Michal Samama creates works at the intersection of dance, performance, and the visual arts. Her works, most of which are site specific, move between the stage, the gallery, and the public sphere.
Samama received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She recently presented a solo show at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, as well as a retrospective project at the Diver Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, and participated in the international residency program of the Musrara School in Jerusalem. Her work was presented in numerous spaces in New York City including The Chocolate Factory Theater, Judson Church, New York Live Arts, Performance Mix Festival, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, CPR, Chez Bushwick, Priska C. Juschka Gallery, AUNTS and the 92nd Street Y. In Chicago she exhibited her works at galleries such as Aspect Ratio Gallery, Sector 2337, Julius Caesar Gallery, EXPO CHICAGO 2014, 6018 North Gallery, Rapid Pulse Festival 2014 and TBSO3 at Defibrillator Gallery, Out of Site 2015, Mana Contemporary, Links Hall, TRITRIANGLE and Northwestern University. In Israel her work was presented at HaKibbutz Gallery, Curtain Up Festivals, Intimadance Festival, The Performance Art Platform, Musrara Mix Festival and more. She is the recipient of SAIC 2013-15 New Artist Society Scholarship Award, Edes Semi-Finalist Fellowship Award and the James Nelson Raymond fellowship.
Adi Shildan is a performing artist that is interested to approach the common sense and sphere that we as humans share, to deal with collective matters through my personal perspective and life experience. Performing art is for me a political practice.
Education and Training: Klein Technique™ Teachers Certificate Program with Susan Klein, NYC, USA (ongoing), Ilan Lev therapy method program, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2013), B.Ed. Dance, the Kibbutzim College of Education, graduated with Excellency, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2013), “Kelim” program for choreography, Bat-Yam, Israel (2012), Annual technique and improvisation workshop at Yasmeen Godder studio, Jaffa, Israel (2011), The Haifa annual workshop for choreographers and dancers, Haifa, Israel (2010), High-School extended studies in dance, physics and mathematics, Ein-Hashofet, Israel (2002).
Experience and collaborations: Over the years she co-created with the choreographer and performer Nir Vidan: "The Restlessness of Winged Creatures" (2016, Dance Arena Festival, Jerusalem), “Heritage of Harmonica” (2014, Room Dance Festival, Jerusalem) and "Measuring Arms" (2012, Kelim Dance Center, Bat-Yam), as well as creating her own works, "Le Boudoir" (2017, Dance Arena Festival, Jerusalem), "Confessions" installation (2018, The Cuckoo's Nest Gallery, Jaffa) and “An apartment with a window”, choreography for a theater play by Gefen Shoval (2012, The women festival, Holon). Collaborated as a dancer with the Berlin based choreographer, Isabelle Schad, in the works "Pieces and Elements" (2016, HAU2, Berlin) and "Inside-Out" (2018, KINDL museum, Berlin), worked as well with Tami Leibovich, Sharon Hilleli Assa, Galit Criden, SuperYoutour dance-theatre group and Aharona Israel.
Snow Art is a world class international House Dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Snow is a member and one of creators of MIJ dance company. Co- organizer and teacher of: Footwork House Jam parties, dance intensive courses -Crazy Week with MiJ, House Dance intensive courses -Theories and Practices. She collaborated as a dancer with Simon Bus, Manuel Ronda. As a choreographer she presented her work in a numerous festivals around the world include: Diversia festival, Forma festival (Russia), FashionClash festival (Holland), Universal Underground festival (Slovakia), Mercat de les Flors theatre (Spain), Stadsschouwburg theatre (Holland), Keys festival, Open Your Mind festival (Russia). Snow is a Winner of varied and prestigious Dance festivals and battles all over the world such as: Juste Debout Bratislava (Slovakia), Hop Festival (Spain), SDK Russia (Russia), Open Your Mind (Russia), Move Forward (Russia), Juste Debout Russia (Russia), Area47 (Germany), House Dance Europe (Italy), Infinite Force (Poland), Nordic Soul Festival (Finland), Vilnius Street Battle (Lithuania), Ladies of Hip-hop (NYC, USA), House Dance International, (NYC), Share Your Feeling Battle (Kazahstan), OtherSide Battle (Belgium), Breakcre8ion (Belgium), Juste Debout Italy (Italy) and many more.