As the story goes, the Brooklyn Bridge was originally built to allow Manhattan workers access to what was thought to be the prime real estate of the area. After all, who would want to live in a cramped environment like Manhattan? Few foresaw that the bridges would actually be used in reverse, to allow throngs of workers, residents and tourists into Manhattan rather than out of it.
For the group of artists quickly banding together as a community around the Kelim choreography center and school, such feels true of the Ayalon Highway. Whereas five years ago, to create dance meant to be present in the center of Tel Aviv, today’s independent choreographers are doing a one-eighty and heading straight for Bat Yam.