Choreography: Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar
Music: Ori Lichtik
Lighting: Omer Sihaz
Costumes: Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar
Created in 2010 for dancers of the Batsheva Dance Company
The stage is dominated by the dancers dressed in flesh coloured body stockings, all wearing bright white contact lenses. The impression is one of uniformity which underlines the coherence of the group and thus exposes the soul and physicality of each individual dancer.
The dancers are constantly forming and reforming themselves in a group using the kaleidoscopic complexity of the choreography accompanied by the hypnotic throbbing rythms of the music, occasionally punctuated by piercing guttural cries.
Seeing the work is like watching the movement of a finely tuned watch; each dancer and each smaller group is necessary for the function of the greater whole. "Bill" plunges us into the dark recesses where thought is replaced by instinct.
"Bill" by Sharon Eyal is not merely a well-choreographed new work, it is, rather, a significant and marvellous creation which marks the next stage in the work of a talented artist who is not afraid of complexity.
Merav Yodilovich, Ynet, 2010