Batsheva Dance Company's Aggressive Art


The Israeli contemporary dance company Batsheva has enthralled audiences internationally with its visceral choreography and raw style of movement. But the company is facing a less-than-warm welcome in many of the stops on its current five-week North American tour on account of the fact that it's partially backed by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which funds a "Brand Israel" campaign to send artists overseas in order to "show Israel’s prettier face, so we are not thought of purely in the context of war."

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March 01, 2012

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Erika Eichelberger

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