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Approximately 40 unique events will take place over three days, including presentations, lectures, workshops, booths and roundtables. Special events include two pre-conference workshops, three keynote presentations, a library exhibition overseen by Judith Brin Ingber, and evening performance curated by Liz Lerman and Wendy Perron.
The conference defines Jewishness very broadly as a diverse, ever changing, social construction emerging out of specific historical and cultural contexts that require analysis and reflection. Jewishness covers shifting experiences of Diaspora, the Holocaust, Israel, and Arab-Jewish relations, among other aspects. The event covers different dance styles, including modern, ballet, hip hop and “street” forms, social dance, folk dance, Flamenco and considers developments in the art, educational, commercial and social spheres.
Google Group Information
A Google group has been established in relation to the conference, and for those who wish to participate in discussions and share information around the topics related to the conference. There are also presenter profiles and different lists available that you can contribute to regarding past conferences/symposia, books, and choreography on Jewish themes.
You do not need to attend the conference to join the group. If you wish to join send an email to: Naomi.firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference, and related book anthology and film projects that are being planned, address two broad questions:
What has been the explicit and implicit impact of Jewish creative artists, thinkers, and organizers on the evolution of dance in education, the concert dance realm, commercial dance world and other specific contexts?
More specifically, the conference considers the following sub-themes: