List of Ze'eva Cohen's Choreographic Works (1968-2006)

Meditation on a Square (2006), six dancers, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet. Premiere: April 8, 2006, Byham Theater, Pittsburgh, PA; Music: Evelyn Glennie, Sarband’s Libre Vermell, Traditional Sefardic Song.

Wig Wise (2004), a quartet, Spring Dance Festival (advanced students), Princeton University, February 20, 2004.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly (2001), a group work, the Tennessee Children Dance Ensemble for the opening of the Holocaust Conference at the University of Tennessee.  Premiere: April 1, 2001; music; E. Bloch and the Klezmatics.

Brahms’ Song (2000), a solo and a trio Brahms’ Opus #43, No. 1 and No. 2.  Premiere: September 28, 2000, the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York City.  Commissioned by Janie Brendel.

Women & Veils II (2000), a dance for nine women; music: Michael Keck and Zakir Hussain.  Premiere: April 13, 2000, the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, New York City.  Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Jeptha’s Daughter (1998), a duet for two women to traditional East Indian music.  Premiere: September 1998, “Dance Now” Festival at Joyce Soho, New York City.

Sharing of the Water (1998), a group work for the Tennessee Children Dance Ensemble to music by Joan Labarbara and Haza/Aloni.  Premiere: March 1998, Knoxville, Tennessee.

From Sand to Water (1997), an adaptation of “Women and Veils” to a mixed-gendered cast.  Inbal Dance Theater, Israel.  

The First Born (1997), an adaptation of male solo from “Sephardic Songs.”  Inbal Dance Theater, Israel.

Mother’s Tongue/I Love You (1996), a duet for Ze’eva Cohen and Jill Sigman to traditional Yiddish songs and instrumental Klezmer music.  Premiere: November 30, 1996, Bellevue Theater, Amsterdam, Nederland.

Negotiations (1996), a duet for Ze’eva Cohen and Aleta Hayes (a contemporary interpretation of  the relationship between the biblical matriarchs Sarah and Hagar).  Music:  Peter Jones.  Premiere: Dia Center for the Arts, New York City, October 13, 1996.
 
Women and Veils (1995), for five women.  Commissioned by Colloquium Contemporary Dance Exchange.  Music: Michael Keck, Aloni/Haza.  Premiere: March 24, 1995, Cunningham Performance Space, New York City.

Euripides’ Suppliant Women (1993), director: Rush Rehm ’73; original music score: Michael Keck.  Stanford’s Memorial Hall as part of the University’s major concert and theater series (The Lively Arts Stanford).  Restaged Folger Theater, Washington, D.C.  

Mountains of Myrrh (1993), a solo work, St. Peter’s Church, New York City.  Commissioned by Cauldron Productions as part of their cross-cultural Symposium, “The Union of Sex and Spirit.”

Circles II (1992), Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle, WA.  A 20-minute work in three movements for ten dancers.  Music: Joe Chambers, Duke Ellington and Max Roach.

Me and My Fifteen Jobs (1992), New Port Art Museum, Providence, RI.  A 10-minute solo in two movements for artistic director of Fusion Works, Providence, RI.  Music: Ellington.  Repeat performances Boston University, Brown University.

Out of Wilderness (1991).  Music: Ernest Bloch, Concerto Grosso #1.  For sixteen dancers.  In the repertory of Ballet Omaha.

Couples (1991).  Music: Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet Opus 25 (first movement).  For six dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Displaced (1990). Music: Joan La Barbara, Ofra Haza.  For ten dancers.  In the repertory of Rhode Island College Dance Company and Bucknell University Dance Company, PA.

Personal Rain Dance (1990). Music: Traditional Urdu.  A solo work for lead dancer of Forces of Nature, a company in residence, Cathedral St. John the Divine, NY.

Flight I and II (1990). Music: Zoltan Koday, Pierre Henri.  For eight dancers.  In the repertory of Dickinson College Dance Company, PA.  Created for students of Bikourei Haitim Summer Workshop, Israel.

From the Other Side (1990).  Music: 15th Century Ladino songs, performed by the Waverly Consort.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Taking Root (1988).  Music: Traditional, performed by the Waverly Consort and Alhambra.  For eight dancers.  In the repertory of Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis, IN.

Preludes (1988).  Music: Claude Debussy.  For six dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers. 

Sephardic Songs (1986).  Music: Traditional, performed by the Waverly Consort.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers, Pennsylvania Dance Theater, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, NJ.

Walkman Variations (1985).  Music: Pointer Sisters.  For seven dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers, Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, Boston Ballet II, Wayne State University Dance Co., Franklin and Marshall College Dance Company, and H. S. of Performing Arts, N.Y.

Ariadne (1985).  Music: P. Vangelis.  Solo for female dancer.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers and Detroit Dance Collective.

Ode (1985).  Music: P. Vangelis.  For seven dancers.  In the repertory of The Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble and Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.  Commissioned set by Nancy Goldring.

Quartet (1984).  Commissioned music score by Robert Kaplan.  For four dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Offering I and II (1983).  Music: David Friedman.  For sixteen dancers.  In the repertory of North Carolina Dance Theater and Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Shifting Ground (1983).  Music: Charlie Morrow, Glen Velez, and Natalie Gilbert.  For six dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers, Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati, OH, and University of Southern Mississippi Dance Co., Hattiesburg, MS.

Summer Dance I and Summer Dance II (1982).  Music: Claude Debussy and Mel Graves.  Two duets.  In the repertory of Alvin Ailey Repertory Dance Ensemble.

Randall’s Island (1982) [also restaged as Island in 2009].  Music: Igor Stravinsky.  For solo dancer.  In the repertory of Daniel Lewis Dance: A Repertory Company, New York, and Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Trio (1982).  Commissioned music score by Peter Wetzler.  For three dancers.  In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.

Sand and Sounds (1981).  Music: Environmental sounds and Allan Hovaness.  For seven dancers.  In the repertory of the Kibbutz Dance Company of Israel.

Openings (1980).  Music: Claude Debussy.  For seven dancers.  In the repertory of Dance Odyssey (New York City).

Passage/Journey (1980).  Music: Oregon.  For solo dancer.  In the repertory of Chiang Ching Dance Company (N.Y./Hong Kong), Tanzprojekt (Munich), and Ze’eva Cohen Solo Dance Program.

Wilderness, Swamps and Forest (1979).  Music: George Crumb, Iranian Classical and environmental sounds.  For twelve dancers.  In the repertory of the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel.

Portrait for Two (1979).  Music: Chick Corea.  Duet.  In the repertory of Tanzprojekt (Munich), Batsheva Dance Company of Israel, Dance Kaleidoscope (Indianapolis), and Israel Chamber Dance Theater (TAMAR), (New York City/Israel).

Songs (1978).  Music: Johannes Brahms.  For dancer, singer, and pianist.  Ze’eva Cohen Solo Dance Program.

Rainwood (1977).  Music: Environmental sounds.  For seven dancers.  In the repertory of the Boston Ballet; Tanzprojekt (Munich); Dance Kaleidoscope (Indianapolis); Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers (1983); Batsheva Dance Company of Israel.

Goat Dance (1976).  Music: George Crumb.  For ten dancers.  In the repertory of the Boston Ballet and Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers.  As a solo, in the repertory of Contemporary Motions Dance Company, New York.

Ring of Silence/Listen (1976).  Music: George Crumb.  Solo.  In the repertory of Tanzprojekt (Munich), Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers and Jimena Lasansky Dance Co. (Camden, ME).

Seed (1974). Music: For three dancers. In the repertory of Ze’eva Cohen and Friends. The Dance Gallery, New York. 

Wadi (1973).  Commissioned music score by Charlie Morrow and Carol Weber.  For thirteen dancers.  Daniel Nagrin Studio, New York.

Cloud Song (1971).  Music: Davis, Hendrix, The United States of America.  Ze’eva Cohen Solo Dance Program; also performed by Wendy Summit, Cubiculo Theater (New York City, 1978).

Passage (1971).  Music: George Crumb.  For eleven dancers.  Boston University Institute at Tanglewood, MA.

Mod Donna (1970).  Play by Myrna Lamb, directed by Joseph Papp, New York.  Shakespeare Festival Theater, New York.

Three Landscapes (1968).  Music: Hovhaness, Cage, Khan.  Ze’eva Cohen Solo Dance Program.

 

List of Companies which Acquired and Performed Ze'eva Cohen's Choreographic Works

Alvin Ailey II
Ballet Omaha, NE
Batsheva Dance Company, Israel
Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, Pittsburgh, PA
Boston Ballet (First and Second Companies)
Jane Brendell Company Dance
Chamber Dance, San Francisco
Chiang Ching Dance Company, New York City, Hong Kong
Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble
Ze’eva Cohen and Dancers
Ze’eva Cohen Solo Dance
Colloquium Contemporary Dance Exchange
Contemporary Dance Theater, Cincinnati, OH
Contemporary Motions Dance Company,  
New York
Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis, IN
Dance Odyssey, New York, NY
Detroit Dance Collective
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, New Jersey
Forces of Nature
Fusion Works, Providence, RI
Inbal Dance Theater, Israel
Jimena Lasonsky Dance Company, Camden, ME
Kibbutz Dance Company of Israel
Daniel Lewis Dance Company, New York, NY
North Carolina Dance Theater
Pennsylvania Dance Theater
Shakespeare Festival Theater, New York
Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle, WA
Tamar, Israel Chamber Dance Theater
Tennessee Children Dance Ensemble
Utah Repertory Dance Company
The Yard, Chilmark, MA