Idan Cohen was born and raised in Israel on Kibbutz Mizra. The kibbutz (a socialist community) life has had a wide effect on his artistic life and work. He danced with the world-renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. Since 2005, Idan has been performing, creating and teaching as an international award-winning choreographer.
A psychological sensibility, a keen sense of musicality, and a profound understanding of the cultural context, makes Idan Cohen's work a rare combination of analysis and compassion. Recent works include Gender Bender (2013), Song of a Wayfarer (2012), Mad Siren (2011); Brazil (2010), in collaboration with Maria Kong Dance Company; Because (2010), created for Silesian Dance Company in Bytom, Poland; Swan Lake (2009), supported by Tanzplan, Dresden, Germany; Joy Ride (2008); My sweet little fur (2007,1st Performance Prize, Stuttgart Solo Dance Festival); Half cup sesame seeds (2007) 1st prize and Encouragement Award for original interpretation of musical composition at the Maragarita Arnaudova modern dance competition in Sofia, Bulgaria; and A year in a fish life (2006, 2nd prize from the No Ballet competition, Ludwigshafen, Germany).