Avirah rises above the pandemic’s challenges
By Angel Gingras
Avirah, the Israeli Dance Company at this university, is dancing to the beat of a new rhythm this semester: COVID-19 restrictions.
Since being revived in 2013, Avirah is one of the university’s most prominent performance groups that stages diverse dances both on and off campus. It is ...
Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon brings underground dance to the stage
By Mohan Xu
Ephrat Asherie Dance performed a live music performance to show the relationship between music and dance. Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon attracted more than 200 people at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theatre on Wed., March 4.
Ephrat Asherie Dance is named for its choreographer and ...
Four Jewish performing arts groups at UMD bring new plans to a new year
By Mohan Xu
There are four main Jewish performance groups at this University: Avirah, Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Each semester, all of these groups have big plans.
Avirah is the Israeli dance company at this university. Currently there are 12 members. Their members choreograph original dances in ...
Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance
By Krissy Harris
The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university.
Lively chatter echoed through the theater, as an audience of about 300 people from this university's Jewish ...
Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel
By Maya Rosenberg
It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen.
Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...
Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community
By Matt Levine
Avirah, this university's Israeli Dance Company, performs and teaches Israeli dance all across the East Coast.
The group returned to campus in 2013 after a hiatus and has been performing and teaching for the last six years.
Avirah performs at cultural events on campus and also at the annual ...
Avirah welcomes students for open dance session
By Benjamin Curtis
Margot Hu, a student studying abroad from China, and several other students at this university participated in an open dance session Wednesday held by Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance company.
Held in the Margaret Brent Room of the Stamp Student Union, the night saw Avirah members ...
Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia
By Jacqueline Chase
Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17.
The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance where songs are assigned choreography that is learned throughout the Israeli dance community.
Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students
By Brogan Gerhart
Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month.
The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...
Avirah’s Krispy Kreme fundraiser brings them one step closer to Boston
By Annie Archer
This university’s Israeli dance troupe, Avirah, held a Krispy Kreme fundraiser from Oct. 8 to Oct. 19 to support their participation in the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston.
Avirah co-President Jessica Morris, a senior English major, said the troupe aims to bring Israeli dance ...