Noa Eshkol. © The Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, Holon, Israel

Noa Eshkol (b. 1924 in Kibbutz Degania Bet, d. 2007 in Holon, Israel) was a choreographer, dancer, researcher and textile artist. In 1954, she founded The Chamber Dance Quartet in Holon. Together with Avraham Wachman she created the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN), a universal notation system for movement.
In the early 1970s, Eshkol began creating wall carpets, textile works that were assembled from scraps of fabric. Her works in textile, like her dance pieces, were the result of a collective effort that she composed and that her dancers sewed onto backings. From 1973 until her passing in 2007 Eshkol created more than 1,800 wall carpets.

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