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2017/18 Choreographer Gai Behar

Gai Behar (Jerusalem, 1977) has been of wide influence of Tel Aviv’s live music, art and nightlife scenes from 1999 to 2005. He produced live music, underground artistic events and techno raves. In addition, Behar maintained more established partylines (Syntechtich, Dark Disco, Night Rox and more) in clubs such as Maxim, Shoken 17, TLV and Deep.

Between 1999-2005 Behar also curated and produced the events Man Without a Shirt in Tel Aviv. The first event was co-curated by Uri Katzenstein, the second included works by Sharon Eyal. Together with Ori Lichtik, Behar played in Anna Frank 14 – a techno-acoustic line-up based mainly on minimalistic rhythms and melodies.

In October 2012, Eyal and Behar premiered Untitled Black in collaboration with the Goteborgs Operans Danskompani in Gothenburg, Sweden. In May 2013, they created the ethereal piece Sara for NDT 2.

The same year they launched their dance company L-E-V.

In the past 4 years since L-E-V was founded, the company had more than 150 performances some in the most exclusive venues around the world such as: The Joyce Theatre – NYC; Jacob’s Pillow – Becket, Massachusetts; Sadler’s Wells – London, UK ; The Montpellier Danse Festival – France; Julidans – Amsterdam

Alongside their work with L-E-V, Eyal and Behar had also been commissioned to create for external companies: the Nederland Dance Theatre’s Sara (2013); Bedroom Folk (2015); Salt Womb (2016), Half-Life for the Royal Swedish Ballet and more.