- Karen Goodman - Producer * Settings by Nathan Vizonsky * Taught by Miriam Rochlin
- Come Let Us Dance - Lomir Geyn Tantsn -Two Yiddish Dances
Settings by Nathan Vizonsky As taught by Miriam RochlinWhat dances go with Klezmer Music? After all, "Klezmer" IS dance music! At Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, tnoynim, there was always dancing in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. This 48 minute video teaches a Freylekh and two variations of the Sher. It also looks at the life and circumstances that helped give Yiddish dance it's unique flavor and style.Narrated and produced Karen Goodman, the dances are taught by Miriam Rochlin who studied with Polish-born dancer/choreographer Nathan Vizonsky in the 1950s.Known for the authenticity of his style, he published his collection of notations, "Ten Jewish Folk Dances" in 1942. Three decades since his death, this documentary/instructional video brings his work to new generation. Also featured: Documentary footage of the dancing of Rabbi Michael Roth who comes from a Chasidic background, and of Benjamin Zemach--as well as photos from Berlin in the 1920Ős, 1930Ős photos of Vizonsky and his work--of Else Lasker-Schuler, Max Reinhardt, Benjamin Zemach, the early European productions of what became the Habimah National Theater of Israel and a wedding in the Ukraine dating from the end of the turn of the 20th century.