Arkadi Zaides is a choreographer, born in 1979 in Belarus, immigrated to Israel in 1990, and currently working in Israel and in Europe. Zaides holds a Master’s degree from the Amsterdam Master Of Choreography program at the Theater School (NL). Danced in Israeli companies including Batsheva Dance Company and Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. In his independent work since 2004, Zaides addresses social and political issues, focusing on the Israeli/Palestinian context and on social/political reality in Europe. Zaides’ artistic practice aims to initiate critical debate, concentrating on the body as a medium through which social and political issues are experienced most acutely. His works have been presented in numerous festivals and venues around the world, among them; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Next Festival, Tournai (BE); Festival Transameriques, Montreal (CA); NYLA, New York, Yale University, New Haven (USA); Julidans, Amsterdam, Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL); Spielart, Munich (DE); Aoyama Round Theater, Tokyo (JP); MIT, Sao Paulo (BR); Santarcangelo Theater Festival (IT); Les Subsistances, Lyon, Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris and Festival d’Avignon (FR).