Hadar Ahuvia lives in Brooklyn where she teaches and organizes with progressive Jewish community and brings her diasporic Israeli identity to the forefront of her contemporary dance performances. Her work reimagines secular Israeli folk and Jewish liturgical material to envision and embody a just future for Israel/Palestine, and as such is an homage and break from a lineage of Zionist cultural workers.
Born in Argentina and raised in the US and Israel/Palestine, she trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been presented at Eastport Art Center, and SPACE Gallery, Maine, Judson, Dixon Place, CPR, BkSD, Danspace DraftWork, Movement Research Fall Festival, AUNTS, Catch, Roulette, DTW/NYLA, and the 14th St Y .
Ahuvia is grateful to have worked with artists Sara Rudner, Jill Sigman, Donna Uchizono, Molly Poerstel, Anna Sperber, Jon Kinzel, Stuart Shugg, Tatyana Tenenbaum, and Kathy Westwater. She currently performs with Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group.
Ahuvia was 2012 DTW/NYLA Fresh Tracks Artist, a 2015 Movement Research AIR, a LABA Fellow at the 14th St. Y, a 2016 Grace Paley Organizing Fellow at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the recipient of 2017-18 CUNY Dance Initiative Residency, a 2017 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, a residency at Yaddo, and a 2018 Bessie nomination for Outstanding "Breakout" Choreographer.