Sara Levi-Tanai

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Sara Levi-Tanai
שרה לוי-תנאי
Inbal 1956.jpg
Members of the Inbal Dance Theater troupe
Bornc. 1910
Died3 October 2005
OccupationChoreographer and song writer

Sara Levi-Tanai (Hebrew: שרה לוי-תנאי‎; c. 1910 – 3 October 2005) was an Israeli choreographer and song writer. She was the founder and artistic director of the Inbal Dance Theater and recipient of the Israel Prize in dance.

Prizes and awards[edit]

  • In 1964, Levi-Tanai's Book of Ruth won an award from the Théâtre des Mondes in Paris.
  • In 1973, she was awarded the Israel Prize, in dance, for her contributions in the field of performing arts.[1][2]
  • In 1984, she won the Moshe Halevi Theater Prize, awarded by the Tel Aviv Municipality.
  • In 1986, she was the first recipient of the Israel Labor Federation (Histadrut) Prize for music and dance.
  • In 1988, she was made an honored citizen of Tel Aviv.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cohen, Selma Jeanne (1998). International Encyclopedia of Dance: 4. Oxford University Press. p. 155. ISBN 0195123085.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize recipients in 1973 (in Hebrew)". Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-02.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)