The Oxford handbook of Jewishness and dance / edited by Naomi M. Jackson, Rebecca Pappas, and Toni Shapiro-Phim.

  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
xx, 737 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Responding to recent evolutions in the fields of dance and religious and secular studies, The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance documents and celebrates the significant impact of Jewish identity on a variety of communities and the dance world writ large. Focusing on North America, Europe, and Israel in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this Handbook highlights the sometimes surprising, often hidden and overlooked Jewish resonances within a range of styles from modern and postmodern dance to folk dance and flamenco. Privileging the historically marginalized voices of scholars, performers, and instructors the Handbook considers the powerful role of dance in addressing difference, such as between American and Israeli Jewish communities. In the process, contributors advocate values of social justice, like Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), debate, and humor, exploring the fascinating and potentially uncomfortable contradictions and ambiguities that characterize this robust area of research. -- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface / Liz Lerman -- Introduction / Naomi M. Jackson -- Part I: Honoring and Transforming Traditions -- Chapter 1. Into the Light / Philip Szporer -- Chapter 2. (Not Just) Az der rebbe tantst: Toward an Inclusive History of Hasidic Dance/ Jill Gellerman -- Chapter 3. Felix Fibich and Torqueing as a Central Motif in Modern Male Subjectivity / Naomi M. Jackson, Joel Gereboff, and Steven Weintraub -- Chapter 4. Send Off / Jesse Zaritt -- Chapter 5. From Victimized to Victorious: Re-Forming Post-Holocaust Jewish Embodied Identity through Dance / Gdalit Neuman -- Chapter 6. Mapping a Mizrahi Presence in Israeli Concert Dance: Representations and Receptions of Yemenite Jewish Life on Stage from 1920 to the Present / Nina S. Spiegel -- Chapter 7. From the Other Side: An Interview with Ethiopian-Israeli Dance Artist / Dege Feder -- Chapter 8. Believing Body, Dancing Body: Dance and Faith in the Religious Sector in Israel / Talia Perlshtein, Reuven Tabull, and Rachel Sagee -- Chapter 9. My Body is Torah / Efrat Nehama -- Chapter 10. Trance-Forming the Nation: Trance-Dance Parties for Orthodox Singles in Israel / Joshua Schmidt -- Chapter 11. HaMapah/The Map: Navigating Intersections / Adam W. McKinney -- Part II: Making the Invisible Visible -- Chapter 12. I, You, We: Dancing Interconnections and Jewish Betweens / Hannah Schwadron and Victoria Marks -- Chapter 13. Then in What Sense Are You a Jewish Artist? Conflicts of the “Emancipated” Self / Marion Kant -- Chapter 14. The Godseeker: Akim Volynsky and Ballet as a Jewish Quest / Liora Bing-Heidecker -- Chapter 15. The Nearness of Judaism / Judith Chazin-Bennahum -- Chapter 16. Raising Cain: Dancing the Ethics and Poetics of Diaspora Flamenco / K. Meira Goldberg -- Chapter 17. Forbidden Movements and Degenerate Bodies: Personal Reflections on Black Social Dance and Jewish Resistance / Christi Jay Wells -- Chapter 18. Reclaiming my Jewish Yemenite Heritage / Ze'eva Cohen -- Chapter 19. It Was There All Along: Theorizing a Jewish Narrative of Dance and (Post-) Modernism / Douglas Rosenberg -- Chapter 20. Anna Halprin's Radical Body: Ethics, Empowerment, and the Environment / Ninotchka Bennahum in Conversation with Anna Halprin -- Chapter 21. Jewish Roots and Principles of Dance Therapy / Miriam Roskin Berger, Marsha Perlmutter Kalina, Johanna Climenko, and Joanna Gewertz Harris -- Part III: Confronting Legacies -- Chapter 22. The Micro-Gestures of Survival: Searching for the Lost Traces / Laure Guilbert -- Chapter 23. Three Reflections on the Holocaust / Rebecca Pappas, Alexx Shilling, Yehuda Hyman, and Suzanne Miller -- Chapter 24. Excavating Holocaust History: Site, Memory, and Community in Tamar Rogoff's Ivye Project / Rebecca Rossen -- Chapter 25. Choreographing Livability after Oslo: Israeli Women Choreographers and Collective Responsibility / Melissa Melpignano -- Chapter 26. The Cultural Politics of Practicing Israeli-ness in Gaga / Meghan Quinlan -- Chapter 27. Arkadi Zaides - An Israeli Choreographer? / Dana Shalev -- Chapter 28. Embodied Identification and Social Exchange: Israelis and American Jews Dancing in New York City / Dina Roginsky -- Chapter 29. Unfixing Folk Dance: Community, Continuity, and Reinvention / Rebecca Pappas, Eileen Levinson, and Avia Moore -- Chapter 30. Joy Vey: Choreographing a radical Diasporic Israeliness / Hadar Ahuvia -- Conclusion. Writing Jewishness in Dance: Strategies for Empowering a Broad Diaspora / Hannah Kosstrin.
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Jewishness and dance
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  • 9780197519516
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