The Batsheva Dance Company

The Attraction Of Opposites

07/18/2003
Staff Writer
'Anaphase" refers to the stage in human cell division when the chromosomes break in half and are pulled in opposite directions. The Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin chose the name "Anaphaza" for a large-scale dance piece first performed a decade ago by the Batsheva Dance Company, the Tel Aviv-based troupe he's directed since 1990. Today Naharin, 51, says that while the piece is about "changes, development and evolution," he picked the title simply because he liked the word.
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