Jewish Journal

  • Ballroom peace

    by Gerri Miller

    April 9, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    The long history of Jewish-Arab animosity is a hard thing to change, but that didn’t stop ballroom dance champion and choreographer Pierre Dulaine from...

  • ‘Fluid Infinities’ displays architecture in motion at the Hollywood Bowl

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    August 28, 2013 | 12:17 pm

    If you were to assume that Jacques Heim, the bold and much-praised founder of the Diavolo Dance Theater was a choreographer, no one would blame you....

  • Unleashing dance, offstage

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    March 6, 2013 | 4:31 am

    Choreographer Heidi Duckler isn’t content simply to make works for a stage. To her, the whole of Los Angeles, the whole of the world, even, is fit for...

  • Dancing Queen

    by Alex Schmidt

    April 25, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    At an airy dance studio in the San Fernando Valley, couples dressed in black moodily tango across the floor, stopping in frustration now and then. Hadas...

  • Dancing rabbis win cheers

    By Jonathan Maseng, Contributing writer

    April 5, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    A sell-out crowd packed the American Jewish University’s (AJU) Gindi Auditorium on April 3 and watched as Rabbi Zoë Klein of Temple Isaiah tangoed her...

  • Ethiopian troupe brings shoulder dancing to L.A.

    by Meredith Price

    October 13, 2010 | 9:30 am

    The first time Dr. Ruth Eshel witnessed esketa (which means shoulder dance, in Amharic), she was astounded. “I knew immediately that this was something...

  • Groups set boycott of Israeli troupe in N.Y.


    September 21, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    Two New York-based human rights groups have organized a boycott of performances by Israel’s national dance company.

    Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for...

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