About the author
Shahar Biniamini, born in Lod in 1988, is a choreographer and dancer. Biniamini danced with Batsheva Dance Company between the years 2006-2013, during his years in the company he began to create his first works.
Starting in 2013, together with Professor Eitan Gross from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Shahar began promoting a new project at the Weizmann Institute that combines research work with choreographic work. The project became a working group called Tnuda, whose goal is to bring together for the first time, researchers, research students and institute staff, together with dancers-creators and choreographers, for collaborated work and creation. The group held conferences (between dance and science) as well as joint performances in which all members of the group danced together in front of an audience. Subsequently, the Tnuda project developed into an elective course at a seminary at the Weizmann Institute, led by Shani Gurfinkel and Shahar Biniamini.
His international choreographic career began in 2016 in Singapore, where he created his work “FLAT” for the Frontier DanceLand Company.
Throughout his career, Shahar has been invited to create new dance works for many international companies as well as theaters and cultural institutions around the world.
Among his works in Israel: “Kulupa”, “Wall to Wall”, Francesco”, “Tools for All”, “Evolve”.
Among his international works: “Lungs” for UCLA University in Los Angeles 2016, “Mensch” for the Cerbrocken Theater Germany 2016, “Empty3” for the Gautier Dance company, Germany 2017, “Vulner” for the Northdance Company, Sweden 2017, “I AM” for the Strasbourg Opera House 2019, “Ballroom” for the Austrian Opera House 2019.
In 2020, Shahar was selected for the first Artist Residency Program at the Weizmann Institute, in which he is choreographing a new work that will premiere in Sela Hall during 2020.