Judith Brin Ingber (US; dance)
Judith graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in NY under the famed Bessie Schoenberg. After dancing professionally in NY she moved to Tel Aviv where she taught for the Batsheva – Bat Dor Dance Society including apprentices for the Batsheva Dance Company like Ohad Naharin, now the director of Batsheva. She was also the assistant to Sara Levi-Tanai at Inbal Dance Theater. In Israel, Judith did her pioneering research, especially oral histories of the creators of Israeli folk dance, published in "Shorashim: The Roots of Israeli Folk Dance" in Dance Perspectives in 1974. Her writing on dance in Israel also appears in ‘The Israel Dance Annual’ which she co-founded with Giora Manor, in encyclopedias, book chapters, and in her seminal book “Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance” published in 2011 by Wayne State University Press.
In 2007 Judith taught at KlezKamp with the legendary dancer Felix Fibich, lecturing about Felix's long life, and helping him to stage a Klezmer style original dance. She continues to teach internationally (recently at the Prague Arts Academy and the College of the Western Galilee under Henia Rottenberg) and lecture (Faber lecturer at Princeton University). She gives the key-note address for the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts at the University of Wisconsin this spring.
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