Roni Chadash, 1990, is an independent choreographer, performer and teacher, based in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Roni's professional training included one year at Vertigo Dance Workshop and one year at the Gaaton Dance Workshop (2012-2014).
In 2015, Roni began her independent artistic path, through the media of video-dance. Her early video works received great exposure on social media, as well as invitations from international video-dance festivals.
The shift from screen to stage was organic, and in 2015 Roni created her first solo ‘Ani-Ma’, which won the prestigious award of ‘Shades in Dance’ - a well known Israeli competition for young choreographers.
Since then, Roni continued to develop her particular body language and the philosophy behind it.
Roni is deconstructing the body and transforming it into abstract shapes & figures, using separation of body parts and going beyond physical limits. She is interested in deconstructing the form of ‘dance’ as it is perceived.
In her physical research, she search for extreme mobility and softness as well as emotional and physical instincts that create motion.
Roni's ongoing research for a particular and define langauge led her to create several works, some solo (‘Goofy’, ‘NO-BODY’,’Me & all of that body’), and some collaborating with other performers (‘Victims & Images’, ‘BODY #1’, ’Chapters of Joy’). Her works received numerous awards for their originality, and were invited to various international festivals and theaters.
Her body of work is characterized by challenging how we visually-perceive the human body, and the feminine in particular.
AS A PERFORMER, Roni is collaborating with independent choreographers in Israel and abroad, including Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Maya Brinner, Odelya Kuperberg and Satoshi Kudo.
AS A TEACHER, Roni is leading contemporary dance classes and improvisation workshops in Israel and abroad.
Roni’s classes are based on the physical principles of her language: going back to the instincts of moving, releasing the control over the body, honesty in movement, letting go, using space as a tool to find balance, finding wilderness & passion in the body and going beyond physical limitations.
ISRAEL MINISTRY OF CULTURE AWARD FOR YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS 2018
BEST SOLO, MASDANZ 2019
BEST PERFORMER, MASDANZA 2016
BEST PERFORMER, SOLODUO 2016
BEST PERFORMER, BCDC 2016
AUDIENCE AWARD, BCDC 2016
AUDIENCE AWARD, FKM 2016
‘PARTS’ AWARD, BCDC 2016
‘ALEXANDER IZRALOVSKI’ AWARD, FKM 2016
JURY 1ST PRIZE, SHASDES IN DANCE 2015
JURY 3RD PRIZE, MASH 2016
JURY 2ND PRICS, FRINGE FESTIVAL BEER SHEVA