Creators: Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Sound Artist: Ori Lichtik
Lights: Avi Yona Bueno (Bambi)
Costumes: Odelia Arnold
In collaboration with Rebecca Hytting, Gon Biran, Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar
Dancers: Leo Lerus, Gon Biran, Keren Lurie Pardes, Mariko Kakizaki, Darren Devaney
Technical Director: Alon Cohen
Company manager / Tour manager: Keren Gdalyhau Malki
Agent: Menno Plukker Theatre Agent, Inc.
Duration: SARA (13 min.), “Killer Pig” (43 min.)
2009 – SARA,
2014 – “Killer Pig”
SARA is like a pearl in a treasure, a box of jewels that smells like an ancient with the feeling of a new. The box cannot be opened all the way, its charm will fade. White pearl, transparent, leaking colors but always remains a pearl. Sara is minimalist, gentle, feeling and sensitive, hard core and old fashioned at the same time. There is a sense of restraint and taking advantage of the minimum and maximum. She is not allowing distance and getting closer to the heart. She comes from there and leaves into the world like a cloud crumbles into the dust of love.
„Killer Pig“ is describing the roots of the creative mythology of L-E-V and gives a glimpse into the place where the most temporary theme of the group has started. Place of minimalist expression, intense honesty and uncompromising physicality. Also in this work, the collage of musician Ori Lichtik assimilated as an integral body part of the dance. The work feels like a gentle soul on the verge of collapse and the only instinct it got left is to kill her dearest and die.
Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for Batsheva and other eminent dance companies around the world. 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.
L-E-V feeds off of emerging technologies and integrates them effortlessly and unobtrusively into cross-disciplinary staging that could be equally at home at a techno-club or opera house. L-E-V is the confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art and technology – each uniquely expressive while emotionally entwined.
L-E-V embodies a pledge to move and engage a diverse spectrum of new audiences and collaborators.
SHARON EYAL | Dancer & Choreographer
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 until 2008 and began choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project.
Eyal served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva between 2003-2004, and House Choreographer of the company between 2005-2012.
In 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies in the world: for Carte Blanche Dance (Norway); for Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago) and for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg (Germany).
In 2013 Eyal launches L-E-V with her long-time collaborator Gai Behar. This October, they premiered “Untitled Black” in collaboration with the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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.
GAI BEHAR | Co-creator
As a party producer, Gai was taking a big part of Tel Aviv nightlife scene as well as a curator of multidisciplinary art events from 1999 till 2005. Gai joined Sharon in co-creating “Bertolina” in 2005 and has collaborated on the creation of Sharon Eyal ever since.