We welcome you to come and visit The International Dance Village, home to the internationally-acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC). Situated in Kibbutz Ga’aton and in one of the most beautiful places in the Galilee, the village has been the heart and home of KCDC since 1970. Surrounded by green bloom and crisp air, where the atmosphere is simply inspiring, nearly 100 dancers from across the world live, work, and create year-round.

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A visit to the International Dance Village offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of dancers and teaches the visitor about the secrets of excellence, cooperative work, community and support, sense of purpose, and fulfillment of dreams. Such a visit is a special experience full of excitement and learning through the world of dance.

The visit to the International Dance Village begins with a rare behind-the-scenes look into one of the leading dance companies in Israel and in the world. The story of the place is told during a guided tour, video screening, and a meeting with the KCDC dancers and KCDC’s Artistic Director, Rami Be’er, who tells the story of the dance village, the company, and his own personal artistic method and expression as an artistic director and choreographer.

Every visit includes either a live performances or an open rehearsal in one of the eight active dance studios. In addition, guests will visit dance classes and rehearsals; a fascinating experience which bring visitors into the world of the dancer and the company at large.

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You can also combine a fascinating improvisation workshop led by a company dancer. This is a kinesthetic experience that is appropriate for all ages, including those with no dance experience.

The visit can be a few hours long or a full day. You may also combine breakfast and/or lunch in the pastoral setting of the dance village that also elicits appetite.

The visit to the International Dance Village can also be combined with another tourist landmark in the Galilee from within a tourist package for your choosing.

Package Deals for Tourists Visiting The Galilee

Sea of Challenges

A refreshing morning which begins with fun activities, thrills and challenges in a magical nature reserve. This package includes: a kayaking trip to the nature reserves in Achziv and The Laguna as well as swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Following lunch on the beach, the group arrives at the International Dance Village to ‘dance with the dancers’ – a special and challenging workshop led by a company dancer. Here the visitor engages in experimenting with movement; a workshop that is appropriate for all ages and also for participants with no dance experience.

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The Goods of The Galilee

‘Dvarim Tovim’ is another magical place that is situated in the entrance of Abirim Observatory, providing an astonishing view of the Galilee. Here you can do a number of group building and enjoyable activities including a wine workshop, a soap-making workshop,
cheese workshop, group building activities, goat milking contest, ODT workshops with horses and more. All these activities including a meal or a tasting that will stimulate the senses in the fresh air. A combination of a visit to the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton and the Abirim Observatory provides the perfect experience to an enjoyable day in the Galilee.

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A Taste of Arts in the Western Galilee

Even a full week is not enough to cover all the artistic bounty offered in the Western Galilee. Therefore a day can provide a ‘day of tasting.’ The first ‘tasting’ takes place in Omania Arts Center in Kibbutz Afek. Here, visitors are exposed to a variety of different arts of the center and take part in an experiential workshop. The day continues in the International Dance Village with a special focus on the art of the company. Another option to this day is to include a visit to the Zikit Theater in Tefen for a theater workshop and participation in an exciting live theater performance.


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To schedule a visit for your family, company, school, tour group, or private event, contact:

Ayelet Ghez
Special Projects & Tour Groups
E-mail: ayelet@kcdc.co.il
Phone: +972-52-485-9834