We are proud to show our Love to the co-producers of our latest creation Love Chapter 2 

 

 

        

 

ARTISTS

SHARON EYAL

Dancer & Creator

Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva DanceCompany between 1990- 2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.
Eyal served asassociate 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 5 creations at the present and will be premiering their new creation titled – Love Chapter 2, this coming July, at the Montpellier Dance Festival. 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, GROS Culture Percentage - Dance Festival STEPS, the RomaEuropa Festival and Theater Freiburg.

In the past 4 years since L-E-V was founded, the company had more than 150 performances some in the most exclusive venues around the world such as: The Joyce Theatre – NYC; Jacob's Pillow - Becket, Massachusetts; 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); Salt Womb (2016), Half-Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet and more.
Eyal received several awards:
● The Ministry of Culture Award for Young Dance Creators (2004),
● Eyal was named - Chosen Artist, by the Israeli Cultural Excellence Foundation (2008)
● The Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category (2009).
● The 12th Belgrade Dance Festival’s Jovan Ćirilov Award (2017)
●The prestigious Fedora Prize (2017)
●The french Professional Association of Dance & Theater Critiques at the Chaillot National Theater in Paris

GAI BEHAR

Creator

As a party producer, Gai was taking a big part of Tel Aviv nightlife scene as well as a curator of multidisciplinary art events from 1999 till 2005. Gai joined Sharon in co-creating Bertolina in 2005 and has collaborated on the creation of Sharon Eyal ever since.
 



ORI LICHTIK

Musician

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.

WORKS

“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 Perushka
commissioned by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta

2012 Lost Cause

Carte Blanche

2009 Killer Pig
2011 Coros 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


ON TOUR

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OCD Love
November 23-24, 2017 | Theatre of the National Arts Centre 

Portland, Oregon, USA
OCD Love
November 16-18, 2017 | Lincoln Hall, presented by White Bird 

Seattle, Washington, USA
OCD Love
November 14, 2017 | 

Taipei, Taiwan
OCD Love
November 2-5, 2017 | Theatre of the National Performing Arts Centre 

Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany
Love Chapter 2
October 28-29, 2017 | Theater Freiburg 

Turnhout, Belgium
OCD Love
October 24-25, 2017 | KUUB 

Frankfurt, Germany
Sara & Killer-Pig
October 15-16, 2017 | Jewish Culture Week 

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
July 9-10, 2017 | Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam | Julidans 

Montpellier, France
Love Chapter 2 - world première
July 6-7, 2017 | Festival Montpellier Danse 

Charleston SC, USA
OCD Love
June 2-4, 2017 |

Munich, Germany
OCD Love
May 20-21, 2017 | Festival DANCE2016 

Heerlen, Netherlands
OCD Love
May 17, 2017 | Parkstad Limburg Theaters 

Groningen, Netherlands
OCD Love
May 13, 2017 | Stadsschouwburg 

Delft, Netherlands
OCD Love
May 10, 2017 | Theater de Veste 

Den Bosch, Netherlands
OCD Love
May 9, 2017 | Theater aan de Parade 

Arnhem, Netherlands
OCD Love
May 3, 2017 | Stadstheater 

Paris, France
OCD Love
April 26-29, 2017 | Chailliot 

Budapest, Hungary
OCD Love
April 13-14, 2017 | Trafó 

Belgrade, Serbia
OCD Love
April 11, 2017 | Belgrade Dance Festival 

Baerum, Norway
OCD LOVE
March 24-25, 2017 | Bærum Kulturhus – Storesal 

Adelaide SA, Australia
Killer Pig
March 19, 2017 | Adelaide Festival 

Adelaide SA, Australia
OCD LOVE
March 18, 2017 | Adelaide Festival 

San Diego CA, USA
OCD LOVE
January 19, 2017 | ArtPower 

New York, USA
OCD LOVE
January 11-15, 2017 | Joyce

*Two shows on January 14


**More to come...

REPERTOIRE

  • (Duration: 55 min, without intermission, 5-7 dancers)

    I'm a living, loving, functioning being broken into crumbs of love, giving myself to the blast.A sense of disaster, death of all hope and of ending, crawl like an illness via the dancers' bodies.Now that there are no limits we are dangerous to ourselves.Liquids of information, the pain of loss and mental exhaustion mutate into a big a heart coated with darkness and matter made from guarded...

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  • (Duration: 55 min, without intermission, 5-7 dancers)

    L-E-V Dance Company, the name of which includes the Hebrew word for heart (lev). And it is matters of the heart that form the theme of the brand new L-E-V creation “OCD Love” The work also deals with OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, which repeatedly poses challenges for love and for life. A powerful piece, danced to pulsating techno beats created by DJ Ori Lichtik.It's...

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  • (Duration: 55 min without intermission)

    “House generates various types of crisis. The work is comprised of several different parts,  like small families ganging up together, gently and carefully” — “She has her own unique language, knows exactly what she wants to say, and succeeds in doing so. And, as always, Sharon Eyal is hypnotic as a performer – noble and wild...” YNET/YEDIOT AHRONOT House was first...

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  • (Duration: 2-3 hours)

    In July 2013 L-E-V stepped out of the traditional performance hall to develop a new show called L-E-V NIGHT SHOW. Set ina club setting, the show reaches out to new audiences. This extraordinary event can last up to three hours, with the audience free to drink, talk and move throughout the evening. In each series of shows L-E-V hosts various local artists from all areas of the arts. L-E-V...

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  • Killer Pig - Trailer from L¬E¬V Sharon Eyal | Gai Behar on Vimeo. Killer Pig - As if describing the roots of the creative mythology of L-E-V and gives a glimpse into the place where the most temporary theme of the group started. Place of minimalist expression, intense honesty and uncompromising physicality. Also in this work, the college of musician Ori Lichtik assimilated as an...

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  • SARA is like a pearl in a treasure, box of jewels smell like ancient with the feeling of a new. The box cannot be opened all the way, her charm will fade. White pearl, transparent, leaking colors but always remains a pearl. SARA is minimalist, gentle, feeling and sensitive, hard core and...

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PRESS

  • "One of the satisfactions vouchsafed a veteran reviewer lies in following a career that started as a promise and, after a long and winding road of searching, achieves efflorescence. That thought came to me as I watched a wonderful dance work created by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. From the outset they have been attentive to themselves, and as that attentiveness becomes more intense, their rich...

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  • "The major legacy of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar is a lexicon of movement that is unlike that of other artists. It’s their own language, full of passion and, at the same time, marvelously delicate. The dancers move like people from another culture, with bodies that move differently and with a world of images and memories of their own. These two dances have already been performed by troupes...

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  • "The dancers were as if eerily unhuman, their characterization, through bound-flow contorting and twitching completely captivating. House, the 55-minute work by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, literally brought down the house. While the dancers performed utterly grotesque shapes, lines, and facial gestures, the unity, variety, repetition, and contrast of elements were eloquently sequenced....

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  • “House was, in my eyes, a love letter to dance. It was sexy, naughty, dirty, suggestive and delicious. The nearly nude dancers, each one fiercer than the next, moved like they had been sprinkled with magic powder.I loved the risky feeling I got sitting in the audience. As if Eyal was leading me into some shady back alley of the dance world that I wasn’t sure I should be allowed to visit....

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  • “The choreography is an abstract tale that is telling the story through form. There is pleasure in every second.”Lis Hellström Sveningson GOTEBORGS POSTEN “...a never ending flow of movement which under full control is spreading across the stage.  A wondrous freedom takes place in the strong structure, the symbiosis with the music is total.” Lis Hellström Sveningson GOTEBORGS...

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  • “But the evening belonged to Eyal... Eyal’s work is a fierce study in groupology, stamina and twitchy precision. Militaristically cavorting to Ori Lichtik’s divine mash-up score, 15 dancers in flesh-colored unitards and short blond wigs (Nijinsky’s “Faun,” anyone?) made goofy robo-moves and cartoony gambits akin to a thrilling alien rave.” VIctoria LooseleaLA TIMES, Feb....

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  • “‘Bill’ is characterized by a primal, wild, almost tribal atmosphere − and at the same time one that is also contemporary, like today’s club culture.” Roni Dori HAARETZ, May 2010 “Her movement style seems to be drawn with a tender hand, and also unintentionally chaotic,  yet precision and perfection are her hallmark. This dance piece stands out, it will be...

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  • “…qualified choreographer Sharon Eyal demonstrates precision in execution… form-fitting and erotic.” TANZ MAGAZINE, GermanyMay 2011 “The movement is controlled but not automatic. It´s free but at the same time held. It´s wild inside the calm. The way Eyal assembles the contradicting forces and the movement pattern is what makes her movement concept so owerful”...

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  • “Last night Eyal caught me by the throat, squeezed hard and threw me right into the battle arena of her mind... you can’t help but being completely drawn to the movements on stage, wanting to join the dancers... swirl as if in a pagan ritual, bite your elbows, feel how the rich and rhythmical soundtrack seeps into your bones and drives you mad.”  Na’ama Lanski  YEDIOTH...

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