American choreographer and musician Barak Marshall is the son of acclaimed dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved. After studying social theory and philosophy at Harvard University, Marshall immigrated to Israel in 1994. Invited by Ohad Naharin to become Batsheva Dance Company's first-ever house choreographer Marshall has created multiple works for Batsheva as well as for Inbal Dance Theatre, Philadanco, MDT Dance Company, and Austria's ABCD Dance Company. Marshall's own dance theatre work MONGER, set to music by Balkan Beat Box, Handel, Verdi, and National Public Radio's The Yiddish Radio Project, opened the 2008 International Tel Aviv Dance Festival and premiered in the US at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
Asked by the Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership to create a new choreographic/dance course Marshall established a program between the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance and the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. In addition to his work in dance, Marshall is a singer of Middle Eastern and Rock music. He was invited by Yo-Yo Ma to sing as a soloist with The Silk Road Ensemble and performs as a guest vocalist with Yuval Ron Ensemble.
Marshall is a recent recipient of the prestigious Creative Capital Grant (New York) for his new music production, Symphony of Tin Cans, with Margalit Oved and Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box. Barak Marshall Website