In a recent interview, the choreographer Ohad Naharin speaks of the difference between creating work for adults and for young people:

“[Y]ou know how it is when you can relate to young people? That you feel more responsible? And more tenderness and unconditional love?. . .But it doesn’t make the piece any less demanding.”

Not a whiff of dumbing down, or prettying up: just the highest art personally possible, within parameters of tenderness and responsibility. Yes. That’s what the best YA aims for, every time out.

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