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Sahar Damoni is a Christian Palestinian Arab Choreographer &  Dancer from Shafa-Amer in Galilee who holds an Israeli ID. whose body of work deals with the challenges she faces as a woman in Arab and Palestinian society.

Sahar’s work has been presented in various festivals and platforms in Palestine\Israel and abroad including: Holland Dance Festival, Den Haag, Frauenkirche Church, Dresden, Movement Research Festival at the Judson Church and Dance Space Project, New York, Fabrik Potsdam Potsdamer Tanztage (Germany), Café Belcapmo, Amsterdam,  HANGART Festival, Italy;; Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC), Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Internationale Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart, Echo Dance Festival of Northern Ireland, HANGARTFEST (Italy), Potsdamer Tanztage (Germany), and Curtain Up, International Exposure and InitimaDance (Tel Aviv), among others. In 2020 Sahar performed in Virtual Performances including La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, SATURDAY MORNING LIVE – Dead End | Tehran/Ankara/Palestine (online); and Festival de Danza Contemporánea, Mexico City (online).

Sahar has received residencies at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Southeast Dance, UK, and Fabrik Postdam, Germany. In 2019 she was invited by Movement Research, NYC, for a residency and performance at Movement Research at the Judson Church as part of GPS/Global Practice Sharing; and was invited to participate in Un/Controlled Gestures, a seminar on dance and body politic, organized by the Goethe Institute, Morocco. 
She has lectured about her work at Tel Aviv University, Sapir College, Kibbutzim College, Ben Gurion University, University of the Arts, Gibney, NYC, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf with Tanzhaus Nrw Düsseldorf, Germany among others.

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 2021, In 2021 Sahar was commissioned to create the evening-length work, Sadim/سديم , for the Staatstheater Kassel, Germany.


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.

In 2024 Sahar will premiere her new work Nawa at the Holland Dance Festival

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