Noa Dar & Dance Group

Noa Dara dancer and choreographer, was born and raised on Kibbutz Degania in the north of Israel.

At the age of 18 she joined the Bat-sheva Ensemble.

With the support of a scholarship from Merce Cunningham, she danced in New York in the companies of Zvi Gotheiner, Janet Stoner and others. In 1987 she returned to Israel to co – found the Tamar Dance Company, where she made her first works.

From 1990 to 1992, Dar lived in Paris and created there with the support of grants from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1993, she founded the Noa Dar Dance Group in Tel Aviv. At this frame, she created 30 works in collaboration with dancers and artists from various artistic fields.

Her works include: ‘Skin’, ‘Arnica’, ‘Tetris’, ‘Achilles Tendon’, ‘Strange’, ‘Eysaurus-Frida’ and many more.  

Over the years, Dar has won several awards by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport, including the Prize for Young Choreographer, Prize for Outstanding Execution and the Prize for Dance Creation, which recognized her body of work. In addition, Noa received the Citation for Innovation at the ‘Acco Festival’, the ‘Rosenblum Award’ by the City of Tel Aviv and the ‘Landau Prize’ for her contribution to Israeli culture.

Her works have been commissioned by the Israel Festival, Curtain Up, Acco Festival and more, and have been presented internationally in Japan, Korea, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Germany, France, Hungary, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Holland and the United States.

Noa has also created for the ‘Bat-sheva Ensemble’, ‘Muza Dance Company’, ‘Be’er Sheva Theater’, ‘Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra’, ‘Transitions Dance Company’ and for the ‘Multi disciplines Arena’.

In 2006, she founded the Noa Dar Dance Studio, which has served the company and other dance artists as a space for creation and performance.

Noa Dar Dance Group is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (the dance division), the Israeli Lottery council for the arts, The Tel Aviv Municipality, and The cultural relations department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The group is a member of The Choreographer’s Association’ which Noa was one of its founders.

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Noa Dar photo: Tamar Lamm

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