Amos Ben-Tal

Amos Ben-Tal

choreography / dance / music / text/ co-founder

Amos Ben-Tal (Israel, 1979) started dancing at the age of thirteen in various schools in Israel and completed his training in 1997 at The National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. Amos then moved to Holland where he danced at Nederlands Dans Theater, performing with the company for nine years. It is also at NDT where he developed his passion for choreography. The success of his piece Discontinyou, made for the annual NDT Choreographic Workshop, led to a commission to create a work for NDT1- Track. The piece was premiered in 2005 and was hailed as ‘an exhilarating theatrical experience’ by Dance Europe magazine. In 2006 Amos left NDT to dedicate himself full time to developing his own work. He then created several independent works under the wing of Korzo Productions in The Hague, among others Ziggurat (2007), We Are Not Humanity (2008) and The New Work (2011).

In 2012 Amos co-founded OFFprojects.

His commissioned works for companies include: Ballet Nationale de Marseille (France), Compagnia Zappalà Danza 2 (Italy), Ballet im Revier (Germany), Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Canada), North West Dance Project (USA) and Aura Dance Company (Lithuania).

Amos composes the music for all his pieces as well as for other choreographers and he is the lead singer of the rock band Noblesse. His work is further distinguished by the original use of text, which he also writes himself.