Arkadi Zaides

Arkadi Zaides, choreographer, born in 1979 in Byelorussia, immigrated to Israel in 1990. Currently working in Israel and in Europe. Zaides holds a degree from Amsterdam Master Of Choreography program at the Theater School. He danced in a few Israeli companies among them are Batsheva Dance Company and in Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. At 2004, Zaides embarked on an independent career. Through his work Zaides addresses social and political issues, previously focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian context, and now on the European one. Zaides’ artistic practice aims to spark critical debate, concentrating on the body as the medium through which social and political issues are experienced most acutely.