About the author
Choreographer and improvisational artist, artistic director, teacher and a student of the body.
Sharona creates and presents in Israel, Europe and Africa, works that combine complex structures of improvisation and arranged choreography. Her works reveal the relationship that emerges in real time, between the space, the dancers and the audience, and examine the artistic act itself and the place of the viewers in relation to it. Her works undermine existing structures of order and hierarchy and examine human expressions of freedom, presence and real time choice.
Over the years, Sharona has created stage works and site specific works and collaborated with artists from the fields of theater, music and video art locally and internationally. Among her works in recent years: ” The Sound of One Hand” in collaboration with Yochai Ginton (2017), “Fragile Formation” as part of the Nano Science and Art Project initiated by the Hebrew University (2016), “Noa’s Secret of Infinity” as part of the Flying project for children’s dance productions by the Lottery Council (2015), “Exercises in Connection” as part of the Between Heaven and Earth festival (2014), “The Big Game” (2012) and more. In recent years, Sharona has participated in several multidisciplinary projects that combine scientific and artistic research and is working as part of the ArtScience project, which she founded in collaboration with Tal Yizrael and Tomer Volansky, to create platforms for meeting the various disciplines. Her work is regularly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and other support establishments.
Since its formation in 2009, Sharona has been the artistic director of Noga Dance Company, winner of the Minister of Education’s Award for Jewish Culture in the Field of Dance for the Jewish calendar year of 5707 (2016). Noga Dance Company is a pioneer of religious dance companies currently operating in Israel. The company is a unique professional framework for religious practicing choreographers and dancers, and performs at major stages and festivals throughout the country. The company’s activities are supported by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Lottery’s Culture and Arts Council and private foundations.
Sharona is on the teaching staff of The Dance and Movement program at Orot Israel College and in recent years has been a managing partner of the program. She conducts choreography workshops for students in the fields of space design and architecture and has been participating for 4 years in the Owls Project of the Lottery Art Council, which brings elementary students together with artists.
Graduated from the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem, holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Haifa and an MFA in Choreography from the ArtEz Academy of Arts in the Netherlands. A student of the body.