We are a flavourful multi-generational diversely bodied community. This class will focus on how to translate the musical counter-lines & counter-rhythms of klezmer into dance movements that match the ways our bodies want to move in relation to tradition. Getting everyone on the dance floor moving in ways that feel good. Dancers moving in complementary counterpoint to each other. We will work with movement derived from sources in Yiddish dance and minhag (custom) to create a counter-line of dancers who work with around and against the main group of dancers, akin to how the trombone player dances between the melody and bass parts. ALL AGES and LEVELS of PHYSICAL MOBILITY SOUGHT (chair users, elders encouraged). Children up to ten with an adult mentor, tweens, adolescents, adults, elders and beyond. Romaine will be joined by dancer/ movement scholars Hadar Ahuvia and Rosza Daniel Lang/Levitsky and instrumentalists Richie Barshay and Ben Holmes. This is a performance dance class where we make choreography. There will be costumes. We will meet in a chair accessible space. We will explore how to make moves that keep our dance floors hot, biz hundert yor tsvantsik.
Faculty: Jenny Romaine
Level: All Levels