The work

Blue Zone

In Blue Zone, featuring an ensemble of 12 women non-dancers ages 65-80, Galit Liss explores the experience of aging through the body and movement. She presents a way of navigating the performative and public sphere – one that challenges the conventional dancer’s body and prevailing social and political perceptions. Her performers expose the collective biography inscribed on their bodies shaped by socio-national ideas and the Zionist ethos, and simultaneously unravel it, allowing space for Eros and the private body.

In Blue Zone, past meets present and collective ideology succumbs to private movements, raising questions about loyalty, identity, place, and home. Blue Zone premiered in the Israel Festival 2020.


This video is an excerpt of a full evening-length work.


Galit Liss is an independent choreographer and teacher. As part of her artistic and social agenda, Liss creates with older women who are non-dancers. Her performances focus on the physiological aesthetics of the mature body in contemporary dance and have been performed in festivals in Israel and abroad. Her previous production GO!, was presented at  Suzanne Dellal Centre’s International Exposure and IsraDrama International Theatre Festival at the end of 2018. Galit is the creator and artistic director of the school of “Gila workshops of movement and stage art for elderly women.” There she brings her unique methodology for working with the older body. She is a graduate of the program “Artists for Social Change” at Musrara School of Photography and holds a M.Mus in arts from the Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem. She is a member of the Israeli Choreographers Association.


Galit Liss
Orit Gross
Creating performers
Ada Naggar, Halina Shamshins, Naomi Yahel, Nurit Limor, Orit Gross, Orna Schur, Sara Dagan, Smadar Carmon, Smadar Elad, Terry Kischinovsky, Vered Yatziv and Zipora Ram Fink
 Nataly Zukerman
Avi Belleli
Maya Bash
Iris Mualem
Lighting design
Rotem Elroy
Marco Tomasin Milevski
Voice guidance
Michal Oppenheim
Eli Passi
Show manager
Noa Dar
International management and production
Alina Feldman
Video and editing
Oren Mansura
Video Mix
Marco Tomasin Milevski
Eli Passi, Liron Veizman


The performance was made possible due to the kind support of the Mifal Hapais Council for the Culture and Arts, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Rabinovich Foundation, Israel Choreographers Association, Tzahala Center Tel-Aviv, Country Club Kfar Saba and Shamshins Family.