Noa Dar & Dance Group
Noa Dar is a choreographer and dancer whose rich body of work has been recognized for its originality, depth and unique language.
Dar was born at Kibbutz Degania, Israel, where she began her dance training. At age 18, she joined the Batsheva Ensemble.
Dar studied and performed in New York City on a grant from the Merce Cunningham Company and returned to Israel as a founding member of the Tamar Company in Jerusalem, where she created her first works.
Later, she was active as an independent choreographer in Paris, supported by the America-Israel Foundation and the French government.
In 1993 she returned to Tel Aviv where she established her own dance group. The Noa Dar Dance Group was formed by dancers and artists from various artistic fields to create an ever-evolving language.
Noa Dar’s work has been commissioned and presented by The Israel Festival; Tokyo Int. Festival; Rencontres int. de danse contemporaine, France; Santiago de mille festival, Chile; and the Holland Dance Festival among many others.
She has created works for the Bat-Sheva Ensemble, Be’er-Sheva Theater, Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, Interdisciplinary Arena Theater, and more.
Dar is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, among them are the Tel Aviv Municipality Rosenblum Prize for Outstanding Artists; The Creation Prize from the Ministry of Culture for her body of work; and the National Lottery’s Landau Prize for her contribution to Israeli culture.
In 2006, she opened the Noa Dar Dance Studio, a home for creation, performance, and connecting with diverse communities.