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Khevrisa, NYC, Nov 10

Khevrisa and Friends: Under the Canopy of Heaven

Wednesday, November 10, 8:00 p.m.
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y (Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street)
212-415-5500 $25

Zev Feldman, cimbalom, dancer
Michael Alpert, vocals, sekund violin, dancer
Steven Greenman, violin
Stuart Brotman, double bass
Deborah Strauss, violin
Kurt Bjorling, clarinet
Joanne Borts, dancer
Helene Zilberberg-Domergue, dancer
Steven Weintraub, dancer

Rediscovering the music of the European Jewish wedding has involved years of research with living informants, pre-Holocuast European recordings, and rare archival collections. Khevrisa is unique in its presentation of the music of the European Jewish wedding with original instrumentation, and with the traditional interaction of badkhn and klezmer. A particularly exciting innovation, created especially for tonight's program at the 92nd Street Y, is the performance of actual traditional dances from the East European Jewish wedding, including the freylakhs, sher, broygez-tants (dance of anger and reconciliation), and virtuosic solo dances. These portions of the program constitute one of the only stage performances of traditional Ashkenazic dancing in North America since the Second World War.

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