If you had told a 30-year-old Anat Danieli that she would find herself at the helm of the most up-andcoming dance center in all of Israel, she probably would have chuckled a bit and changed the subject. And yet, at 51, Danieli is uniquely positioned to change the face of the local dance community and the way it functions in society. With the opening of the Kelim Choreography Center in Bat Yam, Danieli unleashed a can of worms or rather questions about how dance interacts with the audience and the greater community, how dance is presented and how it is created. This month, together with the Kelim team (Tal Gravinsky, Moran Bash and Moshe Shechter), Danieli will present the March Hare Festival, the kingpin of Kelim’s esthetic line.
“It was never my dream to have a center,” laughs Danieli.