Title

Gender Throughout Jewish Culture: From hwl to the Hava Nagila

Date

6-1-2017 9:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 9:45 AM

Location

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Department

Dance

Session Chair

Amy McDonnell

Session Title

Academic Excellence In Dance

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Sharon Oberst

Presentation Type

Performance

Abstract

In Jewish culture, the art of dance plays a significant role when celebrating major life events. When examining the role that gender plays in Jewish dance, most of the gendered differences that occur are deeply ingrained into the dance culture, rather than being observable from the outside. Jewish culture often separated men and women as dancers, despite many of the dances demanding the same out of both genders. Dance in Jewish culture has evolved over the years; from the severity of the separation of gendered dancing, to the Hebrew words used to describe it, to eventually having mixed-gender group celebratory dances.

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Gender Throughout Jewish Culture: From hwl to the Hava Nagila

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In Jewish culture, the art of dance plays a significant role when celebrating major life events. When examining the role that gender plays in Jewish dance, most of the gendered differences that occur are deeply ingrained into the dance culture, rather than being observable from the outside. Jewish culture often separated men and women as dancers, despite many of the dances demanding the same out of both genders. Dance in Jewish culture has evolved over the years; from the severity of the separation of gendered dancing, to the Hebrew words used to describe it, to eventually having mixed-gender group celebratory dances.