About

Oren Shkedy and Dana Ruttenberg

Oren Shkedy and Dana Ruttenberg

OREN SHKEDY

Israeli born director and actor. Graduate of the Kibbutz Seminar Theater School. TV works include "Aliffim" seasons 1-3 (2010-2012, Winner of the israeli TV Academy Award), "The Island" (2008-2009) , "Foxes" (2010), "Wonderful Divorce" (2009), “Green House” (2013), “The Neighborhood” (2014), "Shuster and Shuster" (2016, 2017) and "Zafuf" (2017). TV/ Film appearances include: “Knitted” (2009), “Maybe This Time” (2009), “All's Honey” (2010) and “Cupcakes” by Eytan Fox. Co-Founder of ScreensArt. His first Dance-Film Private I's has screened at numerous international film festivals . Awards include: Jumping Frames, Hong Kong (Outstanding film Award), International Screen Dance Festival (Honorable mention Award), Dance Camera West (Audience Choice Award), In The Palace, Bulgaria (Special Mention), Annual International Tallahassee (First Prize). His second dance film Glove Story has screened in festivals in Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and USA and is still touring internationally.

ScreensArt, a series of dance art works for the screen under his direction, premiered at Fresh Paint in Tel Aviv, showcased at the summer exhibition at Zemack Gallery in Tel Aviv, took part in the Pulse Miami Art Fair in December 2012, Plovdiv Facade Festival, and showcased at MOVING/IMAGE, Tel Aviv. CUT! his second solo exhibition with Dana Ruttenberg, opened at Chelouche Art Gallery in April 2017.

 DANA RUTTENBERG

Israeli born dancer and choreographer, graduate of The Bat-Dor School of Dance and the Thelma Yelin High-school for Performing Arts. She holds a B.A. in Dance from Columbia University and an MFA in Dance from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival program.

As artistic director of her NY based dance troupe between 2000-2003, The Red Hill Project, she has created works that showcased at various venues, including Dancenow/NYC, Joyce Soho, Mulberry Theater's Newsteps Festival, University Settlement, Minor Latham Playhouse, White Wave, and Toronto Fringe Festival, among others.

Since her return to Israel in 2003, she has been teaching, giving workshops and choreographing for the Batsheva Dance Ensemble, OtherDance Festival, IntimaDance Festival, Curtain Up Festival and Dance Arena festival, to name a few.  In 2006, She was chosen to take part in the inaugural year of the Sugar Salon Residency in New York, where she created alongside Bessie Award Winner Susan Marshall. The resulting work, titled "Pixels on The Rocks" awarded her the 2nd prize at the A.W.A.R.D Show in NY's Joyce Soho.

Ruttenberg seeks to create works that engage all the senses, not excluding the sense of humor, and to expand the existing audiences for dance. To that aim, she collaborates with artists from different fields (theater, film, music and visual art), and examines new angles for the presentation and experience of dance. Her critically acclaimed work NABA 2.0 currently in residence at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, invites audiences, through the use of Audio Guides, to choose their own soundtrack for the work which roams the galleries reacting to the presented artwork. The work is now finishing a unique cross-country tour of Israeli museums. 

Ruttenberg initiated, curates and produces Project 48 Dance, a unique collaborative artistic blind-date, bringing together choreographers, dancers and other artists. It 4th edition took place in September 2016 hosted by Batsheva Dance Company and in collaboration with Diver Festival

Her Dance-Film Private I's (Director: Oren Shkedy) has screened at international film festivals in Chille, Colombia, Turkey, Germany, Hong Kong (Outstanding film Award at Jumping Frames), USA (Audience Choice Award at Dance Camera West and first prize at the Tallahassee International Competition), Portugal, Bulgaria   and Mexico. ScreensArt, a series of dance art works for the screen, premiered at Fresh Paint in Tel Aviv and exhibited at the Miami Art Week 2012.
Her most recent Dance Film Glove Story is now making its international rounds and has screened in Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Macao, Taiwan, USA and Israel, to name a few.

Ruttenberg continues to produce and present her stage work in Israel and abroad, most recently the work God Forbid (Intimadance Festival 2016). She continues to create choreography for various Theater and TV productions throughout Israel, teach and perform abroad (Senegal, USA, Hungary, Denmark, Austria, South Africa, Italy and Russia to name a few). She is on faculty at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

Ruttenberg was chosen as one of "The Future Generation" women by The Marker W Magazine.

She is the winner of the 2013 Minister of Culture Award. She was awarded the distinguished 2012 Rosenblum Award for Promising Young Artist by the municipality of Tel Aviv. In Spring 2013, she was a visiting artist at Florida University for as part of Schusterman Foundation's Visiting Artist Program.

more about Dana at www.drdg.co.il