Love Chapter 2
L-E-V/Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IL)
The dancers almost become angels, flirt with the catwalk, find true joy in movement, swing in flowing ecstasy and let themselves be carried from the memory of folk dance to winning poses and rave ambience. Even the pulsating music of Ori Lichtik leaves the booming electronic realms and mixes sentimentality with minimalism. Really strong! – Thomas Hahn, dance
“Love Chapter 2” is dedicated to the emotional world that leaves behind a failed love. It describes the state of loss and pain, mental exhaustion and new hope at the end of the tunnel, with the choreographic signature so typical of Sharon Eyals. As a sextet, the dancers* form themselves with infinite flexibility into ever new expressive body images. But the unity is deceptive – each of the six ensemble members struggles to survive. The musician and DJ Ori Lichtik delivers the carpet of sound on which the dancers* move with his pulsating techno beats, some of which are recorded live.
Sharon Eyal, former dancer, associate director and in-house choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company, founded her own company L-E-V in 2013, whose name stands for heart in Hebrew. Today she is one of the most sought-after guest choreographers* internationally, among others for Carte Blanche, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Royal Swedish Opera Ballet, Nederlands Dance Theater and successfully tours the world with her company L-E-V. Indispensable for Sharon Eyal are her closest artistic collaborators Gai Behar, an important pioneer of the Israeli underground and club scene and Ori Lichtik, one of the founders of the techno scene Israles. For “Love Chapter 2” Sharon Eyal was awarded the “FEDORA – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2017”.