Thursday, May 16, 2019 Please Join us!
Sarah Myerson leads a Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance Party) w/Live Music by Zoe Aqua, Eleonore Weill and Friends!
Sarah Myerson is a cantor actively working to bridge the worlds of Yiddish culture and Jewish religion. Her love of klezmer music and background in folk dance has drawn her to study Yiddish dance intensively at festivals and workshops. She has led Yiddish social dancing for simkhes, tantshayzer (dance parties), concerts and at festivals, and has taught workshops since 2008 in Europe, Israel, Canada, the USA and Australia. Yiddish dancing is great fun, especially with fabulous live musicians! We’ll work, as dancers, on listening to the music and expressing what we hear through our bodies, and hopefully our dancing will inspire the musicians as well. Symbiotic creation, art forms influences each other. Cantor Myerson is also Asst. Director of the NY Klezmer Series.
Flutist/ vocalist Eléonore Weill brings the earthy sounds of the village in southern France, where she grew up playing hurdy-gurdy in the fields – she is also an excellent dance leader. She most recently performed at NYKS with the band Midwood.
Violinist Zoë Aqua has a passion for pedagogy and for transcribing hundred-year-old klezmer violin recordings. She is also a member of Litvakus, and many other groups.
Both are frequent performers at the NY Klezmer Series and members of the band, Tsibele.