DanceHouse presents House, the Vancouver debut of Israel’s L-E-V, as its second presentation of the season at the Vancouver Playhouse November 14 & 15, 2014, 8pm.
Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the global 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.
Founded in 2013, L-E-V feeds off of emerging technologies and integrates them effortlessly and unobtrusively into cross-disciplinary stagings 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. The company embodies a pledge to move and engage a diverse spectrum of new audiences and collaborators.
Sharon Eyal 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 in 2003-2004, and House Choreographer of the company from 2005-2012. In 2009 Eyal began creating pieces for other dance companies in the world, including Corps de Walk (2011) for Carte Blanche Dance of Norway, seen at DanceHouse in 2013. 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 was a notorious mover and a shaker of Tel Aviv’s live music, art, and nightlife scenes from 1999 till 2005. Gai joined Sharon in co-creating Bertolini in 2006 and has collaborated along with Ori Lichtik on the creation of Sharon Eyal’s choreographic works ever since.