Miriam Rother - Bio
Canadian born and Israeli trained, Miriam Rother is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Since 1975 she has worked in Canada, Israel, Malawi, Thailand, Hungary, Switzerland and Kenya. In 2001-02 she directed two dance/ theatre pieces for Toronto-based, inclusive companies (performers with and without disability). For more see: www.picassopro.org,
From 1999 to 2004 Rother lived in Geneva where, together with two colleagues, she co-founded Danse-Habile, an inclusive dance company and non-profit disability arts association. She later served as its artistic and general director. () During a three and a half year stay in Nairobi, Rother founded and was the first artistic director of Pamoja Dance Group, an inclusive company of 11 dancers living with disability and 3 non-disabled dancers. Rother returns to work with the company twice a year as an artistic consultant. (www.pamojadance.org)
In Israel, Rother has taught dance and movement in an Arab/Jewish school in the Israeli Arab village Kufr Kara, where she also directed a dance group for Arab and Jewish women. Rother’s world-wide experience has enabled her to incorporate music and movement from many cultures in her work. In her workshop she creates an open and inclusive environment. Rother is completing the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar-Ilan University, where she has choreographed several poems of Yehudah HaLevi.