Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

eyal behar eyal nevoSharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 to 2008. She was Assistant Artistic Director for the company and, from 2005 to 2012, was their Associate Choreographer.

She has created many works for them: "You got to Live", "Pan" (2001), "Ink, Static" (2002), "Quiet Village" (2004), "Part II" (2005), "Bertolina" (2006), "Makarova Kabisa" (2008), and "Bill" (2010).

In 2009 Sharon Eyal began to develop works for other companies throughout the world: "Killer Pig" (2009) and "Corps de Walk" (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance in Norway, "Too Beaucoup" (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in USA and "Plafona" (2012) for the Oldenburg Dance Company in Germany.

In 2004 the Israeli Ministry of Culture gave her the prize for young choreographers and in 2009 she won the Landau Prize for performing arts (dance). In 2008 the Foundation for Cultural Excellence in Israel named her Artist of the Year.

In 2013 Sharon Eyal founded the L-E-V company with her long-term collaborator Gai Behar who was well already well known in the world of music and performing arts in Tel Aviv. From 1999 to 2005 he was responsible for "underground" live music events and rave parties. His mobile sound systems filled empty buildings, basements and deserted car parks where live performances and installations of plastic arts were then put on.
In 2006 Gai Behar joined Sharon Eyal to create "Bertolina". Since then they have collaborated on several works for the Batsheva Dance Company: "Makarova Kabisa", "Bill", "Petrushka" and "House".
In 2013 Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar created "Untitled Black" in collaboration with the Goteburg Opera Dance Company of Sweden.