Dance Department hosts Israeli dance weekend October 24-27

The Mason Gross Dance Department presents an exciting weekend of Israeli dance and film from October 24 to 27, 2013, including live performances and the New Jersey premiere of the award-winning Israeli dance film Let’s Dance!

The Dance Department is the recipient of a Charles and Lynn Shusterman Family Foundation Visiting Artist grant to host Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor as guest artists in residence in spring 2014.




Sheinfeld and Laor will be on campus performing in the following event:
Two Room Apartment
Thursday, October 24–Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.

Loree Dance Theater
General Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $10*
Please note this performance includes nudity.
*Student price available during daytime ticket office hours only, Monday through Saturday.
Discounts: Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors (limit 2); Students (limit 1)

Postperformance discussions:

  • Thursday, October 24, on social and historical context of Israeli and Jewish dance, facilitated by dance artist and scholar Judith Brin Ingber.
  • Friday, October 25, on reconstructing historical dance works with differently gendered casting, facilitated by Dr. Jeff Friedman.

The Bildner Center’s 14th annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival in conjunction with the Mason Gross Dance Department presents the New Jersey premiere of the Israeli documentary film Let’s Dance! on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 12:45 p.m.
Regal Cinema Commerce Center, 2399 U.S. Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ
Ticket information
Student tickets are just $6.

LET’S DANCE! (Israel, 2012, 52 minutes)
Hebrew with English subtitles • Director: Gabriel Bibliowicz
Israeli society has raised generations of dancers and choreographers who have turned local modern dance into a national and international success story. The film presents the works of leading choreographers Ohad Naharin, Rami Be’er, and Yasmeen Godder and opens a window on their sources of inspiration and the development of the Israeli dance scene.
Speaker: Judith Brin Ingber, Department of Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota

Posted October 2013