// THE GUESTS CREATORS OF THE PASSPORT ENSEMBLE
Interdisciplinary Artist, Opera Director
Collaborated with Passport Ensemble Theater Group as a sound designer on Citizen K.
He graduated from the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem (2013) and is the Jerusalem Foundation Prize recipient, 2011.
As an independent theatre-maker, his credits include: And my Heart Almost Stood Still in collaboration with Leipzig's Westfluegel Theatre, which showcased in Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Israel and more; I Want to Dance, Kate! at the 2014 Akko Fringe Festival (Winner - Best Stage Language Award), What Happened to my Voice? and Caprices.
Along with Inbal Yomtovian, he is the co-founder of Golden Delicious Ensemble. The duo's object theatre works have toured Israel and all around the world.
In 2019, Ari created the video work You Need to be Ready to Let Go of What the Eye Sees for the ethnography exhibition Veiled Women of the Holy Land at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He was also an artistic advisor for the entire exhibition.
As a performer, he worked with Yonatan Levy, Ana Wild and since 2015 he is a member of Yasmin Godder's dance ensemble.
In Opera and music, Ari directed Peter and the Wolf with the Tel Aviv Quintet, Shalem at the Jerusalem Mekudeshet Festival; Cosi Fan Tutte, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Haensel und Gretel, and Le Nozze di Figaro. In 2019 he won the audience award at the Nano-Opera competition for young opera directors at Helikon Opera, Moscow.
Ari teaches at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, Haifa University and is head of the performance department at the Art-Team Youth Excellence in Arts program.