Cite: Rossen, Contemporary American Dances about Israel and the Mideast Crisis

Rossen, Rebcca. “Uneasy Duets: Contemporary American Dances about Israel and the Mideast Crisis,” The Drama Review 55.3 (2011): 40-49

URL: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/the_drama_review/summary/v055/55.3.rossen.html

 

Abstract

Jewish choreographers have consistently created dances that embody the shifting role of Israel in American Jewish life. Countering the Zionism of mid-century dances about Israel, contemporary Jewish American choreographers such as Liz Lerman and Kristen Smiarowski actively question the ideology of unconditional support, deftly grapple with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and situate performance as an opportunity for activism, inquiry, and debate.

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