Neshima Dance Company, founded in 2009, is a vibrant conceptual dance theatre company based in Bristol led by artistic director/choreographer Batel Magen. The company examines and unpicks humanistic concepts and reconstructs them through physically intriguing dance, text and original musical scores; aiming to deepen the understandings of themes explored. Batel Magen seeks to push boundaries in her work through challenging technical physicality and by including emotional content from all involved.

‘Neshima is an unpretentious and engaging ensemble, directed with an eye for interesting structure and diversity by Batel Magen’

Graham Watts Resolutions 2012

Neshima meaning breath in Hebrew, seeks to incorporate Breath in its repertoire as a main ingredient of its work and movement style.

All of Neshima’s work aspires to be accessible to a range of audiences and ages. Audience inclusion is an ingredient Batel continuously seeks to embed in the company’s practice and repertoire.

Neshima is interested in working with a wide range of performers, embracing different ethnic backgrounds, age and abilities. Working in partnerships is essential in Neshima’s work and philosophy.

Neshima’s work has been funded and/or supported by a range of organizations including- Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Dance South West, Dance Voice, DanceSpace, CircoMedia, Swindon Dance, Tobacco Factory and Theatre Bristol .