מיסודם של עיריית חיפה • משרד החינוך והתרבות • סנט העיר החופשית ברמן Founders: Haifa Municipality • Ministry of Education and Culture • Senate of the Free City of Bremen
Choreographers and dancers in the fields of classical, modern and folk dance, such as the Beta Dance Troupe, Sigma Ensemble and the Haifa Contemporary Dance Workshop, received support that enabled them to continue with ongoing activities and to produce projects.
Sigma Ensemble was established under the name HaDance in summer 2007, by Ramot community center in Haifa. The aim of the project was to establish a professional repertory dance troupe in Haifa, which will answer the needs of graduates of the Workshop and train dancers and choreographers, as well as be open for accepting professional dancers wishing to join its ranks.
Yardena Cohen Photo: Aliza Shkolnik, from the movie Yardena is 100
Haifa Arts Foundation assisted in producing the documentary The Drum and the Sea, portraying Yardena Cohen – dancer, dance teacher, and recipient of Worthy Citizen of Haifa Award. In the film, Cohen speaks about her life, her sources of inspiration, and her students – the next generation.
Written by Ruti Askenazy, Haifa Dancing was published to celebrate 50 years of dance troupes in Haifa. The book presents a historical overview of dance and folklore activities in Haifa, which for generations has been the national center of Israeli folk dance.