If we observe closely to the movements and the body language of a woman, we can understand her philosophy and her social value. Indeed, we are all in parts a product of our social friction and our environment. In this lecture/performance Ms. Qing Fang-Bentov will portrait Chinese women through Chinese, Chinese Korean and Chinese Mongolian Dance movements. Are there commonalities among all the women in the world? Of course. Let’s unveil the women’s way and their inner world through their body language.
Ms. Qing Fang-Bentov was born in Beijing, China in 1960. At the age of twelve she went to the Beijing Art School specializing in Chinese Dance. From 1976-1980 She was a Dancer in Beijing Music and Dance Company. She received the Bachelor degree in Chinese Ethnic Dance Education from Beijing Dance Academy in 1984. Soon after the graduation, she became a teacher at the same academy.
In 1986 Ms. Fang-Bentov went to the United States to study Modern Dance Choreography. She received the Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993. She taught Modern Dance and Chinese Dance in UCLA Dance Department in 1994 and 1995. From 1996-1997 she was in China as a Guest Artist in Beijing Dance Academy.
Ms. Fang-Bentov moved to Israel with her family in 1998. From 1999 to 2012 she had been teaching both Modern Dance and Chinese Dance in various dance institutions in Israel, including: Bat Dor School of Dance, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Bekurey Ha’itim Arts Center, Tel Aviv. In 2005, Ms. Fang Bentov received The First Prize in Israel New Immigrates Dance competition. From 2008 to 2009 and 2012 to 2013 she also taught Chinese language in Asian Department of University of Tel Aviv.
From 2012 to 2014 Ms. Qing Fang Bentov studied in the Two-Years -Course for Tour Guides, supervised by Israel Ministry of Tourism. In Feb. 2015 she received her Israeli Tour Guides license in English and Chinese language. Since then, she has been working as a Tour Guide.