|Co-Founder, Co-Artistic director and choreographer of L-E-V|
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990-2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.
Eyal served as associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company between 2005-2012.
During 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies around the world. In 2013 Eyal launched L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar.
L-E-V’s repertoire consists of 7 creations.
Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart, premiered at RuhrTriennale in Bochum, Germany in September 2019. For the third time L-E-V's creation is co-produced with two of the leading dance venues around the globe: Sadler’s Wells - London and Julidans - Amsterdam. For this creation, also joined for the co-producers: Ruhrtriennale, Christian Dior Couture, Montpellier Danse, Torinodanza Festival, Carolina Performing Arts, Bold Tendencies, Young.
Love Chapter 2, premiered at the Montpellier Dance Festival in July 2017. For the second time L-E-V's creation is co-produced with two of the leading dance venues around the globe: Sadler’s Wells- London and Julidans- Amsterdam and for Love Chapter 2, also joined for the co-production: Montpellier Danse Festival, MIGROS Culture Percentage - Dance Festival STEPS, the RomaEuropa Festival and Theater Freiburg.
Winner of the FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet.
Over the past 9 years since L-E-V was founded, the company had more than 200 performances some in the most exclusive venues and festivals around the world such as: The Joyce Theatre – NYC; Jacob's Pillow; Sadler's Wells - London, UK ; The Montpellier Danse Festival – France; Julidans – Amsterdam.
Alongside their work with L-E-V, Eyal and Behar had also been commissioned to create for external companies such as Bedroom Folk, Salt Womb, Feelings and Sara for the Nederland Dance Theatre; Strong for StaatsBallett, Berlin, Germany, Faunes for The Paris Opera, France Half Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet; Untitled Black and Autodance for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Sweden; Killer Pig and Corps de Walk for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway; Too Beaucoup for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Plafona for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg Germany; Promise, Soul Chain for Staatstheater Mainz, Germany and more.
Eyal collaborated with major names out of the traditional dance world such as Christian Dior Couture and Maria Grazia Chiuri for various fashion shows and projects, The National and Mike Milles album/movie - participating in 2 music videos for the songs ‘Hairpin Turns’ and ‘Hey Rosey’ from the album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ as well as a live performance for their international tour’s opening concert at the L’Olympia in Paris and the music label - young.
Eyal received several awards:
WORKS BY SHARON EYAL
“This is not just another well choreographed piece, but rather a milestone, a significant and wondrous creation by a skilled and mature artist who is not afraid of complexity.”
YNET/YEDIOT AHRONOT, May 2010 — BILL
Batsheva Dance Company
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
2019 The Look
2009 Killer Pig
2011 Corps de Walk
Hubbard Street Dance Company
2012 Too Beaucoup
2012 Untitled Black
residency and collaboration with L-E-V
Microsoft “Think Next”
2012 Special Edition Series
with Eyal Gever- 3D digital artist
Jerusalem Season of culture 2012
2012 In Black with 720 degrees
Sharon Eyal special guest with Ron Arad
2013 L-E-V Night Show
2015 Bedroom Folk
2016 Salt Womb
2017 Soul Chain
Royal Swedish Ballet
2017 Half Life