Con-Calore Dance Group (CCDG) is a contemporary dance group with a unique theatrical urban style based in Jerusalem that creates post-dramatic dance performances with storytelling motifs.
The group led by the choreographer and artistic director Maya Popova and general director Michal Bar-Or Karro, focuses on creating distinguished dance shows that support the constructive fusion of creative artistic mediums. Aiming to produce high-quality dance productions that create a new way of how people see dance and themselves.
Since being founded in 2017, CCDG has already been invited to perform on international stages such as Mashup International Showcase in Los Angeles 2020, Open Look Contemporary Dance Festival in St. Petersburg 2020, Prosspettiva Premia Danza Award in Padua Italy 2020, and was invited to perform at the opening of a contemporary art exhibition in London.
The group has also performed in many of Israel’s most prestigious cultural festivals and venues including the International Dance Festival Residance in Jerusalem (2019), the Annual Jerusalem Arts Festival (2019, 2020), the Annual Festival of the Israeli Dance Creators at Beit Mazia (2018), the Jerusalem International Dance Week of Machol Shalem Dance House (2020), the Gerard Bachar Center, the New Gallery and the Tel-Aviv Museum of Arts.
Con Calore believes that Jerusalem, as a unique international city, symbolizes the perfect balance between the modern and ancient world and such is the energy within our dance shows.
Each show that the group produces brings together both Israeli and international professional dancers and artists, some of whom chose to immigrate to Israel, seeking new opportunities to create and flourish. The group is developing a brand that promotes dance, theatre, costume design, video-art and music productions MADE IN ISRAEL.
CCDG confronts relatively complex and challenging issues that are usually left untouched. Maya's daring choreographic voice, together with the unique quality of the dancers, leads to a fascinating and extraordinary range of performances that expand beyond the limits of the viewers' imagination.
The special collaboration between director Michal Bar Or and choreographer Maya Popova enhances the quality of Con-Calore dance group productions. The group comprises highly professional and qualified dancers who are carefully chosen (each one for a specific project) in accordance with the concept and needs of the production.
The group is currently working on a new show with multiple dancers ‘In Time of Plague’. The show will be premiered on December 2021 in the ‘Inbal Theatre in TLV, accompanied by today’s leading rock/metal artist Davidavi ‘Vidi’ Dolev.