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By Rebecca Rossen

whereas Jews are normally often called the "people of the book," American Jewish choreographers have constantly grew to become to bop as a method to articulate own and collective identities; tangle with stereotypes; improve social and political agendas; and picture new percentages for themselves as contributors, artists, and Jews. Dancing Jewish delineates this wealthy heritage, demonstrating that Jewish choreographers haven't in basic terms been important members to American glossy and postmodern dance, yet that they've additionally performed a severe and unacknowledged function within the background of Jews within the United States.

A dancer and choreographer, in addition to an historian, writer Rebecca Rossen bargains evocative analyses of dances whereas announcing the significance of embodied methodologies to educational learn. that includes over fifty photographs, a spouse site, and key works from 1930 to 2005 by means of a variety of artists - together with David Dorfman, Dan Froot, David Gordon, Hadassah, Margaret Jenkins, Pauline Koner, Dvora Lapson, Liz Lerman, Sophie Maslow, Anna Sokolow, and Benjamin Zemach - Dancing Jewish deals a accomplished framework for analyzing functionality and establishes dance as a vital web site during which American Jews have grappled with cultural belonging, own and collective histories, and the values that bind and pull them apart.

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