Yiddish Dance with Avia Moore Toronto
No matter the size of the crowd, Avia Moore keeps the whole room dancing. Avia instills her Yiddish dance instruction with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style. A child of the folk music scene in Western Canada, Avia grew up at family dances led by her own family, priding herself on dancing every dance. Over the years Avia has performed with several folk dance performance groups, including Balada Romanian Folkdance Ensemble (Edmonton) and Ring O’Bells Morris (New York). She is also a director and producer with expertise in cultural performance. Dedicated to exploring traditional culture in a contemporary world, Avia is currently a PhD student in Performance Studies at York University. She has led Yiddish dance parties at festivals and events internationally, including: Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow (Poland), Internationales Klezmer Festival Fürth (Germany), Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), Jewish Community Center in St. Petersburg (Russia), KlezNorth (England), International Dance Flurry Festival (New York), Zlatne Uste Golden Festival (New York), Klezmerquerque (New Mexico), KlezKanada, the Montreal Jewish Music Festival, the Montreal Baroque Festival, and, of course, at previous Ashkenaz Festivals.
Sept 1, 7pm • Stage in the Round – Music provided by Dobranotch
Sept 2, 7pm • Stage in the Round – Music provided by Amerike