Bat-Dor Dance Company

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Israeli dance company based in Tel Aviv, co-founded by Baroness Bethsabee de Rothschild and the South African dancer Jeannette Ordman. It made its debut in 1968 under the direction of Ordman, who was also its leading dancer. The company acquired a broad repertoire of modern works by choreographers including Tudor, van Dantzig, Lubovitch, Ailey, Jamison, and the Israeli choreographers Domy Reiter-Soffer, Igal Perry, and Ido Tadmor. After the death of Martha Graham it also acquired the performing rights to some of her works. However it was always in competition with Batsheva Dance Company (also originally founded by Rothschild), and after Rothschild's death, Bat-Dor suffered extreme financial difficulties. It closed down in 2001, although Ordman continued to run its associate school.

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