Liat Waysbort

Liat Waysbort (Israel 1974) began her dance career in Tel-Aviv, where she has been dancing with the Bat-Sheva Dance Company. Liat completed her studies at the master choreography program of Codarts (Rotterdam), graduating in 2006. She started her creative work in Dansateliers in 2005, and continued with her choreographic trajectories in Dansateliers since then. In 2006 Liat created “Memory happens now”and  “Redreaming the work” in 2008. In 2009 “Reality is shaped by recalling” ́ had its premiere as the first full evening program of the Dansateliers Production House. In 2010 she made ‘Male Version’ in the framework of Brand New #1 and in 2012 she presented the piece WHAT’S LEFT. During the first edition of Brand New in 2010, a coproduction of Dansateliers and Conny Janssen Danst, she created ‘Male Version’ that was selected for the Dutch Dance Days (Nederlandse Dansdagen). In 2014, during a short residency in Dansateliers she created the powerful solo Please Me Please with and for Ivan Ugrin. The work that followed was Please Me Please – duet with grand dames Amy Gale, founder Dansateliers and Angela Linssen, artistic director MTD Amsterdam. In 2017 she premièred the group piece TITANIC, a remake of Ohad Naharin’s production The Sinking of the Titanic (1989).

Her work is characterized as warm, dynamic and slightly absurd. Via movement, the Israelian choreographer Liat Waysbort opens up a pallet of feelings and meanings. Always powerful, never sentimental, her atmospheric performances pull the spectator in.

Liat Waysbort creates work under the umbrella of her own company Bitter Sweet Dance.
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