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Voices of the Soul


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/voices_of_the_soul_20010824

In a basement aerobics studio in the Westside Jewish Community Center, four girls dance before a wall of mirrors, perfecting the nuances of their twirls and chassés. Two of them, playing sisters on a train to Auschwitz, sing in Yiddish "Aufin Pripertchik" ("Upon the Hearth"). Two others dance behind them, representing their souls. Across the street, in a classroom of Shalhevet High School, in a rehearsal just as intense if a little less somber, Robin Saxe Garbose directs another group of girls as they work to maximize the comedic effects of their accents and movements as 80-year-old women.

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