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Susan Josephs

Video pioneer dances with feminine personas

Created in 1973, \”Caught in the Act\” juxtaposes a 36-minute video with accompanying still photography and stars Eleanor Antin as a prima ballerina performing a series of ballet poses for the camera.\”Caught in the Act\” is one of Antin\’s signature video works to be included in the Getty Center\’s \”California Video\” survey exhibition, March 15-June 8.

Master Class: Israelis and Angelenos learn the secrets of show business

Such quintessential \”biz\” questions proved to be hot topics for a select group of 25 film and television professionals from Los Angeles and Tel Aviv as they sat in a conference room July 13 at The Jewish Federation\’s Goldsmith Center. It was still early in the morning on the first full day of the ninth annual Master Class in Cinema and Television, but already people seemed to be in the throes of furious note-taking as they listened to tricks-of-the-trade advice from several Hollywood veterans.

Film: Talmudic tradition translates into ‘Treatment’

In this life, Oren Rudavsky has forged a successful career as a New York City-based filmmaker known for award-winning documentaries about Jewish life, including the 2004 \”Hiding and Seeking,\” which explored faith and tolerance through the lens of an Orthodox Jewish family\’s emotionally charged trip to Poland. In his latest film, \”The Treatment,\” he takes on a subject that has long been a source of fascination.

Concert shakes up the way people view belly dancing

Since she began her career in the 1970s, Suzy Evans has been on a mission to educate the public about a dance form \”that is so much more than what you might see in a restaurant or in a class.\” As the founder of the now 11-year-old International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance (IAMED), Evans is producing her fourth \”This Is Belly Dance!\” concert at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 11.

Windy City’s Best Leap Into the Bowl

Considered one of America\’s leading and most distinctive contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street will display its trademark eclecticism when it debuts at the Hollywood Bowl on July 25.

In This Corner — the Choreographer

Choreographer Keith Glassman always wanted to learn more about his grandfathers and why they both pursued boxing careers in their youth. Known for dances that blend natural, athletic movement with sociological commentary, Glassman decided to make a piece that would allow him to explore whether other Jewish men in his grandfathers\’ generation also boxed \”to make money. I was surprised to find out that there were a lot of Jewish boxers,\” he says. \”It was an immigrant\’s way of trying to make it in America.\”


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