September 29-30 Premiere
Reading 3 - Tel Aviv Port
Dancer & Creator
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.
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 launches L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar. This October, they premiered Untitled Black in collaboration with the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani in Gothenburg, Sweden. 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.
Gai was a notorious mover and a shaker of Tel Aviv’s live music, art and nightlife scenes from 1999 till 2005. Gai joined Sharon in co-creating Bertolina in 2006 and has collaborated along with Ori Lichtik on the creation of Sharon Eyal’s choreographic works ever since.
Ori Lichtik is a multifaceted musician, drummer and creative DJ. Since their first collaboration on Bertolina, Lichtik has created alongside Gai and Sharon throughout the choreographic process, reflecting off of the dancers’ movements, and as often inspiring and prompting them with the tone and pace of his percussive sounds and rhythms. The compositions result in precise sets that structure the works. Each live show is then improvised with fresh layers of digitally manipulated effects, creating a unique sound experience for every event.
One of the founding fathers of the techno scene in Israel, he has created, produced and spinned musical productions, techno raves and various other music and performance events since 1996. During the last decade Lichtik has taught and coordinated the DJ Department of Muzik, college for musical productions.
YNET/YEDIOT AHRONOT, May 2010 — BILL
2001 You Got to Live, Pan
2003 After Love
2004 Quiet Village
2005 Part II
2008 Makarova Kabisa
commissioned by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta
2012 Lost cause
2009 Killer Pig
2011 Corps de Walk
2012 Too Beaucoup
2012 UNTITLED BLACK
residency and collaboration with L-E-V
2012 Special Edition Series
with Eyal Gever- 3D digital artist
2012 in Black with 720 degrees
Sharon Eyal special guest with Ron Arad
2013 L-E-V NIGHT SHOW
Doug is from New Hampshire, USA and studied at
St. Paul’s School and the Juilliard School, where he received his BFA. He worked with Aszure Barton and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance before join- ing the Batsheva Ensemble in 2007. Doug continued to the Batsheva Dance Company from 2008 to 2012, where he worked with Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal, and became a student and teacher of Gaga.
He is now a founding member of L-E-V, and has been assisting Sharon and Gai in creations for companies such as the Gothenburg Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and the Royal Swedish Opera. He is a recipient of the 2007 MOVADO Future Legends Award, nominated by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Born in Israel in 1991, Gon studied dance at the Democratic School in Hadera. He joined Batsheva Ensemble, 2008 until 2011, performing the works of Ohad Naharin and Eyal | Behar, and partaking in their creation of Petrushka. In 2012, he was a guest artist with Oldenburg Dance Company in Germany for Eyal | Behar’s work, Plafona.
He is a recipient of the 2007 Sharett Scholarship for achievement in choreography and modern dance.
Born in Huskvarna, Sweden in 1982, Rebecca graduated from Balettakademien, Stockholm. After finishing her studies she worked with Kamuyot/Rikste- atern, Carte Blanche Dance Company, Norway, Batsheva Ensemble, Batsheva Dance Company and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
During her time with Batsheva and Ohad Naharin she studied GAGA and is now a certified teacher.
Born in Guadeloupe, 1980, he studied contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and then worked with a variety of companies such as Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Carte Blanche Company (Norway), Random Dance Company/Wayne McGregor (England), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Winterguests/Alan Øyen (Norway). Léo is also an independent creator.
Born in the USA in 1991, Keren Lurie Pardes attended the Arts High School in Jerusalem. She is a graduate of the dance training program at Bikurei Haitim, directed by Naomi Perlov and Ofir Dagan. Keren joined the Batsheva Ensemble as a trainee (2010-11), where she participated in a project by Idan Sharabi.
Later as a member of the Batsheva Ensemble (2011-13) she took part in the works of Ohad Naharin, and Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar in “Lost Cause” among others.
Tel Aviv, Israel
September 29-30, 2014 | Reading 3
October 13-14, 2014 | Auditorio del Estado
October 19, 2014 | Teatro Mérida
October 16, 2014 | Teatro Bicentenario
October 22-25, 2014 | The Grand
November 11, 2014 | National Arts Centre, Theatre
November 14-15, 2014 | Dance House
Los Angeles, USA
November 20-23, 2014 | Redcat
Tel Aviv, Israel
December 5-7, 2014 | Reading 3
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