L-E-V is happy to present -
Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart

WORLD PREMIERE: Ruhrtriennale 2019 | Festival der Künste. September 2019.

ARTISTS & CREW

  • Co-Founder, Co-Artistic director and choreographer of L-E-V 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 as associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the...

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  • CREW MEMBERS OF L-E-V

     GAI BEHARCo-Founder, Co-Artistic director & 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 LICHTIKMusician:  Read more

ON TOUR

New York, USA
Love Chapter 2
January 23-27, 2018 | The Joyce

Sydney, Australia
OCD Love 
January 31 + February 2, 2019 | Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia

Love Chapter 2
February 1+3, 2019 | Sydney Opera House

Dresden, Germany
Love Chapter 2
February 8-9, 2019 | Hellerau

Engehien Les Bains, France
OCD Love
February 12, 2019 | Centre Des Arts

Seville, Spain
Love Chapter 2
February 15-16, 2019 | Teatro Central Seville

Alhambra, Spain 
Love Chapter 2
February 20, 2019 | Teatro Alhambra

Cologne, Germany 
Love Chapter 2
March 21+22, 2019 | Depot 1

Ferrara, Italy 
OCD Love
March 24, 2019 | Teatro Comunale Di Ferrara

Modena, Italy 
Love Chapter 2
March 26, 2019 | Teatro Comunale Modena

Budapest, Hungary 
Love Chapter 2
May 24-26, 2019 | Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza

Paris, France 
Love Cycle: OCD Love
June 6-7, 12-13, 2019 | Théâtre Chaillot

Paris, France 
Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2
June 8, 11, 14-15 2019 | Théâtre Chaillot

Prague, Czech Republic 
OCD Love
June 17, 2019 | Tanec Praha

London, UK
Parts of Love
July 25-27, 2019 | Bold Tendencies

London, UK
Used To Be Blonde - special edition of NYDC with L-E-V
August 1-3, 2019 | Bold Tendencies 

London, UK
L-E-V with The Young Turks
August 8-9,11, 2019 | Bold Tendencies

London, UK
World Creation for Bold Tendencies
August 15,17-18, 2019 | Bold Tendencies

Tel-Aviv, Israel 
Love Chapter 2
September 7-9, 2019 | Suzanne Dellal

WORLD PREMIERE: Bochum, Germany
Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart
September 26-29 , 2019 | Ruhrtriennale 2019 - Festival Der Künste

Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart
October 5-6 , 2019 | ONE DANCE WEEK

Moscow, Russia 
Love Cycle: OCD Love
October 11, 2019 | Golden Mask Festival

Moscow, Russia 
Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2
October 12, 2019 | Golden Mask Festival

St. Petersburg, Russia 
OCD Love
October 17, 2019 | Youth Theater on the Fontanka

St. Petersburg, Russia 
Love Chapter 2
October 18, 2019 | Youth Theater on the Fontanka

Utrecht, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
October 22, 2019 | Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

Turnhout, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
October 24, 2019 | de Warande, Turnhout

Delft, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
October 29, 2019 | Theater de Veste

Arnhem, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
October 31, 2019 | Stadstheater Arnhem

Groningen, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
November 1, 2019 | Stadsschouwburg

Heerlen, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
November 3, 2019 | Theater Heerlen

Tilburg, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
November 5, 2019 | Theaters Tilburg

Shanghai, China
OCD Love
November 13, 2019 | Shanghai International Dance Center

Shanghai, China
Love Chapter 2
November 14, 2019 | Shanghai International Dance Center


REPERTOIRE

  • L-E-V is happy to present -  Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart“...things get broken, and sometimes they get repaired, and in most cases, you realize that no matter what gets damaged, life rearranges itself to compensate for your loss, sometimes wonderfully.” Hanya Yanagihara | Little Life  Moment. Silence. Dryness. Emptiness. Fear. Wholeness....

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  • (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...

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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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  • We proud to present Love Cycle:OCD Love and Love Chapter 2, first and second parts ‏of an ongoing creation made by Sharon Eyal uniquely for the company.   LOVE CYCLE allows the audience to watch the two works, which are connected in a very instinctive way, leading the viewer to experience and feel the creators' different approach about LOVE. OCD...

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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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  • 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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  • (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 AHRONOTHouse...

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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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L-E-V Tour Book Blog

Tour book by Mariko: One page of the tour book is one page of my life

January 20, January 21
Travelling day from Tel Aviv (15℃) to NYC (-10℃)

5 of our suitcases lost their way to NYC. I don't remember how many times this happened to us. Us professional travellers know how to handle it.  Neta (tour manager) did a great job today.

January 22, Day off
Too cold to go out. Netflix day.

January 23
Love Chapter 2 NY premier / Clyde's first show with L-E-V!!

12:00 Gon was wearing a nice luxury scarf on his neck.
17:00 Clyde told me how he wants to dance tonight. "Tight brain.Open heart."
18:30 I fell asleep in the studio(jet lag)while others were stretching next to me.
19:20 We were all on the stage:final preparation time. I looked at all the dancers. They are such beautiful warriors. Pure miracles.
19:30 NY premier of love chapter 2 /Clyde's premier with lev. Jet-laggy show but we kept it tight.
20:30 Talks about steroids and pills in girls room. We need some oxygen injections into our muscles.

January 24
2nd show of Love Chapter 2
Rainy day

15:00 Random guy from the street complimented my jacket. I felt NY.
18:00 Neta got good cucumbers and that made us happy.
19:30 Darren was not feeling well. He hit his body and said "Just trust right?"
20:00 2nd show of love chapter 2
21:20 Interview lady said " I can see Sharon imposed on the dancer's body. But still they're individuals. "I like that. I always feel her through movements.

January 25
3rd show of Love Chapter 2

16:00 Neta was missing her kids.So she bought new boots.
20:00 3rd show of love chapter 2. I really felt help from Ori's music.
23:00 I got some individual messages from the audience. Happy to know our dancing reached someone's heart.

January 26
4th show of Love Chapter 2

15:00 Gon and Mariko had a MSG lunch at chinese restaurant.
19:00 Keren helped fix Darren's perpetual hair problem.
19:15 Keren, Darren, Mariko in the dressing room. Keren said "I don't see you enough. I miss you." We all work together everyday, but she still misses us. Cute.
20:00 Clyde family was in the audience.

January 27
5th show of love chapter 2.

11:00 We were all dead tired. I couldn't walk up the stairs in the theater.
14:00 Last show in NY.

5 shows in a row was really challenging for us. Crazy beginning of the 2019 tour.