Noa Dar & Dance Group
choreographer and dancer whose rich body of works has been recognized for its originality, depth and Inventiveness.
These works and many more, were created in the frame of The ‘Noa Dar Dance Group’ which she founded in 1993, with dancers and artists from various fields with whom she is collaborating to develop an ever-evolving language.
Dar’s creations have been commissioned and presented by leading festivals in Israel and else were such as ‘The Israel Festival’, ‘Int. Dance Biennale Tokyo’, ’Oriente Occidente’ Rovereto, ‘Rencontres int. de danse contemporaine’ Pantin, ‘Santiago de mille festival’, ‘Sziget festival’ Budapest, ‘ Shanghai Dance Festival’, the ‘Holland Dance Festival’ and in many others.
She has won numerous prizes, among them are the National Lottery’s ‘Landau Prize’ for her artistic contribution to Israeli culture, The ‘Rosenblum Prize’ for outstanding artists from the Municipality of Tel Aviv’s, the ‘Creation Prize’ for her body of work and the ‘Performance Award’ from the Ministry of Culture.
Noa Dar was born and raised in Israel, at Kibbutz Degania, where she began her dance training. At eighteen, Dar joined the Bat-Sheva Ensemble and two years later, she relocated to New York, where she studied and performed supported by a grant from Merce Cunningham. She returned to Israel as a founding member of ‘Tamar Dance Company’ in Jerusalem, where she created her first works. Later on 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 group.
Outside of her company, Dar created several works for the ‘Bat-Sheva Ensemble’, ‘Be’er-Sheva Theater’, ‘The Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra’, ‘Interdisciplinary Arena Theater’ and more.
In 2006, she opened the ‘Noa Der dance group studio’, which serves as a home for her work and a space for performances and study that caters to diverse and broad communities. Its activities take place within the framework of the 'Choreographers' Association', which Dar was one of its founders.