SHARON EYAL

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: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway; Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg, Germany.
In 2013 Eyal launched L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar.

L-E-V’s repertoire consists of 7 creations.
Their latest piece 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 Turks.

Love Chapter 2premiered 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- Amsterdamand this year, 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 6 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: the Nederland Dance Theatre- Sara (2013); Bedroom Folk (2015); Feelings (2016); Salt Womb (2016); Half-Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet, and more.

Eyal received several awards:
  • The French Professional Association of Dance & Theater Critiques at the Chaillot National Theater in Paris (2017)
  • The prestigious Fedora Prize (2017)
  • The 12th Belgrade Dance Festival’s Jovan Ćirilov Award (2017)
  • The Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category (2009)
  • Eyal was named - Chosen Artist, by the Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation (2008)
  • The Ministry of Culture Award for Young Dance Creators (2004)

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.”  

Merav Yodilovich 

YNET/YEDIOT AHRONOT, May 2010 — BILL 

Batsheva Dance Company

2001 You Got to Live, Pan 
2002 Ink 
2002 Static 
2003 Love 
2003 After Love 
2004 Quiet Village 
2005 Part II 
2006 Bertolina 
2008 Makarova Kabisa 
2010 Bill 
2011 House

Batsheva Ensemble

2010 Petrushka 
commissioned by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta

2012 Lost Cause

Carte Blanche

2009 Killer Pig 
2011 Corps de Walk

Hubbard Street Dance Company

2012 Too Beaucoup

Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg 

2012 Plafona

GoteborgsOperans Danskompani

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 

NDT II

2013 Sara

Reading 3 

2013 L-E-V Night Show

NDT

2015 Bedroom Folk

2016 Salt Womb

Royal Swedish Ballet

2017 Half Life

Sharon Eyal // Video