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Intersections in Dance
and Jewishness

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5pm Lecture, Reception to follow
The Catalyst, Ryerson University,
80 Gould Street, Toronto

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The Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada, Dance Collection Danse, and Ryerson University’s School of Performance and The Catalyst are excited to present dance scholars Amy Bowring (Canada) and Yali Nativ (Israel) in a joint lecture that reveals the work of pioneering women in modern dance in Canada and Israel. They will explore dance within the context of Zionism, Jewish national sentiments and the body, the influence of German Expressionism, and the impact of the Jewish Diaspora on Canadian dance history.

A Q&A will follow the lecture and guests are invited to join us for a reception courtesy of the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canad

Limited Seating – RSVP today

About the Speakers

Amy Bowring
Ms. Bowring is the Executive and Curatorial Director of Dance Collection Danse and teaches dance history at Ryerson University’s School of Performance. She holds an honours B.A. in Fine Arts Studies from York University and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. Amy is one of Canada’s foremost advocates for the preservation and dissemination of Canada’s dancing stories, and her published writings and curated exhibitions, both live and virtual, have contributed to new research in Canada’s dance history. Her book Navigating Home: Artists of the NL Dance Project will be released in fall 2019.

Yael (Yali) Nativ
Dr. Nativ is a choreography teacher and dance scholar. She began her academic studies in dance in Israel and then completed her degrees in Paris (choreography) and San Francisco, where she received her Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Education of the Creative Arts. Dr. Nativ received her PhD from the department of Sociology of Education, School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Academic College for Arts and Society and at the Lewinsky College of Education. In her research and writing she explores social issues looking at the linkage between body, movement, knowledge, ethics, gender and creativity.

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