Balancing individual expression and community togetherness, traditional Yiddish dance, sometimes called klezmer dance, is as beautiful as it is fun. Join Avia Moore for a workshop that will have you shining in your living room!
With plenty of room for variation, these are traditional dances that everyone can enjoy together (once we are back together). We will learn steps and style for the core Yiddish dance repertoire—including freylekhs, bulgars and zhoks. Along the way, we will chat about the historical and contemporary contexts of the dances.
This introduction to Yiddish dance is for new dancers, experienced dancers and even those who think they are not dancers. This is also a great class for klezmer musicians—better understanding the dances is a step toward becoming a great dance band leader.
Avia has joyfully taught and led Yiddish dance at festivals and events transcontinentally. She is a Ph.D. candidate in theater and performance studies at York University (Canada), where her research examines the ways in which heritage and traditional cultural practices are performed on modern stages and in contemporary life.+ More... - Less...
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