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Judith Brin Ingber

Judith Brin Ingber is a dancer/writer completing a manuscript on Jewish dance and dance in Israel for Wayne State University Press. She also wrote the entry for Pearl Lang in the new edition of the “Encyclopedia Judaica.”

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Pearl Lang

Pearl Lang

I, too, was a Midwesterner transposed to New York, trying to find my own way in the rich and heady dance scene. I knew Pearl Lang had come from Chicago, where she was raised in a cultured but poor Yiddish-speaking family. Her breathtaking career as a Graham dancer meant she had toured the world. And she often performed with her own company, the Pearl Lang Dance Theater, at the famed 92nd Street Y’s theater, where I went for performances by modern dance legends and for Fred Berk’s Wednesday night Israeli folk dancing. But now I was going to Hunter to see Lang’s “Shirah,” which she created in 1960.

Topics: Dance, Yiddish

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