Ohad Naharin

Ohad Naharin (b. 1952) is one of the most important contemporary choreographers of the moment. He was artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company from 1990 to 2018, where his bold vision reinvigorated the company’s repertoire with his captivating choreography. Naharin is also the creator of an innovative movement vocabulary called Gaga, with which he has enriched his works. He has revolutionized the way Batsheva Dance Company trains, gaining more and more ground in the wider sector of movement practice for both dancers and non-dancers. His creations are appreciated all over the world, and he has been awarded several distinctions including Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government (1998), the Israel Prize for dance (2005) and Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres (2023). He is also Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities in Israel and the United States.

Constantin Chiriac:
''Master and virtuoso of the secrets bringing together the body, poetry, flight, tears, and everything human united in beauty, Ohad Naharin receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for the miracle he has created at Batsheva Dance Company and for the pedagogy of Gaga, as a language of movement''

Star offered with the support of: JTI