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L-E-V: OCD Love

15. 07. 2018 8:00 PM

Bold Tendencies with Young Turks welcome to our car park home the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company presenting their major work OCD Love.

★★★★ “A grave beauty” THE GUARDIAN

L-E-V (meaning heart) was set up by Sharon Eyal, one of the world’s greatest choreographers, and collaborator Gai Behar.

Founded five years ago, L-E-V made its London debut at Sadler’s Wells in 2016 and returns to Sadler’s Wells 13 & 14 July to perform Love Chapter 2. L-E-V present a new event OCD Love specially considered for the raw spaces at Bold Tendencies as a complement to the Sadler’s Wells performances. The dancers are dancing to the pulsating beats created by DJ Ori Lichtik. OCD Love is an important and powerful work in the L-E-V repertoire, and is the precursor to Love Chapter 2.

OCD Love is about love, about love that always misses, or lovers who keep missing each other. Out of sync. Like one person comes to bed and the other gets up. Like something that is full and intact, but has many holes in it. This work is about the holes.

It is the first time that the core of the piece is shaped in my head, and so figurative, before we have even begun working. I know the way it feels and smells. Like the end of the world, without mercy. A smell of flowers, but very dark. Like falling into a hole and not coming back. A lot of noise, but desperation for quiet. It’s not coming from a place that I want to make something sad, but something that I need to take out of myself, like a dark stone I have in my chest – Sharon Eyal

Since 2006, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been a significant voice in the artistic community, creating a continuous stream of critically acclaimed original works for dance companies around the world. L-E-V is the culmination of years of momentum, choreographed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, accompanied by the original music of Ori Lichtik, delivered by fiercely talented dancers that move with expressive precision.  L-E-V could be equally at home at a techno club or the opera house. L-E-V is the confluence of movement, music, lighting, fashion, art and technology.

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