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Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. From 1990 to 2008 she danced with the Batsheva Dance Company and began to choreograph pieces for that company’s Dancers Create project. Eyal also served as the associate artistic director for Batsheva in 2003 and 2004, and then became the resident choreographer from 2005 to 2012, during which time she created 16 works. In 2005, Eyal began collaborating with Gai Behar. Since 2009, she has created over thirty pieces for international companies, including Bedroom Folk, salt Womb, Feelings and Sara (the Nederland Dance Theatre), Half-Life (Royal Swedish Ballet), Untitled Black and Autodance (GoteborgsOperans Danskompan), Killer Pig and Corps de Walk (Carte Blanche Dance of Norway), Too Beaucoup (Hubbard Street Dance, Chicago), Plafona (Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg), and Soul Chain (Staatstheater Mainz). In 2013, Eyal created her own company L-E-V. In 2018, she was awarded a Der Faust Prize in Germany.
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