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The movement, as in much of his work, nods to his Israeli folk dance roots with group circles, deconstructed "grapevine" steps and trembling, outstretched arms as if beseeching God.
Fuerza Viva was a jazzy elaboration of the mambo, and Swing Concerto, which began with a brief solo by Buraczeski la kind of Israeli folk dance to klezmer music), ended with a wonderful upbeat, bouncy, almost lindy hop finale.
She also served on the boards of the Dance Notation Bureau, America Israel Cultural Foundation, the Center for Dance Medicine, Joffrey Ballet School, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Israeli Folk Dance Institute, Career Transition for Dancers, and The Yard, an artists, colony for dance on Martha's Vineyard.
Children's favorites like the "Mexican Hat Dance" and, likely because of the Jewish background of the community, familiar Israeli folk dances like "Miyam," or "Do Di Li" alternated with some 'American' folk dance favorites such as "Pop Goes the Weasel."
Nevertheless, according to a former choreographer, Chai's repertoire normally combines approximately 75% lively traditional ("secular") Israeli folk dances with roughly 25% more explicitly religious dances.
The essays address dance in the Bible; notable Jewish dance teachers (such as the Italian Renaissance dancing master Guglielmo Ebreo) and choreographers (the brilliant Soviet "outcast" Leonid Jacobsen, the Israeli genius Sara Levi-Tanai, the American modern dancer Sophie Maslow); specific folk dances (the kerchief dance for brides, a Hasidic line dance for men, Israeli folk dances invented during the 20th century); the dances of Kurdish, Yemenite, and Ethiopian Jews; the dancing of nonJewish Bedouins, Druze, and neighboring Arabs in Israeli dance pageants of the 1940s; Jewish dancing in Palestine and Nazi Germany in the 1930s; even, one is astonished to discover, dances of Jews in Nazi camps during World War II.
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