Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

Choreographers

Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar (Israel) form an innovative duo in the contemporary danceworld. In 2012 Gai and Sharons United Black  has premiered, this was in collaboration with the Swedish Goteborgs Operans Danskompani. For NDT 2 they created Sara (2013) and FEELINGS  (2016) and for NDT 1 they created Bedroom Folk (2015) and Salt Womb (2016). In 2013 the duo formed their dance company L-E-V.

 

Gai Behar
Gai Behar (Jerusalem, 1977) has been of wide influence of Tel Aviv’s live music, art and nightlife scenes from 1999 to 2005. He produced live music, underground artistic events and techno raves. In addition, Behar maintained more established partylines (Syntechtich, Dark Disco, Night Rox and more) in clubs such as Maxim, Shoken 17, TLV and Deep. Between 1999-2005 Behar also curated and produced the events Man Without a Shirt in Tel Aviv. The first event was co-curated by Uri Katzenstein, the second included works by Sharon Eyal. Together with Ori Lichtik, Behar played in Anna Frank 14 – a techno-acoustic line-up based mainly on minimalistic rhythms and melodies.

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.

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.