Inspiration: Mary Wigman’s ‘Hexentanz,’ 1914; Israeli dancer: Yuval Gargir.
Yuval Gargir, 18, from the Bikurei Haitim dance training program, impersonates Mary Wigman in her famous “Hexentanz” (Witch Dance). Wigman (1886-1973) was the founder of the German expressionist school, which illustrates the German predilection for reconstruction rather than revolution. Her 1914 “Witch Dance” epitomizes her work and its focus − the need to liberate dance from its enslavement to...
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