Israeli Folk Dance: antecedents, proponents and contemporary and modern dance choreographers - 92Y, New York

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Israeli Folk Dance: antecedents, proponents and contemporary and modern dance choreographers

With performance, discussion and screenings by Hadar Ahuvia, Ephrat Asherie, Ruth Goodman, Zvi Gotheiner, Judith Brin Ingber, Sharona Rubinstein, Danny Uziel, Livia Vanaver, and Steven Weintraub

The Conney Conference at 92Y, March 31 – April 3, presents Israeli Folk Dance: antecedents, proponents and contemporary and modern dance choreographers, a live dance performance and Israeli Folk Dance participatory experience.

Israeli Folk Dance’s rich heritage, its founding in America and its inclusion and force exerted on choreographers working today are explored by such experts and scholars as Ruth Goodman, Danny Uziel, Livia Vanaver, Judith Brin Ingber, Steven Weintraub, Sharona Rubinstein and choreographers Zvi Gotheiner, Ephrat Asherie, and Hadar Ahuvia. The legacy of Fred Berk, “Mr. Israeli Folk Dance,” who established the Jewish Dance Division at 92Y, is featured.

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is a New York City-based B-girl, dancer and choreographer and a 2016 Bessie Award Winner for Innovative Achievement in Dance …

Ruth Goodman

Ruth Goodman, director of 92Y’s Israeli Dance Division, began her dance studies at the Metropolitan Opera School of Ballet and the Ballet Russe School of Dance …

Zvi Gotheiner

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Zvi Gotheiner is the Artistic Director of ZviDance …


ZviDance performs frequently at home in New York City at venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, Dance Now Festival, Joyce Theater, …

Judith Brin Ingber

Judith Brin Ingber has presented at Conney since its inception. April First’s evening includes Judith speaking about Fred Berk, …

Sharona Rubinstein

Sharona Paller Rubinstein has her B.A. and M.A. degrees in dance from UCLA, …

Ruth Goodman and Danny Uziel

Ruth Goodman and Danny Uziel succeeded Fred Berk as co-directors of 92Y’s Jewish Dance Division (now the Israeli Dance Division) …

Livia Drapkin Vanaver

Livia Drapkin Vanaver is Founder and Artistic Director of The Vanaver Caravan. Since 1972 Livia and husband/Music Director, Bill Vanaver, have toured the US …

The Vanaver Caravan

The Vanaver Caravan, founded in 1972 by Livia Drapkin and Bill Vanaver, is a multi-generational dance and music company based in the Hudson Valley, NY …

Steven Weintraub

Born on Governor's Island and Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins …

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