Judith Ingber has been researching the lives and creativity of Jewish dancers including the war years of World War II and their inspiring work even in camps including Terezin. Her seminal book in English is called “Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance.” Judith’s first research trip to Terezin was in 1971; in 2014 she lectured at the Jewish Museum in Prague on Terezin, taught at the Prague Arts Academy and did further research on the choreographer Kamila Rosenbaumova in Terezin. Her extraordinary musical “Broucci” or “Fireflies was produced for the imprisoned children and their families in Terezin along with three other artists. Judith returned to Yad Vashem for yet further research, plus visited the Terezin museum at Kibbutz Givat Haim and interviewed child survivor Vera Meisels who was in the original Terezin musical as an 8 year old in 2015. Last spring at the Czech Slovak Sokol Center in St. Paul, MN, she re-created “Broucci” with 32 children with Czech and Slovak backgrounds. In Milwaukee, Judith will set the stage for the MN production with historic photos and information plus film clips from the recent production.
Free & open to the public.
RSVP to Brittany Hager McNeely at414-963-2714 or BrittanyH@MilwaukeeJewish.org
Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Wed. May 10, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd.