In 2013, former Batsheva Dance Company member, associate artistic director, and house choreographer Sharon Eyal joined forces with long-time collaborator Gai Behar to create L-E-V. Together with DJ/musican Ori Lichtik, these artists have created one of the hottest dance organizations in Israel, setting work both on its own and other acclaimed international companies. L-E-V makes its Joyce debut with OCD LOVE, an evening length piece inspired by Neil Hilborn’s poem entitled OCD, an obsessive-compulsive take on love, which has been watched by over 11 million viewers since Hilborn read it at a poetry slam in 2013. A pulsating fusion of fashion, electronic music, and technology, OCD LOVE, as described by Eyal, “comes from a place that I need to take out of myself, like a dark stone I have in my chest.”
Curtain Chat: Thu, Jan 12
Masterclass: Fri, Jan 13 (Click here for more details.)
Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of L-E-V Sharon Eyal | Gai Behar provided by Britton and Melina Fisher. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
Batsheva director Ohad Naharin’s gaga dance technique — an intense, highly self-aware style of movement — is a driving force in Eyal’s works and in her own buttery dancing.
Watch video of Neil Hilborn performing OCD, the poem that inspired OCD Love.