˚ ¬ BIOGRAPHY
Gil Harush, choreographer, psychotherapist and a dance teacher. Since 2019 he has lived in the Basque Country where his studio and clinic are located. In the local cultural scene, he regularly collaborates with the DANTZAZ dance company (SAL, 2021 l FOMO, 2022), KUKAI y Victoria Eugenia Theater among others.
Harush was born and raised in Israel. He received his dance education at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts and at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Holland, where he created his first dance works as a choreographer and worked with notable creators and choreographers throughout Europe and Israel.
In 2010, Harush returned to Israel and established “Ensemble Gil Carlos & Family”, a dance and performance ensemble based in Tel Aviv. Later that year, Harush won the Israeli Union of Performing Arts award.
Harush's creations illustrate real-life situations and relationships, using performance and significance visual elements and symbols. His creations are tightly attached and inspired of Psychotherapy and Body & Soul Balance theories. Indeed, in 2017 Harush completed his psychotherapy studies and internship, in the oncology department of the Beilinson Hospital , Israel.
Harush presented his works in some of the most important dance events of Israel:
Shades of Dance Festival, 2011, Other Dance Festival, 2012, Curtain Up Festival, 2013, International Exposure, 2016.
Between the years 2012-2015, Harush presented his works, participated as a choreographer and a guest teacher in a variety of international events:
The International Celebrations of 25 years of relations between Israel and Ukraine, Kiev 2012. Asylum Artists Retreat of the Roi Community & Six Points, NYC 2013. The Contemporary Dance Week, NYC 2013. 50 Years Gala of the Ballet Provincial, Mexico, San Luis 2014. Winner of the Grand Prix, 1st price, at the international contemporary dance competition Synodales 2014. "Open Look Festival", Russia, St. Petersburg 2015: Harush has been selected as the most influencing guest teacher by the Open Look international dance festival, there he as well presented the world premiere of his creation “Perfect Pet”, 2015, Alexandrinsky Theater.
Between 2013-2017, Harush directed his personal dance workshop: “Exposed” for selected students, which took place at the studios of the Batsheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv. By the end of 2017, Harush returned to Europe and started coordinating the Area Young Ballet and the superior dance formation, Geneva. In Madrid, Spain, he opened his private clinic of psychotherapy.
In 2018, Harush was Nominated for the “Best Creation Award” of 2018 , by the critics, France, for his creation “The Heart of My Heart” for the
Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin.
"Yours, Virginia", 2020, is Harush's largest production so far: A 90min creation for the Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin, danced my the whole company and played by the Symphonic Orchestra of Mulhouse.
LIST OF CREATIONS
2022 “FOMO” - Dantzaz Dance Company, Basque Country (15 min)
2021 “SAL / GESALA” - Dantzaz Dance Company, Basque Country (15 / 30 min)
2020 “Yours, Virginia” - Ballet of the National Opera du Rhin, France (90 min)
2019 “KISS&FLY” - Area Jeune Ballet, Switzerland (15 min)
2018 “The Heart of My Heart” - Ballet of the National Opera du Rhin, France (45 min)
2016 “GARDEN A Dance Trilogy” - Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv (50 min)
2015 “Perfect.Pet” - Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia (50 min)
2014 “DEADY.CATE” | Bat Sheva Dance Company Hall Tel Aviv (50 min)
2014 "New Star” - Paris, France (10 min)
2013 “DEADY” - Curtain Up Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center – Tel Aviv (15 min)
2013 “WHITE WASH” - La Mama Theater – New York City (50 min)
2012 “GOOD ENOUGH” - Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv (50 min)
2012 “Garlina Porzellan” - Other Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center – Tel Aviv (10 min)
2011 “TAKANA” - Shades of Dance Festival, Suzanne Dellal Center Tel Aviv (20 min)