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2019/20 Collaborator Sharon Eyal

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 her time with the company, she created 16 new creations.

Since 2005, Eyal started to collaborate with Gai Behar on her creations, as well as, L-E-V company and different projects. From 2009, Eyal created over 30 new creations for dance companies around the world, such as Bedroom Folk, salt Womb, Feelings and Sara for the Nederland Dance Theatre; Half-Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet; Untitled Black and Autodance for GoteborgsOperans Danskompan, 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; Soul Chain for staatstheater Mainz, Germany and more.

Eyal collaborated with major names out of the traditional dance world such as: Dior – Spring Summer 2019 Fashion show; and 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.

In 2013 Eyal launched L-E-V. Their repertoire consists of 6 creations, with the latest piece Love Chapter 2 premiering at the Montpellier Dance Festival in July 2017. This year, L-E-V is working on a new creation to be premiered in September 2019 at the Ruhr Triennale Festival in Germany. L-E-V’s creations are co-produced with some of the leading dance venues around the globe such as Sadler’s Wells – London and Julidans – Amsterdam. The co-producers list consists of many other great venues: Montpellier Danse Festival; GROS Culture Percentage – Dance Festival STEPS; Theater Freiburg; The Banff Centre in Canada; Carolina Performing Arts – North Carolina, USA; and TorinoDanza.

In the past 6 years since L-E-V was founded, the company had more than 180 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; Edinburgh International festival; Julidans – Amsterdam.

Eyal also received several awards, including:

  • The “Faust” theater award in Germany (2018)
  • The Professional Association of Dance & Theater Critiques at the Chaillot National Theater in Paris (2018)
  • The prestigious FEDORA – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2017 (2017)
  • The Best Dance Performance – James Sewell Ballet’s ‘Killer Pig’ (2017)
  • The 12th Belgrade Dance Festival’s Jovan ?irilov 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)