Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
10th October 2019
A4 – space for contemporary culture
Niv Sheinfeld &Oren Laor
Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor have been creating together since 2004, and have established themselves in the forefront of the Israeli dance field. Sheinfeld’s background in dance and Laor’s background in theatre, allow for a blending of the genres, combining dance with performance art and physical theatre in their creations.
In their work, Sheinfeld and Laor reflect on personal experiences and motivations, and on social and political agendas. Their dance vocabulary creates a bridge between the more traditionally defined dance, and contemporary openness to fresh forms of expression, drawing their inspiration from both high art and pop culture.
They create their own independent projects, and were also commissioned to create works for several dance companies.
Their work Two Room Apartmentwas chosen ‘Best Performance of the Year’ in 2013 by the Israeli Dance Critics Circle, and their work The Third Dancewas crowned as the ‘Most Moving Performance’ in 2018.
Sheinfeld and Laor teach performance and movement research in dance and theatre academies in Israel and around the world, and they are also members of the artistic committee of Tmuna Theatre in Tel Aviv.