Sharon Eyal

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Born in Israel in 1971, Sharon has danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 17 years and served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva in 2003-2004, and as House Choreographer from 2005 to 2012. Now she is a talented choreographer with a unique and a personal language, and the Batsheva Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble have performed pieces by Eyal, including You Got to Live, Pan (2001), Ink (2002), Static (2002), Love (2003), After Love (2003), Quiet Village (2004), Part II (2005), Bertolina (2006), Makarova Kabisa (2008), One Leg Barbie (2008) and Killer Pig (2009). For the Batsheva Dance Company she created Bill (2010) and Too Beaucoup (2011). The première of the latter, by Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago in March 2011, was acclaimed by critics.

With her own company, L-E-V (heart in Hebrew) found in 2013, she and collaborator Gai Behar make work that could be equally at home at a techno club or an opera house. L-E-V is the culmination of years of momentum, choreographed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, accompanied by the endlessly original music of Ori Lichtik, delivered by fiercely talented dancers that move with expressive precision.

Eyal is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Ministry of Culture Award for young dance creators and the 2009 Landau Prize for the Performing Arts in the dance category. In 2008, she was named a Chosen Artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.

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