Israeli Choreographer Has His Duck in a Row

Yoni Soutchy, whose latest work, "Duck," is being performed this weekend in the Clipa Aduma festival in Tel Aviv, was a boy who wanted to dance but was forced to play soccer, a young man who was rejected by his father when he came out as gay.

A man stands before a soccer ball but doesn’t kick it. He walks around it, bursts out laughing and then bursts into tears. He cracks sunflower seeds, walks up to the ball again but still doesn’t kick it. Now, in women’s clothing and dancing dirty, he approaches the ball one last time and crumples to the floor in tears. And so, for a full 20 minutes, the man avoids the ball in front of him. The man is Yoni...