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January 13, 2012

Free Master Class with Avshalom Pollak

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

11:00am - 12:30pm

Cleveland State University

New Arts Campus in the Middough Building (Information below)

DANCECleveland invites pre-professional and professional dancers to an open master class led by Avshalom Pollak and dancers from the Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak Dance Company from Israel.

ABOUT Avshalom Pollak: Pollak, Director of Oyster, was born in Israel in 1970. He was trained as a classical actor and graduated from The Nissan Nativ Drama School in Tel-Aviv. He developed an understanding early on of the commitment and drive needed to create a high-quality theatrical experience for an audience, after observing his father, a well-known Israel actor, from backstage. He has acted in a large number of films and television programs as well as many theatrical plays at The Habimah National Theatre, The Cameri Theatre, Gesher Theatre and The Haifa Municipal Theatre. Roles have included Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Casssio in Othello, Valere in The Miser, Tuzenbach in Three Sisters, Phillip in Orphans and many others.

Space is limited!

Class runs from 11:00am - 12:30pm

Please arrive no later than 10:45am

RSVP to Lynn Deering at

This class will be held in the new Cleveland State University arts facility "The Middough Building," in large Dance Studio, Room 523. The entrance to the Middough Building is located on E. 13th Street, between Euclid and Chester Avenue (by Dodge Court). The official address is 1901 E. 13th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44114-3599. Please reserve a space for this master class by emailing:

About the Company: Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company was founded in 1992 and has toured the globe to critical acclaim. The company consists of 12 dancer/actors working among various artistic disciplines to create new work informed by memories, longings, ideas and imagination. In Cleveland, the company will perform Oyster, a magical and mysterious work that combines the dreamlike qualities of Fellini and the keen intellect of Pina Bausch. Enter a fantastic circus-world of wandering street acrobats and oddly beautiful creatures. Performers and dancers in doll-like make-up, spiky blonde wigs, and tutus alternately become puppets or puppeteers. The unique movement combines ballet, contemporary, mime and acrobatics in an unforgettable, magical evening.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 216.991.9000 or visit

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