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A Summary of My Past Dance Performances

This page is always hopelessly out of date. I have not stopped performing.

June 2, 2007

Performed with Keshet Chaim in "Colors of Israel" as part of the San Diego Jewish Music Festival. This show included my first true solo in a long time!

March 11, 2007

Keshet produced "Sababa" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. We performed with Nomai Concept, who played live to accompany two of our new dances, "Sababa BaMidbar" and "Voice of Peace", and the evening continued with a fabulous rocking concert of Gidi Gov, Danny Sanderson, and other Kaveret/Poogy friends!

September 10, 2006

A similar but slightly different version of "Colors of Israel" at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo. I was the Shabbat bride!

February 2006

Keshet's first incarnation of "Colors of Israel" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

December 28, 2005

Performed with Keshet Chaim at Hollywood & Highland's Chanukah Celebration.

November 19, 2005

Performed with Keshet Chaim at the Idan Raichel Project concert at the Kodak Theater. (Yes, THE Kodak Theater, on the stage where they do the Oscars. Ooooooh yes.)

June 2005

Performed with Keshet Chaim in SummerSounds at the Hollywood Bowl. "A flat, a flat, a flat a flat a flat."

May 16, 2005

Performed with Keshet at "The Gathering of Exiles", an event organized by the Israel Christian Nexus and hosted at Stephen S. Wise Temple. Jews and Christians remembered the bravery of both the crew and passengers who participated in the operation Aliyah Bet, which smuggled 100,000 refugees into a country that was tenaciously patrolled and guarded by seasoned British troops. Keshet Chaim performed two numbers from Neshama: Halleluyah, followed by Mourning and Diaspora, interpreted by Tsion Marciano, and Destruction, representing the Biblical Wars.

April 3, 2005

Performed in my first show in California, Neshama: Stories of the Soul, with the Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.

September 10-12, 2004

My last show in Boston was VELOCITY at the Tsai Center. I danced in balkanBLUES and easternTIDES with the Collage Dance Ensemble whom I miss terribly!

April 24 and 25, 2004
Performed at the annual New England Folk Festival, aka NEFFA! I danced in the Saturday night show with Zikukim (Israeli) and in the Sunday afternoon show with Collage (International).

March 6, 2004
Performed with Collage at the annual conference of the National Folk Organization, held this year in Lowell, MA.

January 17 and 18, 2004
Collage was one of four groups chosen to be in Dance Straight Up! at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. This was the world premiere of balkanBLUES. Presented by CrashARTS, a division of World Music.

August 23, 2003
Performed with Collage at the wedding reception for Larry Denenberg and Rachael Rosner at the St. James Armenian Church in Watertown. We did Eastern Tides, with a special guest appearance by Larry Denenberg in the finale.

semerkand erica
Click picture for a short video of this performance.
cowgirl erica

August 12, 2003
A small group of us from Collage danced at a Turkish dinner at the Kennebunkport River Club in Kennebunkport Maine, hosted by Kenan and Andrea Sahin.

August 9, 2003
Hafli Gala at the BCCA - "End of Summer Serpentine Extravaganza". I performed with Collage in Semerkand and Black Sea women.

July 7-12, 2003
KaragozKaragoz Performed and competed in the International Golden Karagöz Folk Dances Competition in Bursa, Turkey, with the Collage Dance Ensemble! This was the first international dance festival I attended as a performer, and my first competition ever! What an amazing experience. You can read more about Collage and this trip in this pdf article.

June 7, 2003
With Collage, performed a Turkish Traditional Wedding at the Down Jersey Folklife Center at Wheaton Village in Millville, NJ. We did most of our Turkish repertoire: Bolu, Bingöl, Artvin, Semerkand, Blacksea Women as well as easternTIDES and lots of wedding rituals: meeting the in-laws, henna night, shaving the groom (Marc Neuberger!), etc.

silly erica

May 18, 2003
My first tap and jazz performances since the late 80s! I was in the recital of the Studio of Creative Movement: "Can't Stop the Beat 2003" on May 18th. Fun!

May 10 and 11, 2003
I was (the obvious non-modern-dancer) in "Pax Dansare", a show at the Central Square Dance Complex on May 10 and 11. This show featured works about Peace and War, and I was in Rozann Kraus's piece "Wars R Us" as well as Collage's Artvin suite.

April 27 and 28, 2003
I danced at NEFFA on Saturday night with the Israeli group Neshika, and on Sunday afternoon with the Israeli group Zikukim as well as in a Turkish number and a new Uzbekistani number with the Collage Dance Ensemble. If you're into folkdancing or folksinging and you haven't been to this festival before, you must check it out next year!

neffa erica

April 13, 2003
Collage performance at TACS's Anatolian Night at Suffolk University Law School, Sargent Hall, Boston.

little bedouins

April 6, 2003
I danced with two Israeli dance groups this season: one is called Neshika (which means "kiss") and it's all women, and the other is called Zikukim ("fireworks"). My dad is also in this group - we dance as a couple and have a great time! Both of these groups performed at...

Israel Folkdance Festival and Festival of the Arts
Sunday, April 6, 2003
Martin Luther King High School
Amsterdam Ave. & W. 65 St., NYC

Here is the flyer for this show with all the details.

black sea erica

March 30, 2003
I danced with Seyyide's bellydance group "Sarab/Mirage" at the Middle East in Central Square, Cambridge on March 30.

belly erica

March 23, 2003
Zikukim and Neshika both also performed at the
The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston
Sunday, March 23, 2003, at 3:00pm
Kresge Auditorium, MIT
Cambridge MA

There are lots of details about the show at the official website of the festival.

March 2, 2003

Collage performance at Plymouth State College, in Plymouth, NH.

March 1, 2003
Collage performance at the Wannamoisett Country Club, in Rumford, RI at a fundraiser for the Turkish American Cultural Society.

hot christmas

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Last modified June 2007.