Hi, my name is Edan. I am the choreographer and artistic director of INTER-ACTIONS in Heidelberg, Germany. INTER-ACTIONS – More than a Dance Company, is a TanzPakt Stadt/Land/Bund project developing practices in cultural sustainability with a focus on new working models for the free scene dance community. Additionally, I work as a freelance choreographer, mentor, movement researcher and dance-activist. I serve as a member of the board of TanzSzene BW and am a member of FLUX e.V. and the Freier Theaterverein Heidelberg.
The philosophy of my artistic practice is based on searching the self within its surroundings. Layered, complex and thought provoking, my work aims to explore social, psychological and emotional realms. My work includes stage works inspired by numerous subjects such as decision making, gender identity, privilege, democracy, capitalism, communication, soft skills, power and control, sexuality, fantasy, stress, addictions, belonging and perceptions. I recently completed a trilogy of 3 productions inspired by body journeys on the theme of individual, collective and cross-generational relationships with trauma.
In my previous life as a dancer I have worked with the dance companies Batsheva Ensemble Dance Company, Inbal Pinto Dance Company, NND/Galilidance and Club Guy & Roni. I have performed the works of many choreographers including: Ohad Naharin, Inbal Pinto, Sharon Eyal, Itzik Galili, Paul Selwyn Norton, Emmanuel Gat, Guy Weizman & Roni Haver and more.
My choreographic works THE PLAYERS and LUCKY BASTARDS have been awarded the Dance and Theater prize from the city of Stuttgart and the Land of Baden-Württemberg for 2017 & 2019. At the festival 6TageFrei in Stuttgart, THE PLAYERS received both the critics’ prize and the public prize for best production in 2017 and LUCKY BASTARDS received the guest performance award in 2019. My work OUT_CRY, created on the Ludwik Solski Academy of Dramatic Arts Krakow was nominated for a Silesian Golden Mask award for most unique production in 2016. In addition, I was selected for the THINK BIG Choreographic Residency program of the StaatsOper Hannover in collaboration with the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival Hannover for which I created the work VORTEX. Besides creating for INTER-ACTIONS – The Dance Company, I have choreographed works on numerous companies including: Ballett Pforzheim, Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, 420PEOPLE Prague, NND/Galilidance, Tanzhaus Zürich, Tanz International Festival Hannover, Noord Nederlandse Dans, Club Guy & Roni, OpenFLR, Random Collision and a production (in cooperation with the dancer Florencia Lamarca) supported by Sasha Waltz & Guests .
My heart often belongs to the professional development of dance makers as a coach, mentor and outside-eye. In 2017 & 2018 I developed and directed the GUMMITWIST nurturing program for choreographers at Theater Felina-Areal in Mannheim. My vision and main interest is to develop the dance field as a whole, by regularly participating and collaborating in unique multidisciplinary projects connecting dance with diverse fields such as science, film, scenography, dramaturgy, coaching and many more.