We are happy to return to two intimate performances of LIE LIKE A LION in its exposed and unfiltered studio version. LIE LIKE A LION performed by Yasmeen Godder, is a personal journey into materials from her 15 years archive, allowing them to echo and speak anew through her current corporeal and mental state. For an hour Godder re-examines a changing performative identity, in a stirring and refreshing meeting with themes and qualities with which she worked throughout the years, incorporating archival clothes and props which also receive new functions and associations. On stage with her are the musicians: Moshe Aharonov on viola and Matan Daskal on piano, who perform works by contemporary composers: Nico Muhly, Salvatore Scerrino, and Gal Schuster, and accompany Godder’s process, acting as catalysts for the the development of the work’s dramaturgy, reflecting and challenging it.

"A Dance of Ice and Fire: Israeli Dancer Bewitches in New Performance...Godder is consistently 
a tremendous performer." (Ruth Eshel, Haaretz)

 Friday February 24th 20:00

Saturday February 25th 20:00

Yasmeen Godder Studio, at The Mandel Cultural Center, 2 HatKhiya St. Jaffa

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Following the premiere shows of Common Emotions in Tanz und Theatre Festival at Theatre Freiburg, we participated in  The Dancer’s Knowledge- What else is it good for? -a two day workshop at Theater Freiburg, that was a closure to our year long project and collaboration with Theater Freiburg, that we feel so l honored and thankful for.  “Störung/ הפרעה” was a unique collaborative interdisciplinary project that brought together scientists, professional dancers and choreographers, physicians, as well as people with Parkinson’s  from Israel and Germany, to explore different aspects of human movement and movement disorder. To read more about it here’s the blog:  

In 2017 we continue with the dance classes for people who live with Parkinson, every Monday and Wednesdays (look for the column at the side for more information).



In November 2015 we received news that Yasmeen won the Ministry’s of Culture “Creation Prize” for CLIMAX. Here are the judges words: "Godder has a significant role in the the Israeli dance scene and receives both local and international recognition. Her work is characterised by detailed and deep artistic research which expresses itself in a unique physical and visual language and a committed honest and brave execution which invokes a rare physical- emotional- experiential effect. "

workshops and classes

 Open Morning Classes with Yasmeen Godder

Tuesdays 9:00am-10:45am

The studio opens at 8:45;

50 NIS a class/200 NIS for a card of 5 classes/ 350 NIS for 10 classes!


 Dance Classes for People with Parkinson

Mondays 11:30-12:45

Wednesdays 10:30-11:45




Yoga Classes with Avital Barak  -Sun. & Thurs. 9:00am - 10:15am

Vinyasa style, for dancers and non-dancers

40 NIS a class/ 170 NIS for a card of 5 classes

NO CLASS on February 12