Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feb 23: Yiddish and Dance

Purim Party with Live Music and Yiddish Dancing!

Join the Carnegie Shpil Company (CMU's klezmer band) in celebrating this joyful holiday. This fun-filled evening will include great klezmer music featuring the band, to accompany dancing led by Steve Weintraub, an internationally renowned instructor of Yiddish dance. This event will be open to everyone in the community to enjoy music, dancing, and food. Please bring friends!


With the help of our coach, Susanne Ortner-Roberts (who will be performing with us!), the Carnegie Shpil Company, joined by an eclectic group of students from Pitt's Carpathian Ensemble, has compiled a repertoire designed to keep you dancing and we couldn't be more excited to share our work with you. Co-sponsored by the J'Burgh Yiddish Club.


Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall, Room 119, Carnegie Mellon University (map: 



About Dance Leader Steve Weintraub
"Born on Governor’s Island and Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others, and studied dance pedagogy with Phyllis Weikert. He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, and festivals in Krakow, Weimar, Furth, Paris and London to name a few. Much of his career has been creating and performing Jewish dance; he has worked with choreographers Felix Fibich and Shula Kivel, and has performed the work of Fred Berk. He was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Israeli folkdance group Parparim and was assistant director of the annual Israeli Folk Dance Festival in NYC."

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