The Kennedy Center

Rachel Erdos and Ido Tadmor



Biography

"There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground, 1864

Rachel Erdos's work is an extended version of the solo 'and Mr' commissioned and performed by Israeli dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor. It was originally premiered in August 2011 and since then been performed in New York, Israel, Korea and Cyprus with upcoming performances in Brazil, Budapest and Hong Kong.

This extended version had its Israeli premiere as part of Intima Dance Festival and Summer Dance Festival, Tel Aviv and its international premiere as part of 'Between the seas festival' New York. This performance was made possible with the help of The Israeli Consulate in New York.

Rachel Erdos moved from England to Israel in 2002 after graduating from The Laban Centre London with a Masters of Arts specializing in choreography.  Her work has been seen in many important festivals both in Israel and internationally including London, Bratislava, Ireland, Cyprus, South Africa, Italy, China, Denmark, and the U.S. In 2008 Rachel won first prize in The AICC International Choreography Competition 2008, Aarhus, Denmark. She was then invited back to create a new work on Mancopy Dance Company, Aarhus. In 2009 Rachel won City Dance Ensemble’s Next Choreography Commission and the company performed her work at The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. In 2010 Rachel’s work was shown in The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London and she was artist in residence in Cork, Ireland as part of The Blank Canvas program. In 2011 Rachel was commissioned to make a solo for renowned Israeli dancer/choreographer Ido Tadmor and the work received critical acclaim. Please visit www.rachelerdos.com for more information.

Ido Tadmor, an international acclaimed dancer-choreographer began his studies at the Bat Dor Dance School, and joined the Bat Dor Dance Company shortly thereafter. After a few years as a soloist in Bat Dor Dance Company, he was invited to join the Batsheva Dance Company, where he danced for five years as lead dancer. Following his departure from the Batsheva Dance Company, Mr. Tadmor was asked to perform as a lead dancer in Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, New York.

After his return to Israel he was also invited to perform as lead dancer by the Scapino Ballet company of Rotterdam, Holland. In 1995, he formed his own troupe Ido Tadmor – Dance Company. Since then, he has been the art director of the company and has performed with the company as senior dancer in many places around the world including Tokyo, U.S., Madrid, Paris, and Moscow.

During the past three decades Mr. Tadmor has represented the State of Israel as Israel's leading dancer around the world as an “ambassador of dance.” He has appeared at prestigious gala evenings and highly regarded festivals throughout the world and has been characterized by the Vienna Committee as one of the top ten dancers in the world of modern dance. Please visit www.Idotadmor.co.il for more information.
 
Stefan Ferry is a classically trained dancer from the Paris Opera dance school and conservatoire national superieur de danse de Paris. Mr. Ferry was a member of ''les Ballets de Monte Carlo '' 1994-1999 and The Batsheva dance company in Israel 1999-2008.  He also became an official Gaga teacher in 2008 by Ohad Naharin.  Mr. Ferry now teaches ballet and Gaga in Israel and around the world. He received the ''Yair shapira''prize for dancer of the year awarded in 2005.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/22/2012: Rachel Erdos

Hailing from Tel Aviv, the independent choreographer presents a dance performance showcasing her talents which have been featured at festivals all over the world.

Rachel Erdos and Ido Tadmor