Israeli-Dutch choreographer Amos Ben-Tal (Haifa, 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. In The Netherlands he danced at Nederlands Dans Theater for nine years. At NDT he developed his passion for choreography. In 2005 his first piece Track premiered which was hailed as ‘an exhilarating theatrical experience’ by Dance Europe magazine. Since 2012 he is creating his choreographies in collaboration with his collective OFFprojects.
OFFprojects is a group consisting of former dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Ensemble, gathered around the work of choreographer and musician Amos Ben-Tal. The group creates multi-disciplinary performances and events using dance, music, text and image and is known for their ‘out of the box’ approach to dance and exceptional performing skills. Their first full-evening production OFFline (2014) received rave reviews and was soon followed by the five star reviewed performance Might (2015). For HOWL (2017) the collective received the Dioraphte Dance Prize 2016. Next to dancing, all members of the group have a secondary expertise, resulting in every aspect of the production being done in-house and forming part of a conceptual whole. OFFprojects consists of Amos Ben-Tal (dance, choreography, text, music) Aurélie Cayla (dance, educational activities), Yvan Dubreuil (dance, dramaturgy) and Milena Twiehaus (dance, video, imagery).