120 students celebrated British and Israeli artistic culture together at Tel Aviv London: Dancefloor Fusion on Thursday night. The evening opened with a canape reception, during which guests enjoyed an exhibition of British and Israeli student photographers’ works on the theme of ‘Urban Dance’.
The breadth of talent was evident not only in the impressive strength of the photography on display, but also in the different ways that students creatively interpreted the theme of ‘Urban Dance’.
One of the participating student photographers, Louise Aron, said that she felt ‘truly blessed’ to see her photographs in the exhibition, since ‘photography is one of the big loves in my life’. She added her gratitude to UJS ‘for allowing me to be a part of something amazing!’
The photography exhibition was followed by a dance show. The IDC Dance Company (from Israeli university IDC Herzliya) and Oranim, a British dance troupe with students from across the UK, performed to an astounding range of music, including traditional Israeli folk songs, religious Jewish songs, modern British and Israeli pop music and even spoken-word poetry.
The audience then flooded the stage for the after-party, where they continued to celebrate as they donned headphones for a silent disco. With two channels playing Israeli and British hits, international friendships were formed and new dances were learnt as students from across the UK and Israel joined the dancers and embraced the culture of their counterparts as they danced away for several hours.
The evening fused British and Israeli artistry in a stunning performance that captivated the entire audience. The event was a massive success and you can view the full gallery of photographs from the evening on our Facebook page.