Dance Up Close to Lee Sher and Saar Harari of LeeSaar The Company | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

 If you are a contemporary dance fan, you may know Lee Sher and Saar Harari as the creative force behind LeeSaar The Company. The two Israeli choreographers came to New York City in 2000, and over the next few years, created a small international troupe noted for its fierce stage presence, technical facility and ripe emotion. In short order, the accolades and commissions started pouring in: strong critical mentions from The New York Times, Dance View Times, Culturbot and The New Yorker; grants and fellowships (one being a Guggenheim in 2008); commissions (from the prestigious American Dance Festival in Durham, for example) and a Bessie (dance’s version of the Academy Awards) nomination for “Fame” in 2012.