Jerwood Award winner Yael Flexer is co-artistic director of Flexer & Sandiland (formerly Bedlam Dance Company). Originally formed by Yael when she was Choreographer in Residence at The Place, London, to date Yael has created 12 full-length productions for the company, throughout the UK and internationally. The company has been commissioned to create live and/or interactive works for among others: Sadler’s Wells, Woking Dance Festival, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Engine Room (Somerset) and, Dies de Dansa, (Barcelona, Spain).
Commissions as an independent artist include: E-Werk Tanz Festival (Freiburg, Germany), Ludus Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, Gravity & Levity, Laban, mapdance, Lila and Loop Dance Companies. Her 2010-13 commissions and live works include Weightless and The Living Room for Flexer & Sandiland, touring nationally and internationally, What if for Ludus Dance Company, Not About Love for Lila Dance Company, Vortex for Cascade Dance Company and the interactive installation Points of View, for The Barbican. Yael regularly leads choreographic labs, workshops and professional training in the UK and internationally including: Movement 12, Independent Dance & Greenwich Dance Agency, Swindon Dance, Attakalari Centre/Facets, India, Stavangar University (Norway), Bewegungs Arts (Germany) and Suzanne Dellal and The Tel-Aviv Dance Centre (Israel). Yael has been awarded a bursary from University of Chichester towards an MPhil/PhD practice-based research which is due to complete in September 2013. Yael also co-directs mapdance, the University’s postgraduate touring company.
Yael Flexer is the focus of a two day celebration at The Place marking 20 years of her choreographic practice. In November 2013 The Place will present live performances, studio sharings, projections and a digital installation to mark her choreographic achievements over the past 20 years.