Yiddish Dance Party! Avia Moore Dance Leader, Klezmer Music by
Aaron Alexander Klezmer Kapelye, and the Workshop Klezmorim!
Co-presented with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as part of #KulturfestNYC
Tantshoyz means “Dance Party” or dance house. It’s Yiddish Dance with Klezmer Music. It’s a party, a mekhaye, a fun time with learning and dancing and shpiln – playing- of klezmer music. You should come have a great time.
Avia Moore: Balancing individual expression and community togetherness, traditional Yiddish dance is as beautiful as it is fun. With plenty of room for variation, these are dances that everyone can enjoy together. Avia instills her workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.
Avia grew up dancing, a child of the folk music scene in Western Canada. As a young child at family dances led by her own family, she used to pride herself on dancing every dance. Over the years Avia has performed with several folk dance performance groups, including Balada Romanian Folkdance Ensemble (Edmonton).
Avia teaches workshops and leads dancing at festivals and events internationally.
Aaron Alexander Klezmer Kapelye – drums, fidl; Jordan Hirsch – trumpet, cornet; Patty Farrell – accordion.
Workshop Klezmorim – Richard Buchbinder – piano; Beverly Novick – drums; Michael Frisch – clarinet; Mitch Elinson – clarinet; Jonathan Flamm – alto sax; Ruth Seif – flute, & piccolo; Andrea Urist – flute; Peter Kowalski – baritone horn; Sam Nussbaum – keyboards, Paul Stein – accordion.
The Workshop Klezmorim are a group of students who have been studying together with the various performing artists at the NY Klezmer Series over the past several years, some as many as 4 1/2 years now. They have grown together as a group and are now a pretty darn happening klezmer band. Come find out for yourself – listen, dance and enjoy.