Thursdays October 11, 18, 25, and November 1 – 10:00-11:15am
Turn your morning into dance. Discover the beauty and rejuvenating force of this ancient ecstatic dance as the moves of the ancestors are tailor fit to each individual body and unique expression. Glorious Jewish World Beat and Middle East grooves are our soundtrack as the whole body gets a gentle invigorating stretch in warm-ups based on the shapes and deeper meanings of the Hebrew letters. Special time and care is taken to articulate vocabulary and gestures from the four genres of Jewish dance: Yemenite, Hasidic, Klezmer and Israel. But most of all, we experience how truly good it is to dance with others in a circle of joy. For ages 8 to 128. All backgrounds and experiences welcome!
CHL Members $55, General Public $65
Bruce Bierman is a graduate of the U.C. Santa Cruz Theater Arts program and serves as a Jewish dance master, educator and theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teacher with the acclaimed Aman Folk Ensemble and completed the 2006 Karmiel Foreign Dance Teacher’s Program in Israel with an emphasis on Yemenite dance. Bruce has studied with some of the great Yiddish dance masters from New York, Poland and Israel and is a leading presenter of Jewish dance and theater for Yiddish cultural festivals. Bruce serves as director and teacher for the Stagebridge Senior Theater Company and founded NewStages–a performing arts program serving LGBT elders in Los Angeles.