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Keren Lurie-Pardes, 21, of the Batsheva Ensemble, impersonates the renowned American choreographer Martha Graham in a famous pose from her “Tilt” repertoire. Faithful to her intention to bring dance more down to earth, Graham combined this position, in which the body tilts sideways as if about to fall, with the melodramatic expression typical of her work.

Graham, who was born in 1894 and...