Sahar Damoni is a Palestinian dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher from Shafa-amer in the Galilee whose body of work deals with the challenges she faces as a woman in an Arab and Palestinian society.
Sahar holds a Bachelor of Dance and Movement for Practicing Teachers from Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and Arts. She danced with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company before she began making her own work.
Sahar’s work has been presented in various festivals and platforms in Palestine\Israel and abroad including: Movement Research at the Judson Church, Curtain Up, Suzanne Dellal Centre’s International Exposure, IntimaDance, Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Internationale Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart, and Echo Echo Dance Festival of Northern Ireland, among others.
She has been invited to lecture about her work at the Tel Aviv University, Sapir College, Kibbutzim College, and Ben Gurion University.
In 2018 Sahar attended Ponderosa in Germany and participated in “Translucent Borders,” a project exploring ways that dancers and musicians act as catalysts for creative engagement across geographic, cultural, and economic borders, sponsored by New York University and Jacob’s Pillow. In 2019 Sahar was invited to participate in Un/Controlled Gestures, a seminar on dance and body politic, organized by the Goethe Institute, Morocco. She was also invited by Movement Research, NYC, for a month-long residency and performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church as part of GPS/Global Practice Sharing.
In 2020 Sahar performed in Virtual Performances including La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, SATURDAY MORNING LIVE – Dead End | Tehran/Ankara/Palestine; and Festival de Danza Contemporánea, Mexico City.
In 2021, Sahar is commissioned to create a new work for the Staatstheater Kassel.