Ido Tadmor Dances on the Water
Israeli dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor is profiled this week on the website of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In part, he’s currently getting some attention for his role in helping promote the Dead Sea in a campaign called “Vote Dead Sea” that intends to make this amazing body of water one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
However, Ido Tadmor is a major figure in Israeli modern dance. He began tap dancing in his late teens before studying at the Bat-Dor Dance Company’s school and then joining the company. Eventually he became a member of Batsheva Dance Company which is well known internationally.
A rich career ensued of which he singles out three highlights:
“a critically acclaimed turn as lead dancer for Lar Lubovitch…the starring role as a young man dying from AIDS in the Israeli feature Tied Hands; and judge on the Israeli version of So You Think You Can Dance.”
But Tadmor is not stopping there. For example, he has plans to work with the Israeli Philharmonic and conductor Zubin Mehta and states:
“If I think about the future, it is to stay in a position of moving all the time – of learning all the time. I still see myself as that youngster wanting to explore and to bring something new.”