Gil Harush, choreographer, psychotherapist and a dance teacher. Since 2019, Harush has been based in the Basque Country where his dance studio and therapy clinic are located. In the local cultural scene, he regularly collaborates with the DANTZAZ dance company (SAL, 2021 l FOMO, 2022), KUKAI dance company and the Victoria Eugenia Theater.
Harush was born and raised in Israel. He received his dance education at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Tel Aviv, 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 Harush & 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 significant visual elements and symbols. His creations are tightly attached and inspired by 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.
With his ensamble, 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 2012-2016, Harush presented his works, participated as a choreographer and a guest teacher in a variety of international events:
Kiev 2012 - The International Celebrations of 25 years of relations between Israel and Ukraine.
New York City 2013 - The Contemporary Dance Week. Asylum Artists Retreat of the Roi Community & Six Points.
San Luis, Mexico 2014 - 50 Years Gala of the Ballet Provincial de San Luis. Paris, 2014- Winner of the Grand Prix, 1st prize, at the international contemporary dance competition Synodales.
St. Petersburg 2015: Harush has been selected as the most influencing guest teacher by the Open Look international dance festival, where he also presented the world premiere of his creation “Perfect Pet”, 2015, at the Alexandrinsky Theater.
Tel Aviv 2016 - Harush presented his tenth work, "Garden" at the "International Exposure" Dance Festival at the Susan Dellal Center.
By the end of 2017, Harush returned to Europe and started working in three cities simultaneously: In Geneva he coordinated the “Area Young Ballet”, in Madrid he established his therapy office and as a choreographer, he began to work closely with the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg:
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 - Harush's largest production so far: A 90min creation, danced by the whole company and played by the Symphonic Orchestra of Mulhouse.
LIST OF CREATIONS
2022 “don't look at the jar” - Ballet am Rhein, Dusseldorf (50 min)
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)