Go to almost any contemporary dance performance in the U.S. and you'll see the influence of Ohad Naharin.

Since taking the helm of Batsheva Dance Company in 1990, Naharin has transformed the group into a global force in dance. His contagious movement practice, Gaga, has spread far and wide, changing the way many choreographers think about creating work—and how dancers relate to their own bodies.



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