Tal Shibi

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MFA Fellow

Tal Shibi is a native Jerusalem choreographer, improvisor, performer, and teacher of dance, CI, and somatic awareness. He is continuously curious in exploring collaborations between different art forms, and widening the perceptions of performance and dance.


I believe in the body as an expressive medium.

I believe in the infinite possibilities of living creatively, and in the effort to give meaning to life lived through the body.
I am asking myself how can I move in creative ways today? Where could I go and how might I need to move to see with fresh eyes and think outside of any constructs that have been handed to me. Is art making something we do, or is it a place to visit? 


Born in Jerusalem, Shibi is an improviser, photographer, dance maker, as well as a teacher and ongoing student of movement, art, and therapy. Most recently he has been sharing his passion for life, creativity, and movement through creating improvisation workshops which emphasize tools for life such as playfulness, meditation, the courage to be seen, body awareness, breath work and more. 

As a certified Shiatsu and Watsu therapist, he is continuously curious about the exploration of the healing arts through movement and touch, while enjoying collaboration between different art forms. Inspiration is found in many surprising places including everyday situations, Authentic Movement, the practice and play of Contact Improvisation, Music and Dance.

Graduate of the Movement department with an emphasis on Choreography in the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. Shibi has studied Contact Improvisation with leading teachers in Israel and in the U.S. and for the past decade has been passionate about sharing his tools and dance approach through teaching improvisation, performing on stage and spreading the message of creativity & movement as a way of life. Shibi is currently pursuing his MFA at Bennington.