Noa Zuk - Northern School of Contemporary Dance




Noa is a choreographer and a dancer. In 1999, at the age of 19, she was accepted into The Batsheva Ensemble, and three years later was invited to join Batsheva Dance Company. She danced with the company for nine years under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin. Noa danced in all of Naharin’s creations for the company during those years, and was part of the original cast of pieces such as Naharin’s VirusMamutotTelophazeThree, Furo and Max.

Noa left the company in 2009 to concentrate on her work as a choreographer. Among her early pieces are O.M.S., A Droom Come Tree and the trio Boxerman. She worked as a guest choreographer with various companies, creating Speakers for Bern Ballet (2012), After Chorus for Groundworks Dance Company in Cleveland (2012) and By The Snake for Repertory Dance Theater (Utah, 2014). She also worked with Frontier Danceland (Singapore) and Inbal Dance Company (Israel) and toured the duet Doom Doom Land internationally.

During those years, Noa began making work in collaboration with her life partner, interdisciplinary artist Ohad Fishof. Their first work together, the dance video One More Song, was presented in many exhibitions and screenings worldwide. They went on to create numerous works for the screen and for the stage: The Nothing trilogy, presented in the USA, Russia, Canada and Israel; An Old Woman Picking up a Stone From the Ground and Carrying it Back to Her House for Frontier Danceland (Singapore); the quartet Garden of Minutes, premiered as part of Curtain’s Up Festival in Tel Aviv, and the short film ADR.

In 2016 the pair created The Burnt Room together. The piece was commissioned by n.b.k Berlin and The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv and toured in Israel, Germany, Italy and Scotland, where it was performed as part of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Tectonics Festival. In 2017 they created 3 Traditional Dances, commissioned by Baerum Kulturhus in Sandvika, Norway. Their most recent work, Shutdown, was commissioned and performed by Germany’s Wee Dance Company.

Noa is also a renowned teacher. She has been teaching composition and repertory workshops (of both her own work and Ohad Naharin’s choreography) worldwide and has been a Gaga movement language teacher since 2007.