Ten Israeli Artists to Teach in Top U.S. Universities this Upcoming Year


Source: Israel Institute


The Israel Institute’s eleventh cohort of its Visiting Artists Program will bring ten Israeli artists to teach at top universities across the United States during the 2019–2020 academic year. Among these artists are renowned theater artist Ruth Kanner at The Juilliard School; Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, internationally-acclaimed author of Waking Lions at UCLA; and award-winning choreographer, dancer, and musician Dafi Altabeb at Emory University.

The Visiting Artists Program is an initiative of the Israel Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for university students to learn about modern Israel. The program brings outstanding Israeli filmmakers, choreographers, musicians, writers, theater practitioners, and visual artists to leading universities in North America for teaching residencies. Beyond engaging with students, visiting artists share contemporary Israeli culture with American communities.

The ten visiting artists are theater Professor Ruth Kanner, artist and inventor Matan Berkowitz, choreographer Oryan Yohanan, writer Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, translator Dory Manor, theater director Ayelet Golan, screen writer Yoav Shutan-Goshen, dancers Noa Shavit and Dafi Altabeb and dramaturg Lilach Dekel-Avneri.

Learn more about the 2019-20 Visiting Artists Program here.

Updated: Aug. 06, 2019