Bat-Dor Dance Company

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Bat-Dor was an Israeli dance company based in Tel Aviv, Israel, co-founded by Baroness Bethsabée de Rothschild (Batsheva) and dancer Jeannette Ordman.[1]


Bat Dor made its debut in 1968 with Ordman as its leading dancer. Israel "El" Gabriel was assistant director of the company.[2]

The company had a large repertoire of modern works. Among the international choreographers who worked with Bat Dor are Antony Tudor, Rudy van Dantzig, Lar Lubovitch, Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Luciano Cannito, Hans van Manen, Martha Graham, Jiri Killian and Israelis Domy Reiter-Soffer, Igal Perry and Ido Tadmor. Guest dancers included American Lawrence Leritz.[3] and the Italian Walter Cinquinella.

The company existed until July 2006.[4]

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  1. ^ Anderson, Jack (13 February 2011). "Jeannette Ordman, Director of Israeli Dance Company, is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  2. ^ Guide to the Israel Gabriel Papers MS.P.052, personal papers documenting the career and academic work of choreographer, dancer, and University of California, Irvine dance instructor, Israel "El" Gabriel.
  3. ^ "McDonald / Selznick Associates".
  4. ^ "Bat Dor" [להקת בת דור] (in Hebrew). Love to Dance. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2011.

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