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Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Rebecca Rossen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

While Jews are commonly referred to as the “people of the book,” American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities; tangle ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Dancing Jewish investigates how Jewish identity is embodied and represented in American modern and postmodern dance over a seventy-five-year period (1930–2005). The introduction distinguishes “Jewish ... More


Entr’acte

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Entr’acte acts as a bridge between “Act I: Dancing the Jew(ess),” which examines connections between ethnicity and gender in representations of Jews and Jewesses, and “Act II: Dancing Jewish,” ... More


Mayufes: A Window on Polish–Jewish Relations

Chone Shmeruk

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 10: Jews in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774310
eISBN:
9781800340671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774310.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies mayufes, a custom the author terms ‘a window on Polish–Jewish relations’. For centuries, mayufes was part of the Polish–Jewish experience. In Polish dictionaries and other ... More


Introduction

Walter Zev Feldman

in Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190244514
eISBN:
9780190244545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244514.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Introduction presents the defining features of klezmer music as a professional and functional music of the transnational Ashkenazic Jewish ethnos of Eastern Europe. It brings up briefly the issue ... More


Prelude

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In 2000 Rebecca Rossen asked two choreographers—Dan Froot and Victoria Marks—to “make me a Jewish dance.” This request resulted in a solo for Rossen that explored Jewish identity and difference. In ... More


Curtain Call

Rebecca Rossen

in Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199791767
eISBN:
9780199375851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The final segment of the book chronicles what happened when Rossen had David Dorfman, a male choreographer (featured in chapter 3), perform Make Me a Jewish Dance. Dorfman’s rendition of the piece ... More


Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory

Walter Zev Feldman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190244514
eISBN:
9780190244545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244514.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory is the first comprehensive study of the music created by the Jewish musicians’ guild of Eastern Europe—the klezmorim. Klezmer music was the unique example of an ... More


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