In conjunction with the Jewish Museum’s exhibition, “Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol” (November 2, 2012–March 24, 2013), members of the Noa Eshkol Chamber Dance Group traveled from Israel to New York to perform at Dia Art Foundation.
Founded by Israeli dancer, choreographer, and textile artist Eshkol in 1954, the Chamber Dance Group’s work had not been seen in the United States since the 1960s. The event was part of a series of public programs accompanying the exhibition, which was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The hour‐long performance included 15 short excerpts from two suites (representing four decades of work by Eshkol), and was performed by four dancers with a longstanding relationship with Eshkol: Mor Bashan, Noga Goral, Racheli Nul‐Kahana, and Ruti Sela. The performance took place in front of a backdrop of textiles created by Eshkol and brought over from Israel especially for the performances. In the absence of music, the performers danced with intense concentration to the ticking of a metronome.