Ze'eva Cohen Dance Foundation Inc.

"Rainwood" Choreographer: Ze'eva Cohen. Dancers: RDT. Photo: Mickey Hoelscher

Founded in 1973, the Ze’eva Cohen Dance Foundation (ZCDF) aims to fulfill Cohen’s artistic and educational vision of providing communities access to theatrical dance experiences that bridge cultural differences or divides and inspires understanding of human commonalities that are often hard to perceive. ZCDF has achieved its mission through performances, teaching, lectures, and consulting. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, these activities have included Cohen’s pioneering Solo Dance Repertory Program; her work directing and choreographing for her dance company; and her work as guest choreographer for national and international dance companies. ZCDF’s latest project is archiving works from Cohen’s career and producing a documentary film, Ze’eva Cohen Creating A Life in Dance. Through archival footage, Cohen’s narration, and interviews with former students, the film illuminates her artistic and educational philosophy and is meant to inspire general audiences and future generations in dance.