Composer, Sound Designer
the composer and sound designer of the commissioned Opstals creation, is a musician, choreographer and artistic leader of the OFFprojects collective. After studying classical guitar in his youth, Ben-Tal completed his dance training in 1997 at The National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. He then moved to Holland where he danced at Nederlands Dans Theater for nine years. It is also at NDT where he developed his passion for choreography, making his debut in 2005 with the piece Track for NDT1. In 2006 Ben-Tal left NDT to dedicate himself to developing his own creations. Alongside his freelance choreography work Ben-Tal started the rock band Noblesse, with which he played extensively in the club circuit of The Netherlands as well as abroad.
In 2012 Ben-Tal founded OFFprojects, an interdisciplinary collective of former dancers of NDT and Batsheva Ensemble. With his group he created several well-received performances among which 60, Howl (winner Dioraphte Dance Prize) and Interval. Ben-Tal composes music and text for all of his pieces. As a composer he has also collaborated with such choreographers as Johan Inger, Vaclav Kunes and Edan Gorlicki. In recent years he has developed a particularly strong collaboration with Imre & Marne van Opstal, composing music for nearly all of their works to date.
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