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Iftach Vardi - Decoding Motion founder 

Iftach Vardi is a professional contemporary dancer, actor, independent creator, movement and dance teacher with an extensive background in martial arts. With over twenty years of experience, he has built his foundations in the disciplines of Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Capoeira.

His research within the contemporary dance world and performance art together with his martial art background has allowed him to create and develop his own unique movement research platform that offers an integrative dialogue between the worlds of dance, performing art and martial arts.

He has and still is training, researching, working for and collaborating with a variety of well known masters, teachers, artists, choreographers and directors from all around the world.

In 2016 Iftach Vardi founded the DECODING MOTION – movement research and development project.

This project presents core principles taken mainly from the worlds of martial arts and contemporary dance and explores their various interfaces, limitations and differences in order to allow movers from all disciplines to grow and develop further in their own fields and expand their movement intelligence and training skills.


DECODING MOTION movement research and development seminars and workshops are held around the world and can be adapted to several levels and ages depending on the desires of the facilitating school or institutions.

Seminars and Workshops have been held around the world, among others at The Place / London, Trois_CL / Luxemburg, professional Dance / Leeds, Tanzfabrik / Berlin Dock 11 / Berlin, Off dance / Switzerland, Vertigo Dance School and Company, Adama dance school / Israel, Dance perfect / Prague, Nunart / Barcelona.

More from Iftach professional work outside of Decoding Motion project can be found in www.iftachvardi.com