Jewish Theater and Dance
Miller laced his writings with Jewish themes and characters for more than half a century. His world was infused with a certain type of Jewishness, but whatever form it took, he did not view himself as a member of an ancient religious community.Read more
Jewish pride--and shame--on stage.
A history of Jewish theatre in America.
This now-iconic musical takes a new look at a very old fashion statement.
A culmination of foreign and native influences.
Yael Ronen's "Plonter" exposes the emotional experience of "the other."
Yiddish & European Theater
From 1600 to the 20th century.
The short-lived yet influential movement.
Creativity and resistance in Dachau and Buchenwald.
A cultural phenomenon of Jewish America in the early 20th century.
Star of Yiddish film and theatre.
Jewish dance from the Bible to Hasidism.
Feminism and contemporary notions of individualism have challenged traditional Judaism and created new dance traditions.
NYC's 92nd Street Y helped broaden American dance to embrace multiculturalism and diversity.
Turning away from tradition and establishing its own roots.
Traditional dances find new values.
An American Jewish artist with an international legacy.
Taking ancient Yemenite moves to create modern dances.
In his only novel, Arthur Miller explored contemporary anti-Semitism.
A writer who bridged both Old World and New, but fit into neither.
From Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?