When choreographer Ohad Naharin took over the direction of Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company in 1990, he established Batsheva – The Young Ensemble to nurture the creative process, mentor young dancers, and develop younger audiences. The main company was founded in 1964, taking its name from founder Baroness Batsheva (Bethsabee) de Rothschild, and installing Martha Graham as artistic advisor. The company made its first Pillow appearance in 1995 and returned in 2004 with Deca Dance. Naharin and the company have had a wide influence, spawning choreographers such as Barak Marshall, Hofesh Shechter, and Sharon Eyal. Naharin’s Virus was created for Batsheva’s main company in 2001 and was restaged for The Young Ensemble in 2018, Naharin’s final year as Batsheva’s artistic director.