Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor are stage artists that have been creating together since 2004. In their work they combine contemporary dance with performance-art and physical theatre. Their works have been presented in numerous festivals and venues, such as “Montpellier Danse” (France), “Tanz Im August” and “Mousonturm” (Germany), “Julidans” and "Noorderzon" (Netherlands), “Cena Contemporanea” (Brazil), “Gabriela Mistral Center” (Chille) – and many others.


Niv Sheinfeld 
(1972) danced for 5 years with Nir Ben-Gal & Liat Dror dance company. As an independent choreographer he created works for Kibbutz Dance Company, Bat Sheva ensemble...Read more


Oren Laor 
(1971) studied theatre and drama at the Tel Aviv University between 1993-1997. During this time he worked with theatre directors such as Arye Yvgeny, Nola Chilton and others... Read more

 

 

 

Niv Sheinfeld

Niv Sheinfeld (1972) has built his reputation as one of the leading choreographers in the Israeli dance scene. His resume includes 5 years as a dancer with the Liat Dror & Nir Ben-Gal Dance Company, and 13 years as an independent choreographer. 

Sheinfeld had been creating works for the Kibbutz Dance Company, Bat Sheva Ensemble and others, and received 2 major awards for his work: the choreography award from the Israeli Minister of Arts in 2007, and the prestigious "Rosenblum award" for performing arts in 2009.

Sheinfeld also teaches dance and creation in the School of Visual Theater in Jerusalem, Suzanne Dellal center in Tel Aviv and others .
Since 2004 Sheinfeld is creating together with director and dramaturg Oren Laor.

 

Oren Laor

Oren Laor (1971) had studied acting and drama at the Tel Aviv University between 1993-1997. During this time he worked with highly praised theatre directors such as Yvgeny Arye, Edna Shavit, Nola Chilton and Yossi Israeli. 
Laor's theatre training led him to focus on independent creation, and from 2004 he's been working with Niv Sheinfeld on dance productions that keep a fertile dialogue with the theatrical medium. From 2009 Laor has been part of  the artistic committee of Tmuna Theatre in Tel Aviv. In addition, he teaches dance-theatre workshops for professional dancers and beginners, combining techniques by Jersey Grotowski, Pina Bausch and Viola Spolin.

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