Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal | Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for 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 original music of Ori Lichtik, delivered by fiercely talented dancers that move with expressive precision. L-E-V 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. L-E-V embodies a pledge to move and engage a diverse spectrum of new audiences and collaborators. All culminating in the breaking ground of L-E-V in 2013.
L-E-V Dance Company, is proud to present a new L-E-V creation “OCD Love” . The creation is about love, about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other. Out of sync. Like one person comes to bed and the other gets up. Like something that is full and intact, but has many holes in it. This work is about the holes.
Once again, the dancers are dancing to the pulsating beats created by DJ Ori Lichtik.
"I see everything in the piece very dark, and in shadows, you and your shadow dancing.
A lot of inspiration for the work comes from the text "OCD" by Neil Hilborn.
This text is strong for me because I feel it reflects me so much. I couldn't stop reading it. For me it was already choreography, or a mold you can put your inspiration in, yourself in.
It is the first time that the core of the piece is shaped in my head, and so figurative, before we have even begun working. I know the way it feels and smells. Like the end of the world, without mercy. A smell of flowers, but very dark. Like falling into a hole and not coming back. A lot of noise, but desperation for quiet. It's not coming from a place that I want to make something sad, but something that I need to take out of myself, like a dark stone I have in my chest" Sharon Eyal
Creators SHARON EYAL | GAI BEHAR
Sound Artist ORI LICHTIK
Lighting THIERRY DREYFUS
Costumes ODELIA ARNOLD
In Collaboration With REBECCA HYTTING | GON BIRAN | SHARON EYAL | GAI BEHAR
Dancers GON BIRAN, REBECCA HYTTING, MARIKO KAKIZAKI, LEO LERUS, DARREN DEVANEY, KEREN LURIE PARDES
Technical Director ALON COHEN
Company Manager / Tour manager KEREN GDALYHAU MALKI
International touring agent MENNO PLUKKER THEATRE AGENT, INC.
Colours - International Dance Festival - Stuttgart, Germany
Sadler’s Wells - London, England
Carolina Performing Arts - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
Julidans - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The production of OCD LOVE was developed through a Performing Arts Residency at The Banff Centre, Canada
Duration 55min, no intermission