Mor Shani (Israel, 1985) is a freelance choreographer based in the Netherlands. He started his professional career as a dancer in Bat Dor dance company in Tel Aviv (Israel). In 2009 he graduated from the choreography department of ArtEZ dance academy in Arnhem and has since been making his own creations in different productions houses. Shani’s work is presented across Europe, and has won several international awards. The duet Lu Carmella that was made in collaboration with Ron Amit, was nominated for the Dutch VSCD Zwaan award for ‘most impressive dance production’ of 2009. Since 2010, Shani has been a resident choreographer with Dansateliers Rotterdam. In this context he created the piece Flatland, selected to the European Aerowaves network as one of the best young makers’ creations, and Gravity and Grace, a performance in which three performers struggle with the simplest, yet hardest task of all: carrying oneself. Both performances are touring at the moment. At Dansateliers Shani also created the piece Caliber in collaboration with Conny Janssen Danst. Apart from teaching in different contexts in the Netherlands and abroad, Shani is since January 2013 an artist in residence at the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICKamsterdam). Currently Shani is busy with Love-ism, a long term study inspired by the book “Art of Loving” by Erich Fromm. Love-ism is a Dansateliers Rotterdam production in collaboration with ICKamsterdam, co-produced by Frascati productions, Act Your Age (EU) and SKVR Rotterdam. Love-ism chapter 1 premiered in February 2013 in Cadance Festival and co-produced by Korzo, Dansateliers and ICKamsterdam. Love-ism in its final form will premiere in December 2013 in Rotterdam Schouwburg.