Lexington Residents to Perform at Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston

Individuals and a new Lexington-based dance group will participate in the festival, which brings together dancers from throughout the United States and Canada.

Lexington will be well represented at the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston next weekend, with individual dancers and a new dance group, Nitzanim of Lexington, set to perform in the festival on March 10.

The festival, which seeks to promote Israeli folk dancing in Boston, features a range of Israeli dance styles and brings together dancers from throughout the United States and Canada – and many of them from here in Lexington.

According to promotional materials, the following Lexington residents will be participating in the festival:

  • Bob Labovitz will be dancing with Balagan Meurgan in a piece reflecting our roots in the desert
  • Ari Lerner is a member of Shemesh which will perform “Caravan Dance,” which celebrates the diverse cultures that make up modern Israel
  • Nitzanim of Lexington, a new dance group based in Lexington, joins the festival this year. Members of the group are: Adi Ifergan, Noam Lenman, Maya Shimron, Hagar Uziel, Aviya Uziel and Eden Vachtel, all of Lexington
  • Lexington resident Alla Shimron, is the choreographer and artistic manager of Nitzanim as well as of Pniney Emeth in which her daughter Maya performs. Shimron is also the choreographer and dance instructor for the Israeli folk dance performing groups at JCDS.

This year’s performance of the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston will at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.bostonfestival.org or at the door on the day of the performance.

Additional information may be found at the Israel Folkdance Festival website at www.bostonfestival.org.


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