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Dancing Jewish: Jewish Identity in American Modern and Postmodern Dance

Rebecca Rossen

Abstract

While Jews are commonly referred to as the “people of the book,” American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities; tangle with stereotypes; advance social and political agendas; and imagine new possibilities for themselves as individuals, artists, and Jews. Dancing Jewish delineates this rich history, demonstrating that Jewish choreographers have not only been vital contributors to American modern and postmodern dance, but they have also played a critical and unacknowledged role in the history of Jews in the United Sta ... More

Keywords: Jewish, Jews, American, dance, modern dance, postmodern dance, choreographer, history, performance, identity, culture, ethnicity, gender, dancing Jewish, embodied, stereotypes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199791767
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791767.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Rossen, author
University of Texas at Austin