Mayumana troupe

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Momentum show
Mayumana troupe

Mayumana (Hebrew: מיומנה‎) is an Israeli dance troupe that combines dance, song and percussion.[1]


Mayumana was established in Tel Aviv by Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman in 1996. The name of the troupe is derived from the Hebrew word for "skill." [2]

In 1996-2007, Mayumana performed over 5,000 shows in 30 countries, reaching an audience of more than 3.5 million people.[3]

Mayumana's "BE" show was performed with an international cast of dancers, actors, gymnasts, musicians and singers. The show uses instruments, voices and bodies to create a "visual smorgasbord of dance, movement and theater."[4]

Momentum, created by Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman, is a rhythmic dance performance in which the dancers drum on boxes, buckets and floors with their hands and feet.[5]

Mayumana also performs a children's show, ADRABA. In 2006, the troupe collaborated with Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza.[6]


Mayumana House in Jaffa

In 2011, the Arava Power Company, an Israeli solar energy firm, partnered with Mayumana to create a promotional video for the Israel EcoCinema Festival. The video was used a second time as Arava Power Company’s video-invitation to the historic launch of Ketura Sun, the first solar field in Israel.[7]


Mayumana won the Award for Excellence in Theater Production by Israel's National Academy of Theater.[8]

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ From Israel, Acrobatic Rhythm and Moves, New York Times
  2. ^ "Mayumana's Be," an Israeli rhythm-dance-performance amalgam, begins perfs at Off Broadway's Union Square Theater in February
  3. ^ Mayumana's BE is the place to be
  4. ^ Mayumana's BE is the place to be
  5. ^ From Israel, Acrobatic Rhythm and Moves, New York Times
  6. ^ Mayumana's BE is the place to be
  7. ^ You Are Invited to the Inauguration of Israel's First Solar Field. May 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Mayumana's BE is the place to be

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