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Israel in Motion: An Evening of Contemporary Dance and Discussion with Israeli Choreographer Idan Cohen
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
Israel in Motion: An Evening of Contemporary Dance and Discussion with Israeli Choreographer Idan Cohen

BodyVox Dance Center, NW 17th Ave. & Northrup

Join Idan Cohen, acclaimed Israeli modern dance choreographer, for a celebration of his work. The evening will include a live performance of Cohen's choreography, film clips featuring his repertoire, and behind-the-scenes discussion with Idan Cohen in conversation with historian Nina Spiegel, Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Assistant Professor of Israel Studies at PSU.

A winner of the Israeli ministry of culture’s young artist award for 2012, Idan Cohen is a cutting edge choreographer in a vibrant contemporary dance scene in Israel. As dance provides a window into Israeli life and culture, we'll explore Idan Cohen's work in the context of contemporary Israeli society. We'll challenge you to imagine why dance is so central in Israel by sharing engaging stories, video clips and ideas from the beginnings of Israeli modern dance to the thriving contemporary dance scene.

The event will be followed by a dessert reception.

This event is sold out. If you already have tickets, please be sure to check in, with your printed-out ticket in hand, by 6:55 p.m. to secure your seat.  A limited number of people without tickets may be allowed in after that time.

Transportation & Parking at BodyVox: The TriMet Streetcar has a stop (10766) at N.W. 18th and N.W. Northrup Street, one block from the Bodyvox Dance Center. Click here for an interactive map. Free street parking is available.

Co-sponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, the Middle East Studies Center, and the School of Theatre & Film in the College of the Arts.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University contributes to the intellectual dynamism of this metropolitan campus through interdisciplinary courses and research.

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.