Description of Work & Bio
Son of acclaimed dancer, choreographer and singer Margalit Oved, Barak is one of Israel’s most celebrated choreographers. In 1998, his company appeared at the prestigious 1998 Paris Bagnolet Competition where it swept the awards before going to tour Europe—including performances at the Theatre de la Bastille in Paris. In 1999, Ohad Naharin invited Barak to become the Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer. In 2001, he left dance due to a severe leg injury. In 2008, the Suzanne Dellal Centre asked him to return to Israel create his first work in 7 years, marking the beginning of an artistic partnership. His works for the Centre, "Monger", "Rooster" and "Wonderland", have been performed over 200 times including appearances at Montpellier Danse, London’s Dance Umbrella, Jacob’s Pillow, Holland Dance Festival, Lyon Maison de la Danse, and Royce Hall. Barak has created works for LA's Bodytraffic, Brazil's Cisne Negro and Ballet Jazz de Montreal and will create a new work for London's Rambert Company.
Barak is also a singer, and has performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road. He is currently completing a Creative Capital music production with Margalit Oved and Balkan Beat Box. Barak studied philosophy at Harvard. About Barak, Le Nouvelle Observateur wrote, “Barak Marshall is a true auteur, a fully-fledged choreographer, with a powerful style and a unique voice. His work is muscular, original, fevered, carried by excellent dancers, and by an internal force and an intelligence that infuse it with eloquence that is at times arresting.”
Los Angeles, CA
Tralier for "Rooster"
commissioned for by the Suzanne Dellal Centre - 2009
The making of "HARRY" for Les Ballets Jazz de Monteal - 2012
Trailer for "Monger" commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre – 2008