Cooped Up With Vertigo

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Members of Vertigo dance troupe in Israel have set up a dance studio in old chicken coops on Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed Hey. In most places it’s a 1958 Hitchcock movie, or a word to describe a dizzy sort of feeling, but in Israel, Vertigo is a world-renowned dance troupe that was founded in Jerusalem about […]

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Take Your Team To Lebanon's Ecovillage

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Get Your Green On in The Dmit Valley Ecovillages are slowly sprouting in the Middle East.  There’s Kramim in Israel’s Negev Desert, as well as the well-known Kibbutz Lotan, and now the first of its kind in Lebanon.  Called simply EcoVillage, this project was grown from the ground by Karim al Khatib and a group […]

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Nitzana's An Ecological Village That Practices What It Preaches

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(Images: Solar concentrator – presents advanced technology for the concentration of solar radiation and various applications of its energy. The Solar Park’s Evaporative Cooling Tower – this exhibit shows how to cool a large space, based on the principles of natural ventilation, evaporative cooling and solar power.) How does a rural educational community located in […]

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Vertigo Dancers Get Their Groove On in an Eco-Arts Village

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On the surface, arts and ecology don’t seem to intersect, yet some artists have discovered a connection between our relationship with the earth and their creative endeavors. With Robert Hass, we explored the relationship between poetry and the environment. Now Vertigo Dance Company, one of Israel’s best-known modern dance companies, is exploring the relationship between […]

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