The Bridge residency was an international arts exchange program that brought for the first time, students and faculty of the Department of World Arts and Cultures together with new international partners in Israel, local partners in the city of Los Angeles, and a host of distinguished campus units. The program brought four of Tel Aviv’s leading and most creative contemporary choreographers (Idan Cohen, Ronit Ziv, Niv Sheinfeld and Barak Marshall) to work directly with students in the Department of World Arts and Cultures during a two-week residency that culminated in a Symposium and Public Performance in Spring of 2008. Conceived as a two-part reciprocal performing arts exchange program, the first phase sent three UCLA choreographers (Iddi Saaka, Cheng-Chieh Yu, and Sabela Grimes to Tel Aviv for a two-week residency in 2007.
Video Highlights of the BRIDGE Concert, May 4, 2008 at the Glorya Kaufman Theater. Featuring the works of visiting Israeli artists as well as their choreography performed by students from the UCLA Dept of World Arts and Cultures.
An Arts Education Exchange Project of: The Jewish Federation’s Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership; Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre (Tel Aviv); UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance; UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures; UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies; The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel & UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.