Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

Biography

Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar. © Photo by Gigi Giannella.

Sharon Eyal (b. 1971, Jerusalem) danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990 and 2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project. Eyal served as Associate Artistic Director for Batsheva from 2003–04, and as a House Choreographer for the company from 2005–12.

In 2005 Eyal partnered with Gai Behar (b. 1977, Tel Aviv) – who shaped the Tel Aviv nightlife scene as party producer and curator of multidisciplinary art events from 1999–2005 – and Behar has collaborated on Eyal’s creations ever since. In 2013 Eyal and Behar launched their dance company L-E-V. Its repertoire consists of six creations that are co-produced with some of the leading dance venues around the globe.

Alongside their work with L-E-V, Eyal and Behar create commissioned pieces for external companies, including the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Paris Opera, the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Göteborgs­­Operans Dans­kompani and more. Their creations received several prestigious awards such as the German Theater Prize DER FAUST(2018) and the prestigious FEDORA VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2017.

Eyal & Behar frequently collaborate with major names outside of the traditional dance world. They worked on various fashion shows with Christian Dior Couture and Maria Grazia Chiuri, developed projects with the music label Young, and participated on the album I Am Easy To Find by The National and Mike Milles with Eyal dancing in the music videos for the songs Hairpin Turns and Hey Rosey, as well as performing live for the opening concert of their international tour at the L’Olympia in Paris.

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