Intro to Yiddish, song, dance, & klezmer music, workshop, Weimar, Germany, 31 Jul - 3 Aug 2013
Shpilndik! Zingendik! Tantsndik! (Play! Sing! Dance!) July 31 - August 3
A Hands-On Introduction to Klezmer Instrumental Music, Yiddish Song, and Dance
With Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer
Weimar, Germany, part of "Yiddish Summer Weimar"
Whether you have some experience as a klezmer player, Yiddish singer or dancer, or are completely new to the style, this hands-on workshop offers a feast of Eastern European Yiddish instrumental, vocal music and dance.
This workshop will be taught with a lively, integrated approach—a marriage of instruments, singing and movement. Working by ear and with written music, we will explore ways to express the full potential of Yiddish music and dance, as individuals and as a group. Daily topics will include Eastern European Jewish modality, klezmer phrasing, articulation and ornamentation, Yiddish song repertoire and style, and Yiddish dance steps, gestures and movement.
Open to all instrumentalists, singers and dancers. All ages and backgrounds
welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish or previous experience necessary.