Join Dege Feder, an award-winning Ethiopian Israeli choreographer, dancer and musician, in conversation with Dr. Shula Mola. Feder has performed, choreographed and taught around the world. In addition to her global presence, she has also worked as a dance teacher to empower women and young girls in Israel’s Ethiopian community.
Feder has been the manager and choreographer of Beta Dance Troupe since 2013. Before that, she danced solo parts in Eskesta dance troupe and was among the founding dancers of Beta Dance Troupe. Feder has performed in many international festivals in Germany, France, Columbia, Croatia, South Africa, the USA and more. She also performed on the main stages in Israel festivals and gave workshops and masterclasses worldwide in Jacob’s Pillow Festival, the National Ethiopian Theatre, Costa Rica National Dance Company, Ohio State University and others. She received the Israeli Minister of Culture prize for dance creators in 2018, the New Israeli Fund Essential Art prize in 2020, the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration prize for outstanding contribution for art and society in 2021 and the Rabinovich Foundation/Neve Schechter prize for original Israeli art in 2021.
Dr. Shula Mola is the Schusterman Center post-doctoral fellow. Dr. Mola uses the power of academics to advance social justice, addressing social stratification, oppression and structural racism. Her current focus is on the preservation of the Ethiopian Israeli community’s history and heritage.
Studio Israel is an online conversation series that looks at Israeli culture and diversity through the lens of contemporary Israeli artists and creatives. Chaired by Caron Tabb, Studio Israel is a partnership among Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Jewish Arts Collaborative, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Vilna Shul, and is made possible by generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.+ More... - Less...
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