The second opus of her cycle after OCD Love, Love Chapter 2 shows Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar starting their world again to question modern solitude and its corollary, the lack of connection. A sensitive and inhabited choreography.
“If OCD Love was dark, this will be even darker. And if this new creation were to be immersed in the water of OCD Love, this water would be even blacker”, sums up Sharon Eyal. Bringing together between 5 to 7 dancers on set, the choreographer (still in tandem with Gai Behar) has nevertheless chosen unisex light-coloured costumes, a gesture bringing together men and women. Turmoil appears with the strong rhythm of her faithful collaborator Ori Lichtik. There are obvious references taken from the world of nightclubs, a remarkable work with arms that cut through the space or ensembles in perfect lines. Love Chapter 2 is striking by the humanity that unites the performers, a real dance community. They have this incredible ability of going from a gesture folded back on itself to movements that are larger than nature. The exploit is not a small one. In Hebrew, “heart” is said “lev”. L.E.V is also the name of the company founded in 2013 by Sharon Eyal and Gai Becher. Under our gaze, this valiant heart becomes body and written form.
I’m a living, loving, functioning being broken into crumbs of love. giving myself to the blast. Disaster, end and hope undergo as an illness to the dancer’s body. Now that there are no borders we are dangerous to ourselves. Liquids of information, the pain of loss and mental exhaustion mutate into a big heart coated with darkness and matter of guarded secrets. This creation is post illness, after all was lost It holds by a touch to keep us alive dreaming in a blind body. This creation is a reason to cry.
Since 2006, collaborators Sharon Eyal and 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.