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 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 6 creations, Their latest piece 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 5 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)

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 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


ON TOUR

Zurich, Switzerland
Love Chapter 2
April 13-14, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Basel, Switzerland
Love Chapter 2
April 16-17, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Morges, Switzerland 
Love Chapter 2
April 20, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Monthey, Switzerland 
Love Chapter 2
April 24, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Annemasse, Switzerland (near Geneva)
Love Chapter 2
April 26, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Luzern, Switzerland
Love Chapter 2
April 28, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Bern, Switzerland 
Love Chapter 2
May 1, 2018 | Migros - Dance Festival STEPS

Singapore 
Love Chapter 2
May 5-6, 2018 | Singapore International Festival of Arts

Tel Aviv, Israel 
Love Chapter 2
May 10, 2018 | The Fresko Dance & Culture

Zichron Ya'acov, Israel 
Get Love
May 16, 2018 | Majesta Fest

Tel Aviv, Israel 
Love Chapter 2
May 17, 2018 | The Fresko Dance & Culture

Zichron Ya'acov, Israel 
Get Love
May 18, 2018 | Elma Arts Complex

Tel Aviv, Israel 
Love Chapter 2
May 20, 2018 | The Fresko Dance & Culture

Fedora Logo + Creative Europe Programme Logo

Banff, Canada 
OCD Love
June 22, 2018 | the Banff Center

Durham, North Carolina, US 
Love Chapter 2
July 3, 2018 | American Dance Festival – Durham

London, UK 
Love Chapter 2
July 13-14, 2018 | Sadler's Wells

London, UK 
OCD Love
July 15, 2018 | Bold Tendencies

Edinburgh, Scotland
OCD Love
August 9, 2018 | Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland 
Love Chapter 2
August 10, 2018 | Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland 
OCD Love
August 11, 2018 | Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh, Scotland 
Love Chapter 2
August 12, 2018 | Edinburgh International Festival

Rome, Italy 
Love Chapter 2
September 24-25-26, 2018 | Festival RomaEuropa

Torino, Italy 
OCD Love
September 29, 2018 | Torino Danza Festival

Torino, Italy 
Love Chapter 2
September 30, 2018 | Torino Danza Festival

Heidelberg, Germany
Love Chapter 2
October 2, 2018 | HebelHalle

Stockholm, Sweden
Love Chapter 2
October 5-6, 2018 | Dansenhus Stockholm

Amsterdam, Netherlands
OCD Love
October 10, 2018 | Rbozaal

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Love Chapter 2
October 11, 2018 | Rbozaal

Llubljana, Slovenia

Love Chapter 2
October 16, 2018 | Cankarjev dom

Antwerp, Belgium
Love Chapter 2
October 25-26-27, 2018 | DeSingel

Aix en Provence, France
Love Chapter 2
October 30-31, 2018 | Centre Choréographique National

Bern, Switzerland
OCD Love
November 3, 2018 | Dampfzentrale Bern

**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 AHRONOTHouse was first commissioned...

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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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