Galit Criden is a choregrapher, mother, wanderer, and researcher.
She creates liminal spaces in transition as she moves between performative works- teaching dance within communities - researching slowness & maternal strategies within performance making as well as engaging in daily mother-work. She has experience in curating public art & culture programs.
Galit currently holds a BA in Visual Theater, BA in early education, MA in Contemporary Art Theory at the Department of Visual Culture, Goldsmiths University of London. Her dissertation focused on Maternal Strategies in Performance Making as a site for political and social change. Currently, Galit is researching contemporary matriarchal structures as sites of change and production of counter-knowledge through an intersectional lens: matriarchal structures, social & political participation, and LBGTQIA+, parts of her research will be presented in her residency at the Women's Art Library at Goldsmiths University, in September 2021.
The focus of Galit’s choreographic practice is defined by sculptural physicality, extended duration, and aesthetic precision. In the different projects she creates, the relation between space, duration, and movement is intensely magnified, and the viewer is given the chance to enter another realm of consciousness and awareness. Her work is widely acclaimed for its distinct visual language.
Based on theory and practice, Galit has initiated and facilitated over a dozen performative events which consist of performances, workshops, and intimate seminars to date, within the UK and internationally. such as ‘Stardust’, commissioned by BFAMI to perform at Christie's Auction House In London, ‘Standing Still’ which was presented at Wellcome Collection Museum’, curated by Valerie Brown, Performatica Dance Festival (Puebla Mexico), The performance Conference (Jerusalem, Israel), Zaz Performance Art Festival (Tel Aviv, Israel) Group Exhibition, Lewisham Art House (London, England), Chisenhale Dance Space (London, England), Passion for Freedom Festival (London, England), Research residency Performing arts forum (France), and her recent research project, ‘Songs of a Hostess, an online series of performative webinars centering on body-knowledge in days of the pandemic, which she curated and facilitated with Laura Kirshenbaum, to name just a few.
Attesting to her outstanding abilities as a visual artist are Ms. Caiden’s accomplishments, awards of excellence, and mentions in press, In 2018 she was awarded the young promising Israeli Artist, in 2017 and 2016, two consecutive years, Ms. Criden was awarded the Jehoshua Rabinowitz Foundation for the Arts grant for her work in ‘Observation Room’, a renowned Israeli establishment dedicated to the support of artists. In 2016 Miss Criden was also accepted into the Fest’Fectory, artistic residency compound where she was commissioned to produce a new body of work over a two-year period, which culminated in a show at the Performance Conference, curated by Guy Gutman. Furthermore, Ms. Winner is the recipient of the ‘Mifal HaPayis’ Foundation, (2017).
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