Amos Ben-Tal

Amos Ben-Tal


Choreography / Dance / Music / Text/ Co-founder

Amos Ben-Tal

Amos Ben-Tal

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 came 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 works for Korzo Productions in The Hague, among others: Tangent (2006) Ziggurat (2007) and We Are Not Humanity (2008)- the latter was a full evening performance also featuring Amos’ own rock band, Noblesse. The piece played in famous music venues such as Melkweg and Paradiso. Further works for Korzo included The Van Manen Effect (2009) and The New Work (2011), which toured as part of the Dansclick series. In 2012 Amos created Kill The Victor for Aura Dance Company of Lithuania. Later that same year he founded OFFprojects. Amos always composes the music for his pieces as well as for other choreographers. His work is further distinguished by the original use of text, which he also writes himself.