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Liora Malka Yellin

Liora Malka Yellin is a dance and theater studies scholar at Tel Aviv University. She serves as the head of the Israeli Society for Dance Research. Her research concentrates on early Israeli theatrical dance, from its inception in the 1920s up to the late 1950s. Currently she is writing a book on Gertrud Kraus, her life and work both in Europe and in Israel.

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Gertrud Kraus

Gertrud Kraus was a pioneer dancer and choreographer, mainly in expressionist dance. Her career began in Vienna during the 1920s, but she performed her solo and group recitals throughout Central Europe and soon became a prominent modern dance artist. In 1935, at the peak of her European career, she immigrated to Palestine and her extensive and innovative work made her the leading figure of modern, expressionist dance in Israel.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Liora Malka Yellin." (Viewed on September 29, 2022) <>.


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