiz en danza Festival ; ‘Mercat de Les Flors’ and ‘Tantarantana Theater’ in Barcelona - for “BCSTX’10 Festival” ; Madrid National Choreography Competition ; Paco Rabal Cultural Center in Madrid ; EMPAPE Festival in La Coruña ; Danza Malaga Festival.

A collaboration with SNEO Mestizaje Projects (Madrid) as co-producers, lead to a support for creation from Madrid’s Regional Government (Comunidad de Madrid) in 2010 - 2011. 

The performances I did here in Spain so far: “Affected By The Sun”, “Celebrate if you Can!”, The ‘TEASER’ Trilogy (Teaser 1 - Run, Shlomi, Run! ; Teaser 2 - Where you headed fool?! ; Teaser 3 - Get the money and run!) and the latest “Dale Vida” (which stands for “Give it Life”).

Teachings: Constructed and still growing “You are the creator” workshops/classes. This is a training system, open to and designed for a variety of professionals and non professionals from different fields... for all moving people. This technique was tested while guest teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid, at the Institute del Teatre in Barcelona (where I created as well the short pieces “Ek” and “Stay together it will be all over soon I promise!”), and at the RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in Madrid. These workshops are also done in private studios, as well as in festivals and events.

“Shlomi Bitton and Company” was the new tittle here in Spain. We also tried “Shlomi Bitton & Joy is Key Company” or “Shlomi Bitton & A Joyful Bunch”... all in order to focus a bit the spirit of my desired company and it’s products. But, this search is not over yet, we’ll keep on playing for a while longer, actually why decide now and why forever ha?!

Ok so... all of the above are kind of ‘the past’ already (true to December 2011), but belong to my general ‘now’ in Spain. Here I can definitely do more, but I am open to move on too, and open to suggestions of-course. Updates on what I do NOW NOW you can find at the welcome page (News log), or the Blog (where all the “junk” goes to too) which will be synced with Facebook and what not... 


THE FUTURE:
Well, who knows really. Family and friends are asking that question for a while since I did that “disappearing” act on them, so, here bellow I can share with you all, some of the things I would LIKE to do:
Keep on dancing. Keep on growing my creative style, not only between me and me but with other talented people too (they call it “a company”).
Having a company.
Having a place/home FOR the company (Madrid would be nice, as well as any other beautiful-inspiring cities).
Having constant support and growing recognition for the company (naturally).
Having a non dependable constant flow of incomes to that company, so we could be our own masters! (or monsters).
Also:
Creating for other companies and launching different sorts of exciting co-productions.
Keep on doing music, aiming towards recording my own first album, sing my songs, sell the album, perform live, concerts, big band (the whole shebang, why not)... this music can serve in our dance projects too.
I want to make movies - direct them, play in them, write some scripts (or at least one), have a cast, have some supporting studios, kick ass production, kick ass results, smashing summer hit ( or a cosy winter love story) ... and you can throw in an award or two (but lets start with a nice acting role, in a nice movie, of another nice director. Suggestions?). Piece✌! 
To summaries it:
I wish to do a mix between all of the above! and enjoy from that mentioned variety this lovely universe is offering! Artistically/professionally these are the things that interest me and that’s where I am aiming for. Personally, well, I am only interested in having fun remember?! so in a way, it does not really mater what is the professional thing I will eventually do in terms of action... but it does matter to me how it/I will feel doing it! 

H E R E  I S  A  C A L L !!! for all of you people with “offers”... for all of you special performers/creators that would like to collaborate with us, all of you festival mangers who are not afraid to invest (and now), all of you sponsors who can give a hand,  all of you “thinkers” who have some ideas to share (and all of you ‘lovers’ who needs a hug!)... COME TO US! (it’s free!).

Y o u can get it from my words/writings a bit - I have this desire to continue telling a new story, this constant need to offer positive ideas and inspirations to people... and I want to do it through performance arts too. I wish to entertain people, myself mostly, and to share with anyone who care to listen, the thought and the real possibility, that we are all "c r e a t o r s"! and that happiness is our common heritage and a reason for positive changes in our reality. 

This is my new interaction with you dear reader! I invited you to play! My game is called “The basis of life is freedom, the result of life is expansion, and the purpose of life is joy!”. 
You know this game?

-------------E--N--D-------------

If you’ve read all the above, you are officially a “survivor” (but a winner too). Thank you very much for your attention, I am at your service always, wishing you happy super creative days (and nights)... and... shalom!

Shlomi Bitton & (whatever) Company headquarters.
Copyright © Shlomi Bitton - 2011 - All Rights Reserved                                         | Facebook

“OFFERING OUR SERVICES, CALLING FOR MORE SUPPORTERS AND WISHING YOU THE JOYFUL SPIRIT!”


(06.12.2011): Let me start by playfully saying: “I am not all of these accomplishments that I’ve been having or will have, I am not what I do!!! I am a creator yes... of infinite realities (if you know what I mean)... and I simply and truly, just want to have fun!”.



ISRAEL:


Beginning: I was born to a wide Moroccan family, Acco city, north of Israel. Ate lots of Humus, studied some arab, did some army, but eventually chose the peaceful path of an artist. Started training as an actor, sang a bit with friends and dancing came (age 17) urged by my first teachers to catch-up, express myself freely, create create, BUT!... to do it like no one else. And so I did. 


Training: hard, for a couple of years, at the ‘Mate Asher School of Performing Arts’ (MASPA) - also known as the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company workshop (Kibbutz Ga’aton)... mentored by the dear Miss Yehudit Arnon >> who is important for me to mention. The place was a nourishing home for all my first independent creations.


Collaborated with: the ‘Acco Theater Center’ (my home town) as a choreographer for the creations of Moni Yosef and Smadar Yaaron ; the ‘Suzane Dellal Center’ as a dancer and creator for “Beasts” project ; With Yasmeen Godder as dancer for “Hall” ; with Emmanuel Gat as co-choreographer for his “Local Recital” ; with Tal Beit-Halachmi as performer for “Dahlia Bleu” ; with the Acco Theater Center again (a Jewish Arab Theater) for the initiation and first executions of the “Dance Platform” (The Hamama). All these collaborations were great learning and inspiration processes and I am thankful to all!


Awards for my own creations (in Israel): FIRST PRIZE - Shades of Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv. FIRST PRIZE at 'Hasia levie-Agron Choreography Competition', Jerusalem, Israel. As well two MINISTRY PRIZE for First Creation and for promising creators in dance, given by the 'Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport'.


Supported by: Mom and dad (obviously), the Acco Theater Center and the dance workshop in Kibbutz Gaaton (MASPA), the Sharet Foundation (America Israel Cultural Foundation), the Suzanne Dellal Center, The Bustan school Natania, Beit Nagler Center Hifa, The Pais (lottery) Foundation, the Israeli Ministry of Culture, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Israeli Choreographers Association and different israeli festivals, cultural centers and schools, that hosted my creation processes and performances. 


To summaries it: My professional creative quest as an artist has started In 2001 in Israel which was very kind to me and since then I created more then 25 creations for the stage (who’s counting?!), I own my own style (Why not!?), and it’s been mostly well done! (at least that’s what I’ve heard). 



THE WORLD:


Recognized by the luxurious artistic initiative "The Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative", as one of its 4 finalists for the 2003 - 2005 cycle (Mentor: Saburo Teshigawara). 


Was invited to international competitions in Holland, Germany, Japan and Spain. All of them went very well and I won prizes in Germany (Hannover and Stuttgart - 3 different prizes) and Spain (Burgos, Gran Canaria and Madrid - 4 different prizes). 


I created for professional companies and schools/conservatories (Austria, Germany, Spain and Israel) and to sum it up, I’ve performed with my own creations so far between: Israel, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Croatia, Austria, Germany, USA, Spain, Holland, Italy and Japan. 


(details of “when and where” exactly are in the “Complete resume >>” page).



SPAIN - THE PRESENT:


General: Yes I am in Spain now, resident in Madrid since 2009. Came because of love, staying because of my need to expand and taste from that variety the world has to offer. 


Music and Video: Here I took time to teach myself some music creation or as they call it today “sound design” (digital composition). This is an old passion of mine and now I finally write songs, compose music, design sound... for me and other artists... to be used in stage creations. I also aim towards the creation of an album and a commercial type of music. As well, I like playing around with video screening, depicting theatrical characters (this includes writing, directing and editing - but we’ll do that better later). 


Won prizes at 3 different spanish choreographic competitions (10Masdanza Festival, Burgos-New-York 2008, XXII Madrid Certamen ). 


Temporary artistic Residencies took place in Alcalá de Henares University, Canal Dance Center in Madrid >> (2010, 2011) and at Artestudio Xestion Cultural >> ( A Coruña 2011 ). 


Supports: from Casa Sefarad Israel >> and the Israeli Embassy in Madrid for the execution of two of my pieces. Supports in the form of performances: Cadiz en danza Festival ; ‘Mercat de Les Flors’ and ‘Tantarantana Theater’ in Barcelona - for “BCSTX’10 Festival” ; Madrid National Choreography Competition ; Paco Rabal Cultural Center in Madrid ; EMPAPE Festival in La Coruña ; Danza Malaga Festival.


Collaborations: with SNEO Mestizaje Projects >> (Madrid) as co-producers, which lead to a support for creation from Madrid’s Regional Government (Comunidad de Madrid) in 2010 - 2011. New collaborations are with Compañia Sharon Friendman (Madrid) and Cia Entremans (La Coruña).


Performances I did here in Spain so far: “Affected By The Sun >>”, “Celebrate if you Can! >>”, The ‘TEASER’ Trilogy >> (Teaser 1 - Run, Shlomi, Run! ; Teaser 2 - Where you headed fool?! ; Teaser 3 - Get the money and run!) and the latest “Dale Vida >>” (which stands for “Give it Life”).


Teachings: Constructed and still growing my “You are the creator >>” workshops/classes. This is a training system, open to and designed for a variety of professionals and non professionals from different fields... for all moving people. This technique was tested while guest teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid, at the Institute del Teatre in Barcelona (where I created as well the short pieces “Ek” and “Stay together it will be all over soon I promise!”), and at the RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in Madrid. These workshops are also done in private studios, as well as in festivals and events.


“Shlomi Bitton and Company” was the new tittle here in Spain. We also tried “Shlomi Bitton & Joy is Key Company” or “Shlomi Bitton & A Joyful Bunch”... all in order to focus a bit the spirit of my desired company/companions, and it’s products. But, this search is not over yet, we’ll keep on playing for a while longer, actually why decide now and why forever ha?!


Ok so... most of the above are kind of ‘the past’ already (true to December 2011), but belong to my general ‘now’ in Spain. Here in Spain I can definitely do more, but I am open to move on too (open to suggestions of-course). Updates on what I do NOW NOW you can find at the welcome page (News log), or the Blog (where all the “junk” goes to too) which will be synced with Facebook and what not... 



THE FUTURE:


Well, who knows really. Family and friends are asking that question for a while since I did that “disappearing” act on them, so, here bellow I can share with you all, some of the things I would LIKE to do:

Keep on dancing. Keep on growing my creative style, not only between me and me but with other talented people too (they call it “a company”).

Having a company.

Having a place/home FOR the company (Madrid would be nice, as well as any other beautiful-inspiring cities).

Having constant support and growing recognition for the company (naturally).

Having a non dependable constant flow of incomes to that company, so we could be our own masters! (or monsters).

Also:

Creating for other companies and launching different sorts of exciting co-productions.

Keep on doing music, recording an album even, sing my songs, sell the album, perform live, concerts, big band (the whole shebang, why not)... this music can serve in our dance projects too.

I want to make movies - direct them, play in them, write some scripts (or at least one), have a cast, have some supporting studios, kick ass production, kick ass results, smashing summer hit ( or a cosy winter love story) and you can throw in an award or two! (but lets start with a nice acting role, in a nice movie, of another nice director. Suggestions?). Piece✌! 

To summaries it:
Copyright © Shlomi Bitton - 2011 - All Rights Reserved                                         | Facebook

I wish to do a mix between all of the above! and enjoy from that mentioned variety this lovely universe is offering! Artistically/professionally these are the things that interest me and that’s where I am aiming for. Personally, well, I am only interested in having fun remember?! so in a way, it does not really mater what is the professional thing I will eventually do in terms of action... but it does matter to me how it/I - will feel while doing it! 


H E R E  I S  A  C A L L !!! for all of you people with “offers”... for all of you special performers/creators that would like to collaborate with us, all of you festival mangers who are not afraid to invest (and now), all of you sponsors who can give a hand,  all of you “thinkers” who have some ideas to share (and all of you ‘lovers’ who need a hug!)... COME TO US! (it’s free!).


Y o u can get it from my words/writings a bit - I have this desire to continue telling a new story, as well as a constant need to offer positive ideas and inspirations to people... and I want to do it through performance arts too. I wish to entertain people, myself mostly, and to share with anyone who care to listen, the thought and the real possibility, that we are all "c r e a t o r s"! and that happiness is our common heritage and a reason for positive changes in our reality. 


This is my new interaction with you dear reader! I invited you to play! My game is called “The basis of life is freedom, the result of life is expansion, and the purpose of life is joy!”. 

You know this game?


-------------E--N--D-------------


If you’ve read all the above, you are officially a “survivor” (but a winner too). Thank you very much for your attention, I am at your service always, wishing you happy super creative days (and nights)... and... shalom!


Shlomi Bitton & (whatever) Company headquarters.