By Emily Pfeifer
History of Modern Dance
Ohad Naharin was born in 1952 in Kibbutz Mizra. Raised in an artistic home, he wrote stories, composed music, and painted as a child. Although his mom was a dance teacher he did not start dancing until he was 22. Naharin developed a type of technique called Gaga. In his technique, he has a series of words that signify particular ways to initiate movement and the parts of the body involved in initiating and feeling that movement.