Arts Council Funding awarded for amazing R&D project during Autumn 2013.

The brilliant project titled ‘Choreographic Journey’ will focus on exploring a range of choreographic approaches with the likes of internationally acclaimed choreographers: Ben Duke, Yael Flexer, Jo Fong and Lois Taylor. All will be working closely with Batel Magen and selected performers towards the making of a new Neshima dance Theatre piece!

NESHIMA DANCE COMPANY CLASSES! During rehearsals for our upcoming regional south west tour Subtext, we will be opening our company classes from 13th-25th of August. Classes will be energetic, dynamic, and will make you sweat and fly through the studio. Please see flyer for more info and booking details. Classes will be from 9.30-11.00 am at Circomedia Kingswood Foundation in Bristol @ £5/£4.  See you there, Bx

Arts Council Funding is Secured for Regional TOUR
Neshima Dance Company and Swerve Dance Theatre are delighted to announce their successful bid for a Grants for The Arts Award, from the Arts Council England. This award will support both companies on a South West regional tour of ‘Subtext’ in autumn 2012 including six regional theatre venues and five educational settings in five counties.

Subtext is an exciting full length Double bill Dance Theatre programme featuring two pieces by Batel Magen (Bristol, Neshima) and two by Helen Ganberg (Swindon, Swerve). Subtext is a dynamic and contemporary evening exploring the themes of languages and communication using unique and explosive dance fused with witty and vibrant theatre. The performance investigates the nuances and rhythms of language, physicalizes the subtlety of routine communication, and guides the audience through a journey of words.

Review- Subtext Tour

Review- Subtext tour

Artistic Director Batel Magen commented:
‘This award will enable us to get our work out even further to a wider audience, supporting youth education and professional dance development. We are absolutely delighted to have received this award which will not only support the expansion of each companies profile but will inherently also help raise the profile of dance in the south west. W e would like to say a huge thank you to all the people and organisations that have been giving us ongoing support and motivating us to push forward. We are very excited about the prospect of running this tour and cant wait to start.

With special thanks to: Bristol City Council, Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Dance, Circomedia, The Swindon Festival of Literature, Dance Voice, Theatre Bristol

Neshima Dance Company new dance theatre piece Beyond Words performs at The Place as part of Resolutions 2012 and receives excellent reviews!
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Neshima Dance Company performs at The Place in Resolutions 2012
Come to watch the performance of Neshima Dance Company’s new dance theatre piece ‘Beyond Words’ (funded by Arts Council England) in Resolutions 2012 as part of a wonderful dance triple bill! Book this date in your diary NOW:
Tuesday January 17th from 20.00!
Tickets will go on sale Monday 5th December 2011
via The Place Box Office: 0207 121 1100
(Mon – Sat 12-7pm, 6pm on non-performance days)


Neshima Dance Company opens company class
Neshima Dance Co will be rehearsing Beyond Words for Resolutions and we will be opening company class at DanceSpace The Island.

The Island, Bridewell St entrance
South West

Open class will be held on the following dates:

Saturday 14/01/12
Sunday 15/01/12
Monday 16/01/12

All classes will run from 10am-1130am at £4 per class.

Classes will be open to professional, undergraduates and young dancers. These contemporary technique classes will be led by artistic director Batel Magen and company dancers.

Book or turn up!

For enquiries email Batel on

DanceGround Interview 2011
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Neshima Dance Company awarded funding!
Following on from the success of Dancing in Tongues, Batel Magen has been awarded arts council funding to further develop the company’s repertoire by creating a 2nd professional dance theatre piece Beyond Words. This piece will follow on from Neshima’s current piece See What You Say; exploring languages and communication. Beyond Words will be created during November 2011 and performed at various South West based venues. More information to come!

Neshima Dance Company dance theatre workshop!
Bristol Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of September

Neshima Dance Company is offering a 2 day dance theatre workshop. Neshima has received funding to create ‘Beyond Words’ which will be made in Autumn 2011. These workshops will focus around this piece.

Facilitated by Artistic Director Batel Magen and Neshima dancer, Helen Wilson; workshops will include professional technique class, taught repertoire which will include material from current piece See What You Say and new piece Beyond Words, and creative workshops exploring the use of body and voice. The workshops will be highly physical, using contact improvisation and physical theatre.

Dancers, actors or any performers that love being creative and physical will enjoy!

Where: Dance Voice, Jubilee Hall, Wedmore Vale, BS3 5HX Bristol
When: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Cost: £30 for both days or £20 per day. Pay on arrival however booking is required!
Times: Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4. Studio will be open from 10.30 am each day.

Spaces are limited so advanced bookings are required.
To book or for more info email