Produced, Directed, Written by Karen Goodman

New Documentary/Instructional Video on Yiddish Dances
Includes settings from 1942 by Nathan Vizonsky, as taught by
Miriam Rochlin.
(48:00)


"...CHOREOGRAPHER KAREN GOODMAN LOOKS AT THE TRADITION OF YIDDISH DANCE...TEACHING THE DANCES... IS ACTRESS-DANCER MIRIAM ROCHLIN, A LUMINOUS FIGURE NOW OVER 80 WHO CAME TO LOS ANGELES AFTER EMIGRATING FROM BERLIN."
Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice, 4/30/03

"KAREN GOODMAN PRESENTS THE RICH FOLK TRADITION OF YIDDISH DANCE IN AN EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL AND ARTISTICALLY SENSITIVE WAY."

Miriam Koral, Executive Director, The California Insititute for Yiddish Culture and Language
Los Angeles


"GOODMAN'S PRECIOUS VIDEO ALLOWS US TO RECONNECT WITH THE IMPORTANT--AND THANKS TO GOODMAN, WELL-PRESERVED--PIECE OF OUR HERITAGE. "

Lolly Gold & Deborah Biasca, co-directors, Boulder Yiddish Vinkl, Boulder, CO

"KAREN GOODMAN DID THE, AHEM, FOOTWORK, AND NOW WE GLEAN THE REWARDS."
Keren Engelberg, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, 10/31/03

"...OFFERS NOT ONLY A STEP-BY-STEP JUMPSTART TO YIDDISH DANCE,
BUT ALSO A HISTORIC APPRECIATION OF THIS WANING FACET OF JEWISH CULTURAL HERITAGE."

David Sachs, The Detroit Jewish News, 11/21/03


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