David Edery

  Raised on dancing and Israeli folklore, Israeli folk dance choreographer and teacher David Edery has spent almost all of his life involved in nurturing and preserving the culture and treasure of Israeli Folk Dancing (IFD). He has supported and advanced awareness of IFD throughout the world. Daughter Of The Arts caught up with Mr.... Continue Reading →

Israel Yakovee

  In order to discover his sources of inspiration as well as his viewpoints on various musical and folk dance matters, Daughter Of The Arts spoke to Mr. Yakovee about the journey and process of his dance choreography as well as personal reflections and experiences in the music community. DOTA: Why did you first start choreographing... Continue Reading →

Yankele Levy

  Yaacov ( Yankele ) Levy, was born in Jerusalem to a traditional Yemenite family. He has been involved with education, specializing in working with disturbed children. For about 9 years he directed a trade school for disturbed and retarded teenagers, in the Haifa area. His more than 80 dances (see list below) were translated... Continue Reading →

Meeting Ofra Haza – Part 3

by Connie Louise Katz In January 2005, I choreographed the dance Flash Gordon, to Haza’s pop song by the same name. The dance premiered at Ramah Rikkudiah, 2005. When you listen to her singing, there is a little playfulness in her voice. The tempo is lively and generally the song is a departure from a... Continue Reading →

Moshe Eskayo

For almost 40 years, Moshe Eskayo has created Israeli folk dances. His more than150 dances comprise a wide range of styles: a variety of circle dances such as debkas and horas, partner dances and line dances. Daughter Of The Arts talked with Mr. Eskayo as he shared some secrets and revealed his own creative process.... Continue Reading →

Stephen Schwartz

  Daughter Of The Arts is proud to include in our tribute to Ofra Haza, accolades from the Academy Award winning composer Stephen Schwartz. The animated DreamWorks SKG film The Prince of Egypt, follows Moses from the day when he is placed in a basket by his mother Yocheved when he was a baby, plucked... Continue Reading →

Meeting Ofra Haza – Part 2

by Connie Louise Katz PART 2 In 2003, I created a dance to her song Middle East. Tensions in the region continued to be tenuous. Haza’s song, on her 1989 “Desert Wind” album, echoed the situation as if it were prophetic. She described the song: “The Jewish nation returned to its homeland after thousands of... Continue Reading →

Shlomo Bachar

Daugther Of The Arts takes both a nostalgic and contemporary dance journey with Shlomo Bachar. In keeping with our tribute to Ofra Haza, combined with a celebration of Passover, Daugther Of The Arts talked to Mr. Bachar about his dances Shir Hashirim and Tfila both songs sung by Haza. He shared not only his comments... Continue Reading →

Meeting Ofra Haza – Part 1

by Connie Louise Katz I met Ofra Haza in the spring of 1991 when I interviewed her for this magazine article. I found her to be a warm, friendly and passionate woman. I was excited to meet the woman whose songs and singing voice evoked such emotion and depth of soul. Haza gave me a... Continue Reading →

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