New York-based Israeli choreographers Lee Sher and Saar Harari use Gaga movement language to create highly physical, magnetic works in collaboration with their company of international dancers. Princess Crocodile, a work developed in residence at BAC, draws on themes of adolescence and womanhood, exploring the path to self-discovery.
"Talking to LeeSaar about 'Princess Crocodile' @ BAC"
"Creatures Under the Skin"
"LeeSaar’s Dancing Tongues"
LeeSaar The Company
LeeSaar The Company is the artistic composite of director/writer Lee Sher and dancer/choreographer Saar Harari. The pair joined the Israeli military at age 18, as is required of all citizens. After their service, they entered a life in the performing arts, establishing LeeSaar The Company in 2000. In 2004, the company moved to New York City, where it is currently based. In 2005, Sher and Harari received American green cards awarded for excellence in the performing arts.
Sher and Harari create original dance works in collaboration with their company of international dancers, who hail from Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Canada, Israel, and the United States. Much of LeeSaar's process is influenced by the Gaga movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, Artistic Director of the Israeli dance company Batsheva. Sher and Harari and their company lead the Gaga activities and teach master classes throughout the U.S. In 2012, LeeSaar was nominated for a NY Dance and Performance “Bessies” Award.
Photos by Haim Bergig