The Carina Ari Medal 2016

Carina Ari Medal
The Carina Ari Medal for 2016 is awarded to the internationally famous Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin for his invaluable contribution to Swedish dance.

Ohad NaharinOhad Naharin (Photo: Press photo)

There are strong links between Ohad Naharin and Sweden – dating back to his early collaborations with the Cullberg Ballet and the Jewish Theatre, to the present day. Many Swedish dancers have been privileged to take part in Gaga – his innovative choreographic language, which breeds new movements and communicates the potential of dance as a sustainable philosophy of life to large and grateful audiences. Ohad Naharin's choreographies have a compelling beauty and dynamics, especially when interpreted by his own celebrated and marvellous Batsheva Dance Company.

The Medal Committee: Gunilla Jensen, dance critic and dramaturge, Ana Laguna, professor and Royal Court Dancer, Rennie Mirro, dancer and actor.

Press photo