My lecture on February 24 explores the dynamic relationship between American and Israeli dance and traces the meteoric rise of Israeli contemporary dance.
“Anna Sokolow, an American-born Jewish choreographer, carved out a space for herself in the Israeli dance landscape,” writes Hannah Kosstrin.
Since its first tour of the United States in 1970, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company has won over American crowds and critics alike with its energetic approach to dance.
It used to be that Israeli companies like Batsheva Dance Company and the now defunct Bat-Dor toured to the U.S. with American repertory. But Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s appearance at the Tel Aviv Dance 2008 festival marks a turning point in dance history.
Deborah Friedes stretching on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel. My very first post on my very first blog was titled, “Some context, or why I am traveling halfway around […]