About the author
Born in 1986 in Tel Aviv. She graduated with distinction from the Dance Theater Program at the Kibbutzim College of Education, graduated from the Choreography Center at Kelim Center, graduated from the Art in the Community program at Shenkar and studied in New York at the Lee Strasberg School of Theater and Film Studies.
Winner of the 2019 Yitzhak Navon Ministry of Culture and Sports Award for the Preservation and Cultivation of Israeli Cultures.
Winner of the 2020 Rosenblum Prize for the performing Arts- Promising Artist Award. “A surprising and refreshing creator and performer focusing on groundbreaking movement research, which has created a new genre in local dance: contemporary oriental.”
Currently presenting her various works and conducts workshops at prestigious festivals in Europe including: Fabbrica Europa in Florence, Rencontres chorégraphiques festival in Paris, was also invited as a guest artist for a residency at SEAD in Austria. Her works have been staged in Poland, Austria, Germany, Portugal, France and at various festivals in Israel: Curtain Up, Diver Festival, International Exposure, Shalem Dance, Intimadance, Epos Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Museum and more. Her work “Rising” was commissioned by Batsheva Dance Company to perform at Batsheva House. Eviatar is the only Israeli who has been invited to perform at the famous Bastille Theater at the heart of Paris. Recently staged a new work at the Gibney Dance Center in midtown Manhattan, New York, in collaboration with choreographer Hadar Ahuvia. She was also invited by Yasmeen Godder to create a work under her guidance for the Between Heaven and Earth festival – the results of this meeting, and the residency part of Tights: Dance of Thought, gave birth to the work “Eviatar / Said”.
Previously, she received the Danceweb Scholarship at the Impulsatnz Festival in Vienna (2015) and scholarships from the Lottery Art Council (Mifal Hapayis), the Rabinowitz Foundation and Step Beyond Grant. For the past three years she has been selected for an artist residency at Kelim Center and has been a guest artist at the Yasmeen Godder Studio. She was recently selected for a unique project, a co-created work with four other choreographers from Europe. Together they created a work of seven different performances while working together in Spain, which were performed over a whole week in seven different theaters in Lisbon, Portugal.
Shira deals with the way in which cultural bodies of knowledge are embodied and shape the body and consciousness and examines the encounter between the ethnic body and the concrete body. Consequently, she is invited to give lectures on her work and research at various conferences and platforms, including the Association for the Study of Dance. Her article about her work “Eviatar / Said” was published in Dance Now magazine.
2018- “Making Sense”
2017- “Eviatar / Said”
2015- “Body Manadala” and “Body Manadala-Duet Version”
2014- “Tapping into Self”