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Workshops

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Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

at Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1)
Faculty: Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century. read more 

 
Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

at Other Music Academy (Ernst-Kohl-Str. 23)
Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... read more 

 
Introduction to klezmer music, Yiddish song & Yidishkayt : July 16-19

at Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1)
Faculty: Georg Brinkman, Roswitha Dasch, Monika Feil, Dorothea Greve, Franka Lampe, Katharina Müther.
For many of us, our first contact and fascination with anything Yiddish happened in a concert of klezmer music or Yiddish song, or possibly at a Yiddish dance event. But these forms of cultural expression - song, instrumental music, dance... read more 

 
Yiddish dance/dance music/dance song for everyone : July 16-19

at Other Music Academy (Ernst-Kohl-Str. 23)
Workshop design: Andreas Schmitges; Dance faculty: Steven Weintraub, Andreas Schmitges; Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Sanne Möricke; Dance song faculty: Efim Chorny, Susan Ghergus, Andreas Schmitges + artists-in-residence.
Over the last years we have witnessed the worldwide development of a very lively new Yiddish dance culture. New sources are constantly being found in many different places. read more 

 
Intermediate workshop in klezmer music, Yiddish song & Yidishkayt : July 21-24

at Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1)
Faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Mark Kovnatsky, Fabian Schnedler, Janina Wurbs.
If you're reading this, you probably already have some years experience with klezmer music or Yiddish song or both. Maybe you've been to a Yiddish dance event, or you've taken an introductory workshop in Yiddish Summer Weimar or elsewhere. read more 

 
Advanced Yiddish song workshop (topic: unaccompanied Yiddish folksong) : July 25 - Aug 2

at Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1)
Faculty: Michael Alpert, Ethel Raim, Itzik Gottesman + artists-in-residence.
Unaccompanied Yiddish folksong is one of the deepest, most honest and direct expressions of Yidishkayt. But the last generation for whom this style and repertoire was a natural form of self-expression is almost gone... read more 

 
Yiddish language (beginning & intermediate) : July 25 - Aug 2

at Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 1)
Faculty: Dorothea Greve, Avishai Fisz.
It is very difficult to imagine the Weimar Yiddish program without the great Pesakh Fiszman, who last year passed away. But life goes on, and that attitude is nowhere more at home than in Yiddish culture. read more