About the author
Choreographer, dancer, performance artist, dance teacher and guided imagination therapist.
Tamar substantiates a unique dancing craftsmanship that she has developed throughout 30 years of research and practice.
Since 1988, Tamar creates, dances and performs solo, duets and ensemble production, collaborations and co-productions in Israel and throughout the world. Her education in this professional pursuit comprises a variety of techniques such as: classical Ballet at the American Ballet theatre N.Y. Modern dance at the Rena Sheinfeld Dance Theatre, where she danced and performed 7 years, authentic Balinese dance in Indonesia, trance dance in Mexico, Butoh dance with its founders Kazuo and Yoshito Ohno in Japan, Hata and Raja Yoga, Tai chi, Feldenkreis movement therapy, meditation and guided imagination therapy.
In 1990, Tamar was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs. Despite the accident she continues to dance, create, teach and perform professionally with dedication and wholehearted love for the art of dance.
“Tamar Borer’s dancing rekindles a mindful faith in man. Her life force excites, inspires and leaves you inspired and with a new perspective about life”. (Billy Moscunna-Lerman)
Tamar creates and performs throughout the world. She was invited to many dance festivals like the “Haramat Masach”, Israel, the “International Dance Festival”, Montpelier France, “Cross Over festival” Italy, and festivals in Germany, Norway, Italy and more. Tamar has won many awards such as the Buchman Hyman fund “Promising Artist Award”, the Ballet Master Albert Gaubier fund “distinguished Artist Award” and more.
“I find her work original, unique, exciting and highly esthetic. Besides the beauty that Tamar weaves from her movements, she also brings a rare humane dimension to her dancing. Few artists possess such an abundance of sensitivity, talent and uniqueness”. (Giyora Manor)
In correlation with her artistic involvement, Tamar conducts encounters and conferences to strengthen and empower challenged communities such as: abused women in shelters, the mentally abused, the disabled in homes, caregivers, psychiatrists, physiotherapists etc.
These encounters are designed to awaken the life force, the will to rebuild oneself, and the faith in the life force abilities that are inherent in everyman.
On account of these activities, Tamar won the “Grace award” (OT HACHESED) in 2002. It stated the following: “The “Grace award” is granted to Tamar Borer for her struggle with the physical disability in a unique and creative way that sets an example for people with disabilities and to society as a whole, in Israel and throughout the world. As a creative dancer that was left paralyzed in both her legs after an accident, Tamar managed to grow and outgrow despite her physical disabilities to new artistic and spiritual heights. with a strengthening approach, her artistic lifetime-work greatly contributes to the spreading of her life story message. With the will to work, perseverance and an uncompromising attitude to fulfill a true vision in life, one can transform disability and hardship into wonderful achievements and live life to its fullness.”
.Marrow – A duet by Tamar Borer with dancer Meital Segal, collaborated with sculptor Pesso Avraham. Premiered at studio BOHU, TA 2019
Shinbone – A duet by Tamar Borer in collaboration with musician cellist Tom Klein. Premiered at studio BOHU, TA 2018
Meta – A duet by Tamar Borer with dancer Noa Shavit. Premiered at HATEIVE hall, Jaffa 2017
Zellem – A duet by Tamar Borer in collaboration with dancer Tamar Lamm. Premiered at HATEIVE hall, Jaffa 2016
Hevel – A project including two parts : Kohelet + Yonati, in collaboration with musician Noam Enbar . Premiered at Machsan 2, Jaffa 2015
Emesh – A piece for 5 dancers by Tamar Borer. Premiered at Nachmani theater, TA 2014
Mizmor– A dance project including two parts: Piano Forte, in collaboration with musician pianist Zamir Havkin, Mizmor, in collaboration with musician singer Ruth Doloress Weiss. Premier at Hateiva hall 2013
Bohu – A duet by Tamar Borer in collaboration with video artist and dancer Tamar Lamm. Premier at the CLIPA theater, TA 2012.
Biogenesis– A solo work by Tamar Borer. Commissioned by The Neto Theater festival, Jaffa 2012
Yamuna – A trio by Tamar Borer, in collaboration with metal artist Nobuya Yamaguchi. Premier at the CLIPA theater,TA 2011
Ana – A piece for a solo performer and a video work by Tamar Borer and Tamara Erde. Performed at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Israel, The Montpellier International Dance festival, The Britain Pourrai Butoh festival, Paris, France. 2010.
Isaora Hun – A piece for 5 performers and 3 video projections. Collaboration with cinematographer Tamara Erde. Premiered at The Suzanne Dellal center, TA 2008
Bardo – A trio for two dancers and a musician by Tamar Borer, with dancer Roi Sandrovich, musician clarinet Herold Rubin. Premier at the TMUNA theater, TA 2007
Hado– A walk in Magnetic fields – A piece for 5 performers by Tamar Borer, with performers Tamar Borer, Yousef Sweid, Shira Borer, musicians TEDER. Premier at the Suzanne Dellal Center- Israel 2006
2005 Barefoot – A duet by Tamar Borer in collaboration with actor dancer Yousef Sweid
Hello – A collaboration with choreographer dancer Anat Shamgar: solos & duets. Premier in ‘Maholohet festival’- Israel 2004
Gaza – A piece for two dancers and two musicians. A collaboration with director & musician Uri Frost. Premier: ‘Haramat Masach Festival’- Israel 2003
The angel – A duet in collaboration with dancer Ingeborg Somer. Premiered: ‘IntimaDance Festival’ – Israel 2002
Benches – A collaboration with dancer-choreographer Anat Shamgar. Premiered in ‘Macholohet Dance Festival’ – Israel 2001
On the Edge -A documentary film by director Eitan Vetzler for Chenal 2 TV, about community-based work of Tamar Borer’s workshops for therapists and the physically and mentally challenged 2000
The Left-Handed – A collaboration with performer Eran Zur and director Uri Frost. Commissioned by the ’Haramat Masach Dance Festival’ – Israel 2000
Shalosh – A collaboration with dancer-choreographer Anat Shamgar. Premiered in ‘Macholohet Dance Festival’ – Israel 1999
Mamma-Ma – A piece for three dancers. Commissioned by the ’Haramat Masach Dance Festival’ – Israel 1999
And Yet, in Thee I Believe – A solo piece, commissioned by the ‘Israel Festival’. Premiered in the Jerusalem Theatre. 1998
Hara – A piece for 7 women: six dancers and a bass player. Commissioned by the Haramat Masach Dance Festival’ -Israel 1998
Caldron – A piece for five dancers. Commissioned by the ‘Haramat Masach Dance Festival’ -Israel 1999
The Whale and the Moon – A Duet in collaboration with dancer Edna Katz. Premiered in the Marie Fauzy Gallery – Jaffa 1996
Lullaby and death Songs – A collaboration with Zamir Havkin (Piano) and Eli Magen (Cello). Premiered in Habama Theatre – Jerusalem 1996
1995 The Unnamable – A duet with dancer Yael Mandler. Premiered in Bohn, Germany
1994 Piano Forte – A collaboration with pianist Zamir Havkin
Laugh over Dreams – A piece for four dancers. . Premiered at the Suzanne Dellal Center, Israel 1994
Alum – A solo evening comprised of three works: Stone, Maiden, Fish. Premiered at the Susanne Dellal Centre for Dance – Israel 1993
1991Maiden – A solo piece. Premiered at the ‘Montpellier Dance Festival’ – France,
1990 Black Flower – A collaboration with rock group Carmela Gross & Wagner – Israel
Seva – A collaboration with musicians Kei Masuda and Maya Dunsky – Israel 1990
1989Streets and Dreams – A collaboration with actor Mario Lycon – Mexico
Shadow of a Tree – A collaboration with cellist Yuval Mesner. Winner of the ‘Gvanim Bamachol Dance Festival’ – Israel 1988
Weiss Flour – A solo piece. Premiered in Berlin 1988
ON GOING WORKSHOPS
2005 The secret makes the flower – Butoh therapy for trauma patients. Since
2000 The white sea – Butoh workshops for artists, therapists, groups. Since
Bohu Butoh – Free form butoh dance. Open to all. Since 2004
Ot Hachesed award- for her contribution to the handicapped community- Israel- 2002
2002-Zfunot Tarboot Special Artist Award – Israel
1998 The Ministry of Education, Dance Department- Young Artist Award – Israel
1997 Buchman Heiman Foundation Talented Artist Award – Israel
1996 The Ballet Master Albert Gaubier – Selected Artist Scholarship – Holland & Switzerland
1988 Selected Dance Piece at the Gvanim Bemachol Dance Contest – Israel