Story of survival and resilience Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company returns to Northern Virginia with choreography that explores the Holocaust

Growing up in Haifa and throughout Europe, Bjorn Amelan didn’t know — nor think to ask — about his mother’s life before she immigrated to Israel. As a Jewish girl, Dora Amelan, living in Belgium as the German army was beginning its march through Europe, saw her ill grandparents dragged away and deported to a… Read More

Street dance, with guitar Dancer Yolit Yospe-Kachlon and company present a traditional flamenco show on Saturday night in Rockville

“When you hear a flamenco song, you don’t have to understand the words to feel the emotions,” Yolit Yospe-Kachlon said last week following a four-hour teaching and rehearsal stint at a Rockville dance studio. Yospe-Kachlon doesn’t just feel the emotions when flamenco musicians sing and play guitar. She dances them. Israeli-born, she grew up on… Read More

Dancer leaving Rockville to train in Tel Aviv

Jennifer Wienner has performed from Baltimore and Washington to New York and San Francisco. This summer she’ll add Tel Aviv to her resume when she trains with some of Israel’s finest dancers. The 17-year-old Baltimorean was accepted to three summer intensives — full-time programs where dancers train up to 12 hours per day — including… Read More

Emanuel Gat tackles a choreographer’s Mount Everest

Dancer and choreographer Emanuel Gat grew up in Netanya, Israel, where he studied music, until he discovered dance following his military service. Within two years he was performing and touring professionally with the Liat Dror Nir Ben Gal Company. A decade later, in 2004, he founded his own troupe, Emanuel Gat Dance at Tel Aviv’s… Read More