Baryshnikov Arts Center

Past Artist
Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Saar Harari

Saar Harari, in collaboration with co-artistic director Lee Sher, will create a new work with their company of international dancers who hail from Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia , Canada, Israel, and the United States.



Artist Bio
Saar Harari

Saar Harari

Saar Harari was born on a farm in Israel to an artistic family. He danced until age 18, at which time he joined the Israeli Army and served in the special forces for six years. At age 24, he left the army and returned to the dance world, working with several Israeli choreographers. Two years later, Harari created his first work as an independent choreographer for a dance festival at Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv. 

In 2000, he established LeeSaar the Company with Lee Sher. In February 2004, Harari moved to New York City with LeeSaar the Company and received an American green card for extraordinary achievement in the art of dance. Harari is a Six Point Fellow (2007-09), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008), and a NYFA Fellow (2008).

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Artist Bio
Lee Sher

Lee Sher

Lee Sher began her acting career at age seven, performing on Israeli television. At age 15, she was accepted to the High School of Arts in Tel Aviv. Sher joined the Israeli Army at age 18, and served in the parachute unit. Following her Army service, Sher studied at the three-year acting studio of Nisan Native in Tel Aviv. 

She received scholarships from the American-Israeli Foundation (1998-2000). In 2000, Sher established LeeSaar the Company with Saar Harari. The Company received a scholarship from the Mosman Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia, where she wrote and directed the play, Ester. The play opened the spring season of the City Hall Theater of Tel Aviv and was performed there for two years. Sher moved to New York City with LeeSaar the Company and received an American green card for extraordinary achievement in the performing arts. Sher worked as physical director for the revival of The Miracle Worker on Broadway.

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