About the author
Noa Dar is a choreographer and dancer whose rich body of works has been recognized for its originality, depth and unique language.
Among her works are “Inventory”, “NoaNoa”, “Skin”, “Arnica”, “Tetris”, “Strange”, “Achilles’ Heel”, “Eyesores-Frida”, “Children’s Games” and many others.
Most of these creations were made for ‘Noa Dar Dance Group’, which she founded in 1993 with dancers and artists from various fields with whom she collaborated to create an ever-evolving language.
Dar’s creations have been presented by leading festivals in Israel as well as theaters in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Dar has won many prizes, among them the Municipality of Tel Aviv’s 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.
She was born and raised on Kibbutz Degania, where she began her dance training. At eighteen, Dar joined the ‘BatSheva Ensemble’. Two years later, she relocated to New York City, where she studied and performed supported by a grant from Merce Cunningham. She returned to Israel as a founding member of Tamar Company in Jerusalem, where she created her first works. In the two following years, she was an independent choreographer in Paris supported by the America-Israel Foundation and the French government. Later she returned to Tel Aviv, establishing her own group.
Outside of her company, Noa created works for ‘Batsheva Ensemble’, ‘Muza Company’, ‘Be’er Sheva Theater’, ‘The Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra’, ‘The Interdisciplinary Arena Theater’ and ‘Transition Company’.
In 2006, she opened the Noa Dar Dance Studio, which served as a home for creation, performance and practice, connecting choreographers and dancers with a diverse and broad audience.
The company’s activities occur under the umbrella of the Choreographer’s Association, of which Noa was a founding member.