Sharon Eyal

Sharon Eyal (1971, Jerusalem) danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Dancers Create project. Eyal served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva in 2003-2004, and as House Choreographer from 2005 to 2012. In 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies in the world: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway, Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Germany. In 2013 Eyal launched L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar.

In 2012, the duo premiered Untitled Black in collaboration with the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2013 Eyal and Behar created the ethereal piece Sara for NDT 2. The same year they launched the dance company L-E-V. In 2015 they created Bedroom Folk for NDT 1 and FEELINGS (2016) for NDT 2. Their latest work Salt Womb (2016) received rave reviews.

Eyal is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators and the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

Salt Womb - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar