Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Apr 4th 2014 to Apr 27th 2014 | Feb 15th 2015 to Apr 30th 2015 | Jul 7th 2015 to Jul 25th 2015 | Dec 7th 2015 to Dec 16th 2015
  • FROM : USA

Nehara Kalev is a performing artist and choreographer dedicated to exploring states of being through interdisciplinary performance. Combining experimental dance-theatre, improvisation, and aerial imagery, she has created and performed works with major support from private foundations, public institutions, and artistic residencies, including The Center For Cultural Innovation, Djerassi Resident Artiist Program, The LA County Arts Commission, and The LA Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Nehara created and performed new works with support from the Bogliasco Fellowship and a residency at 33OC in Italy, and ComPeung In Thailand.  She co-created a full-length commissioned aerial dance and multidisciplinary production designed for San Francisco's deYoung Museum with support from The Gerbode Foundation.  As co-founder of Catch Me Bird, she transformed the passage of time into performances chronicling the evolving reality of a marital partnership.  Nehara holds a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA and has been a guest artist at universities on the east and west coasts and the U.K.  She has performed featured roles with Diavolo Dance Theater, toured with David Rousseve/Reality, worked with The Los Angeles Opera and the legendary Rachel Rosenthal Company. She values the process of collaboration as a springboard for human growth.