Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 
Oct
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 

$15, $10 Artist/Low Income Rate

Israeli folk dances have been choreographed since the 1930s. Started by secular Ashkenazi women in Palestine, to embody Zionist ideology. Their use of European dances and the appropriation of steps from many sources- Jews of Middle Eastern origin, Hasidic communities, Druze, Palestinian Arabs- reflect the socialist aspirations and colonial tactics at Israel's formation.  While offering practitioners a sense of liberation, collective connection, and affiliation with Israel, they can also be studied to trace the contradictions and conflicts within Israeli society and in Israel-Palestine. 

We will learn dances from the cannon and read primary and secondary sources that highlight the dances' context and impact. 

Participants at all ages and levels of dance experience are welcome. 

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Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 
Nov
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 

$15, $10 Artist/Low Income Rate

Israeli folk dances have been choreographed since the 1930s. Started by secular Ashkenazi women in Palestine, to embody Zionist ideology. Their use of European dances and the appropriation of steps from many sources- Jews of Middle Eastern origin, Hasidic communities, Druze, Palestinian Arabs- reflect the socialist aspirations and colonial tactics at Israel's formation.  While offering practitioners a sense of liberation, collective connection, and affiliation with Israel, they can also be studied to trace the contradictions and conflicts within Israeli society and in Israel-Palestine. 

We will learn dances from the cannon and read primary and secondary sources that highlight the dances' context and impact. 

Participants at all ages and levels of dance experience are welcome. 


 

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Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 
Nov
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

Israeli Folk Dance Deconstructed 

$15, $10 Artist/Low Income Rate

Israeli folk dances have been choreographed since the 1930s. Started by secular Ashkenazi women in Palestine, to embody Zionist ideology. Their use of European dances and the appropriation of steps from many sources- Jews of Middle Eastern origin, Hasidic communities, Druze, Palestinian Arabs- reflect the socialist aspirations and colonial tactics at Israel's formation.  While offering practitioners a sense of liberation, collective connection, and affiliation with Israel, they can also be studied to trace the contradictions and conflicts within Israeli society and in Israel-Palestine. 

We will learn dances from the cannon and read primary and secondary sources that highlight the dances' context and impact. 

Participants at all ages and levels of dance experience are welcome. 

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"Everything you have is yours?"
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Everything you have is yours?"

$15-$20

“Everything you have is yours?” investigates the construction of Israeli identity through gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Yemeni culture. Hadar Ahuvia and Mor Mendel imitate and translate instructional videos of Israeli folk dances by Israelis and American Christina Zionist, embodying distance and proximity to Israel, Israeliness, and enacting the feedback loop through which national ideology is disseminated and sustained. In their performative mirroring of these videos, they reveal the subtext of dances, making explicit the Otherness at the kernel of Israeli identity.

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"Everything you have is yours?"
Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Everything you have is yours?"

$15-$20

“Everything you have is yours?” investigates the construction of Israeli identity through gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Yemeni culture. Hadar Ahuvia and Mor Mendel imitate and translate instructional videos of Israeli folk dances by Israelis and American Christina Zionist, embodying distance and proximity to Israel, Israeliness, and enacting the feedback loop through which national ideology is disseminated and sustained. In their performative mirroring of these videos, they reveal the subtext of dances, making explicit the Otherness at the kernel of Israeli identity.

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