Rebecca Rossen's Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and PDF

By Rebecca Rossen

ISBN-10: 0199791767

ISBN-13: 9780199791767

ISBN-10: 0199791775

ISBN-13: 9780199791774

whereas Jews are quite often often called the "people of the book," American Jewish choreographers have continuously grew to become to bop as a way to articulate own and collective identities; tangle with stereotypes; improve social and political agendas; and picture new chances for themselves as participants, artists, and Jews. Dancing Jewish delineates this wealthy historical past, demonstrating that Jewish choreographers haven't simply been very important members to American sleek and postmodern dance, yet that they have got additionally performed a serious and unacknowledged function within the heritage of Jews within the United States.

A dancer and choreographer, in addition to an historian, writer Rebecca Rossen deals evocative analyses of dances whereas announcing the significance of embodied methodologies to educational study. that includes over fifty photos, a significant other site, and key works from 1930 to 2005 through 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 complete framework for reading functionality and establishes dance as an important web site within 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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