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  • CalArts dance dean creates site-specific ‘Fluid’ movements

    By Susan Josephs

    June 12, 2008 | 2:34 pm

    When he first started out as a dance artist, Stephan Koplowitz often performed his work in senior centers, shopping malls and on public streets.

    "I already had the sensibility of taking my work out of the theater into the outdoors," he said. "It became part of my DNA."

    Though...

  • Arts in L.A. Calendar June—August

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    June 12, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    JUNE

    Thu., June 12
    "The Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company." The ragtag band of tech-geeks who created such enormously successful hits as "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille" are dissected and discussed in David A. Price's book about the high-minded company and its...
  • I could have danced all night…well, I did

    By Dikla Kadosh

    June 2, 2008 | 4:26 pm

    At Camp Rikud, David Dassa’s annual Israeli folk dance weekend at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, there is always a talent show on the last night.

    Many of the performers are painfully embarrassing to watch and leave you wondering how anyone could be so lacking in self-awareness. Like...

  • Spring Calendar

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm


    Trailer for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 8


    MARCH

    Sun., March 9
    Barrage in "High Strung." The young, hip cast of Barrage, a contemporary string ensemble, will dish out high-energy virtuosity in their newest show. The international cast features six violinists/vocalists, a...

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  • Calendar Girls picks, clicks and kicks for February 16 - 22

    By Dikla Kadosh

    February 14, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    SAT | FEBRUARY 16

    (SHABBATON)
    pick gifThe provocative opinions of Jonathan Rosenblum, a Yale Law School grad, rabbi and an outspoken journalist, have put him at the forefront of Israeli politics. A columnist at the Jerusalem Post and a leading spokesperson representing the Orthodox...
  • A dancer’s dream

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 11, 2008 | 11:40 am

    Want a hot bod? Ilyse Baker has the secret and it’s got nothing to do with weight-lifting and treadmills. This is modern fitness for modern people, created by a gal who moved from New Jersey to Los Angeles to bring her beat to the entertainment capital of the world.

    Having danced...

  • Lithuanian festival excludes Yiddish dancers

    By Jane Ulman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Next July 6, more than 1,000 Lithuanian folk dancers decked out in authentic woven costumes, representing close to 40 dance ensembles, will perform the windmill, the scarf dance and other traditional dances at the XIII Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, hosted for the first time in Los...
  • Tom Brokaw, social documentary photos and controlling your closet

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday

    In the 1950s, Milton Rogovin was a Jewish American optometrist with a passion for social justice, living in Buffalo. He spent his free time promoting workers' rights and registering black voters. In 1957, The Buffalo News decided to brand him "The Top Red in Buffalo" and...
  • Flamenco and tango melodies strike Jewish chords

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Margolis, co-founder of Arte y Pureza (Art and Purity), a Seville, Spain-based flamenco troupe, says three influences stand out as soon as you begin reading about flamenco: Sephardic, Arabic and Indian. Margolis, whose company will perform at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater on...
  • Concert shakes up the way people view belly dancing

    By Susan Josephs

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Suzy Evans has spent a significant chunk of her life debunking myths about belly dancers.

    "There were so many times when I came across people who thought that belly dancers were like strippers," she said. "Or the belief that belly dancers only come from the Middle East."

    Since...
  • Time for the last dance at folk dancing venue

    By Karla S. Blume

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This week marks the closing of Café Danssa, a mecca for folk dancers in Los Angeles for 41 years. For much of that time, Danssa was a slice of Israel, or on some nights a slice of Greece, the Balkans or Brazil. In its early years, it was a pilgrimage point for dance aficionados and...
  • Arts in LA

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    DECEMBER

    Sat., Dec. 9

    "Jamaica, Farewell." Jamaica Cultural Alliance benefit performance of the one-woman show, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt, about her bold escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the early 1980s. Post-performance reception with Jamaican specialties and...

  • Batsheva Dance Company reads between ‘Three’ dances

    By Gaby Friedman

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ohad Naharin, choreographer of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company credits a back injury with helping him develop a new language of dance.

    "I started relating to my body differently," he told the Web site culturekiosque.com in 2004. Naharin's innovations mean that for the dancers in...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday the 14th

    ?Como se dice, "fun" en Espanol? LA Latino Book and Family Festival, por
    Keren's Corner

    Jewish Book Month isn't till November, but why wait? Two Jewish children's authors have events of note going on this week. At Pepperdine's Smother's Theatre, see the...
  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    July 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday 22

    Polka gets dotty at the Getty this evening with the last installment of the center's Summer Sessions series. "21st Century Roots" offers "roots music for the new millennium," in the form of three groups: Brave Combo, a polka ensemble that mixes music from Mexico,...

  • Windy City’s Best Leap Into the Bowl

    By Susan Josephs

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jim Vincent remains passionately committed to working with choreographers from all over the world. "This company has never been based on a singular voice," he says.

    Considered one of America's leading and most distinctive...

  • In This Corner—the Choreographer

    By Susan Josephs

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Choreographer Keith Glassman always wanted to learn more about his grandfathers and why they both pursued boxing careers in their youth.

    "There are a lot of unanswered questions in my family," he says. "My grandparents and their generation were very reticent when it came to talking...

  • ‘Cabaret’ Glides Into Shoah-Era Tango

    By Roberto Loiederman

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Once, when I was on an all-night bus ride in Brazil, an Argentine man sitting in the rear strummed a guitar, singing one tango after another. The slow, emotional music, its lyrics filled with loss and nostalgia, seemed the appropriate soundtrack. But after a while the Brazilians...

  • Spectator - A Musical Trek to Israel

    By George Robinson

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    For 2,000 years, Jewish music has been a hybrid compounded of elements picked up from our neighbors. Salamone Rossi created Italian Baroque settings of Hebrew texts. Chasidic niggunim drew on Viennese waltz music and Eastern European military marches. Sulzer and Lewandowski wrote...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 22

    Support Los Angeles Jewish Theater in its new home at Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach, and catch some good dinner theater while you’re at it. Tonight, it presents a staged reading of Jeff Baron’s “Visiting Mr. Green,” about the evolving relationship between a...

  • Passover Fest Offers Many Paths to Fun

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    At a time when hundreds of thousands of protesters crowded downtown chanting "Let My People Stay," Passover may be resonating more acutely across all racial and ethnic groups than it has in recent years.

    It is not only illegal immigrants for whom the Passover tale holds appeal. The...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 8

    Not that there’s really any question about it, but bang Improv Studio poses it just the same. In the arena of funny, only one religious group can reign supreme, and tonight, bang hosts its biannual showdown of “The Jews vs. The Christians” for the title of...

  • ‘Monumental’:

    By Susan Josephs

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When they first started dancing together, Noam Gagnon and Dana Gingras used to lock themselves in a studio for somewhere between five and seven hours a day. Together, they tried to make their bodies react in "authentic ways," irrespective of how high they could jump, how fast they...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, February 4

    It's the year of the gay cowboy, so why not the privileged lesbian? Head to the Geffen Playhouse for the Los Angeles premiere of David Mamet’s,"Boston Marriage" titled after the Victorian euphemism used to describe a long-term, intimate relationship between...

  • Limon’s Company Revives a Classic Dance

    By Susan Josephs

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    In 1957, Jose Limon toured Poland with his dance company. In the rubble-strewn cities still reeling from the ravages of World War II, the choreographer contemplated the resilience of people in the aftermath of great tragedy. And when he stood before the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto,...

  • Punk Princesses:  Jews With Attitude

    By George Robinson

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    There were always Jews in punk, even before there was punk.

    "It really begins with Lenny Bruce," says Steven Beeber, whose new book "The Heebie Jeebies at CBGBs: A Secret History of Jewish Punk," will be published next year by A Capella Books. "Bruce sort of epitomizes the attitude,...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 19

    Keshet Chaim Dancers and the Idan Raichel Project come together tonight to raise funds for some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews awaiting immigration to Israel. Raichel hasn't made it to L.A. since last February, so this one-night-only concert might be your only chance...

  • Yo, God!

    By Alan Kaplan

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Let's be real: I'm not exactly burning to see "J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera," which is, to be brief, a couple of Jewish guys "updating" the

    Bible. As a 50-year-old white high school teacher, I'm well outside the hip-hop demographic. I can't dance, have increasingly little fashion sense, and...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 15

    Joyous dance and celebration is at the heart of Russian American painter Ann Krasnow's art. Take it in, and meet the artist in person at Solaris Gallery's opening reception for "Ann Krasner: New Work."

    6-9 p.m. 9009 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310)...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    More Gaza Aid Seen

    The European Union offered to boost aid to the Palestinian Authority for rebuilding the Gaza Strip. E.U. official Benita Ferrero-Waldner said last week that the 25-nation bloc, already the Palestinians' biggest foreign donor, would be willing to increase aid...

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