Tag: ohad naharin

Why We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off of Taylor Stanley

There are dancers who externalize ideas and others who fascinate you with their interiority. Stanley is the latter. “I love that Taylor is shy, even onstage,” says choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, who coached him in his Namouna, A Grand Divertissement last year. “He doesn’t exhibit his soul, but you know it’s there.” Namouna and Opus 19 […]

Mark Your Calendars: October's Must-See Shows, According to Our Editors

From an indie rock collaboration to major anniversary celebrations to yet another retelling of the Orpheus myth, the fall performance season has fully hit its stride. Here are the six shows we have on our calendars. Orchestrating the Underworld Wayne McGregor and his company in rehearsal Camilla Greenwell, Courtesy McGregor LONDON Wayne McGregor will be […]

"I Dance Because I Have Wanderlust"

If there was life before dance, I don’t remember it. My earliest memory is of watching my sister’s dance recital and seeing the children in the piece before hers dressed in bumblebee costumes. I knew then I had to start dance lessons so that I, too, could parade around in glorious black and yellow, and […]

Can Music Artists Stop Stealing from Choreographers Already?

What makes big-time music artists and their collaborators think they can directly plagiarize the work of concert dance choreographers? And, no, this time we’re not talking about Beyoncé. Last Wednesday, country artist Kelsea Ballerini performed her song “Miss Me More” at the Country Music Awards. The choreography by Nick Florez and R.J. Durell—which Taste of […]

Batsheva's New Era: Ohad Naharin Steps Down as Gili Navot Takes the Reins

On the Mediterranean coast in Tel Aviv, a wave of change is headed toward shore. For nearly 30 years, Israel’s magnetic Batsheva Dance Company has been led by the influential choreographer Ohad Naharin, who has provided the troupe with a vast repertory of evocative works as well as a bold physical identity thanks to Gaga, […]

Batsheva Is Back in NYC and Unafraid of Offending the Audience

The first piece that Ohad Naharin brought to New York City after taking over Batsheva Dance Company exploded onto the Brooklyn Academy of Music stage in 2002. The NYC dance audience knew immediately that something big was happening in Tel Aviv. The piece was Naharin’s Virus, and it seemed to embody both rage and a […]