Levy, Yonatan


Born in 1974 in Montreal, Canada, Yonatan Levy graduated from the MA studies at the Department of Theatre Arts, Faculty of the Arts, Tel-Aviv University (2005). Yonatan’s artistic work unfolds over several practices: he is a playwright, a director, an actor, a poet and a publicist. Along that, he is also an educator inspired and led by anthroposophist worldview and philosophy. Yonatan’s poetic and dramatic texts are characterized by an extraordinary verbal talent and a unique style of language and syntax – inspired by mythic and ritual elements – which attempts to create magic effect on its addressees. Yonatan’s stage work includes experimental fringe theater productions and co-creating performance and stage pieces with his adolescent pupils. Along that, Yonatan is a co-artist of the interdisciplinary art group Cordoba (installation, video, painting, poetry and more). Among his works are “The General and the Sea (2014); “Saddam Hussein – A Mystery play – awarded Best Play at the Acco Theatre Festival (2011); Solo Spoken-Word performance “The Israeli Phoenix: Messianic Poetry Epic (2009); “Mr. Universe (2007); “Manu, king of Atlantis – awarded Promising Artist and later on awarded Best Play and Best Interdisciplinary Work by Israeli Fringe Association (“Golden Porcupine competition) (2004). Yonatan has also created the Pedagogical Trilogy premiered in the Jerusalem Season of Culture in the years 2012-2013, including: “Principal Clarification, “Mayheim in Ghetto and “Alongside the Lesson. Among other works of Yonatan are the initiative “Good Energies, a verbatim staging of Israeli parliament economics committee protocol (2011), and “Malkitaus and the Bulldozer at the Harduf’s Anthroposophist High school (2009). (Quelle: sus, 21.10.2015