Sharon Eyal

Choreographer

Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem in 1971 and danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990 and 2008 – one of the most influential contemporary companies in the world. It was there that she gained her first experiences  as a coreographer. Between 2003 and 2004 she worked as the company's Associate Artistic Director and from 2005 until 2012 its house coreographer. In 2019, she returned to this place that had so greatly influenced her, to work on the piece The Look.

2009, Eyal started creating for other dance companies  worldwide: Killer Pig (2009) and Corps de Walk (2011) for the Norwegian dance company Carte Blanche, Too Beaucoup (2011) for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Plafona (2012) for Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg.

From 2005 on, she has been working with Gai Behar, their first joint production being Bertolina for the Batsheva Dance Company. Gai Behar functioned as a curator for multimedia art events and organised countless events for the nightlife scene in Tel Aviv. Together with him, Eyal founded the dance company L-E-V, whose productions were staged at the most renowned theatres and every important festival worldwide. In 2019, the production of L-E-V called Love Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart premiered at the RuhrTriennale in Bochum. As a guest choreographer, Sharon Eyal worked for the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Staatsballett Berlin, the Norwegian company Carte Blanche and the Nederlands Dans Theater, for which she has already created four works. Bedroom Folk was also created there in 2015, it is the first piece by Sharon Eyal, which the Bayerisches Staatsballett presents.

(Information as of October 2020)