KlezKanada and the Museum of Jewish Montreal (MJM) invite you to a
The Choreography of Jewishness: Klezmer Music, Dance and Gesture in Ashkenazic Culture
Feb. 16, 2017 – 7:30 pm
MJM, 4040 St. Laurent #R01, corner Duluth at.
The workshop/lecture will give the participants/audience access to a deeper understanding of Jewishness through a talk and guided listening and movement to selected pieces of the klezmer music of Eastern Europe.
The evening will feature Walter Zev Feldman, who has recently published Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Walter Zev Feldman is Visiting Professor of Music at New York University Abu Dhabi, Director of the An-sky Institute for Traditional Jewish Expressive Culture at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (NYC), and Board Member of Corpus Musicae OƩomanicae (University of Münster).
Klezmer: Music, History, and Memory “is the first comprehensive study of the musical structure and social history of klezmer music, the music of the Jewish musicians’ guild of Eastern Europe. It reveals the artistic transformations of the liturgy of the Ashkenazic synagogue in klezmer wedding melodies, and presents the most extended study available in any language of the relationship of Jewish dance to the rich and varied Klezmer music of Eastern Europe.”
Admission fee: $10.00 (at the door)
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