Artistic director and choreographer
The dancing knowledge of this young Israeli artist (Hadera, 1980) is made up of Israeli folklore, contemporary dance and classical ballet. He settled in Madrid and is the current director of his group Compañía Sharon Fridman (former Projects in Movement). His career as a dancer started in 1999 when he joined the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company, based in Tel Aviv. Fridman’s performance career is completed with experience in the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, the Vertigo Dance Company and various projects for the effervescent Suzanne Dellal Center, a renowned dance creation centre in Israel. In year 2000, he started working as a choreographer with the setting-up of Phrasal group, and the plays Cover red (2000) and Anna (2001). Other works bearing his signature are Waiting (2003), The Creation (2004), Play Boy (2005), Carlos & Me (2007), Q Project (2008), Shakuff (2010), Al menos dos caras (2011), ¿Hasta dónde…? (2011) and Rizoma (2012), a joint production with Paris Quartier d’étè Festival which was performed on July 15th for the first time at Les Invalides in Paris with 70 dancers and 10 cellists.
In 2008, he participated in Dance Lines ‘08, a Royal Opera House of London project for the development of young choreographers carried out under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. The following year, he was invited to join Choreoroam ‘09, a choreographic research project consisting of several master classes and residences in six European capital cities, where he developed and introduced his solo, Beyond, played in the Dance Week Festival in Zagreb (Croatia) and in the Bassano Opera Estate Festival in Grappa (Italy).
During his prolific career, this young artist has won several awards such as the Alicia Alonso ICC´2012 prize (Fundación Autor – The Cuban National Ballet), for the duet ¿Hasta dónde…?, the award for best contemporary dance proposal in the International Dance and Theatre Fair of Huesca 2011, for Al menos dos caras, the first prize and the audience award in the Choreography Contest Burgos-New York 2011, for ¿Hasta dónde…? too, five awards in the 2007 Choreography Contest of Madrid including the second prize for best choreography and audience award, for Carlos & Me, and the third prize in the Hannover Choreography Contest for the same play.