Ohad Naharin is fond of mixing and matching shorter dances, together to form something new, and the resulting program more often than not is greater than the sum of its parts. Since he is one of the most inventive, individual and often surprising of contemporary choreographers, these compilations—with their contrast between older and more recent works—are fascinating. For its latest visit to New York, his Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company is operating on a modest scale. His hour-long Project 5 calls for just five dancers, and the company performs in the welcome intimacy of the Joyce Theater, after recent appearances at BAM and Lincoln Center.
Batsheva Dance Company’s Project 5 continues at The Joyce through October 3. Tickets are available here.