This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ohad Naharin’s appointment as director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, a tenure that has brought the company international acclaim and has confirmed Tel Aviv as one of the world’s most important dance centers. This past fall, two performances at New York’s Joyce Theater showcased his legacy and bolstered his influence—Decadance, performed by the Batsheva Ensemble, the Batsheva 1 company’s junior branch, last September, and WHALE, by Batsheva alumna Andrea Miller and her company Gallim Dance in December. With a new documentary and major performances upcoming at the Paris Opera House and at their home venue The Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv, Naharin has never been bigger. MORE HERE


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