This is Israel's most prominent contemporary dance ensemble, with an extensive repetoire dating back to the 60's. They are prolific to say the least, touring allover the world with over 200 performances a year. The ensemble is made up of fearlessly passionate dancers that bring goosegumps to audiences as they extend and contort their bodies in a uniquely Batsheva way. Ohad Naharin was artistic director building up the company's international reputation up until 2003. He is still an integral part of the creative process although no longer assumes role as director.