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VZL 340: Israel's Batsheva Dance Company

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Catalogue NumberVZL 340
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801286
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Israel's Batsheva Dance Company

In December of 1964 The Batsheva Dance Company gave its first ever public performance in Tel Aviv. The Company was organized and trained by Ms. Batsheva Rothschild. One of her dreams was a dance company that would concentrate on contemporary ballet. An interview takes place with Ms. Rothschild, who discusses the the beginnings and organization of the Company. The Company's artistic coordinator, Linda Holmes, (check spelling), a former pupil of Martha Graham, is also interviewed and discusses her work, which includes the day to day rehearsals' and the conducting of a school.

Mr. Francois Shapira is the manager of the Batsheva Foundation for Art and Learning who discusses the musical works that the Company uses and the composers of those works and mentions that some of these pieces are sourced by the Bible.

This Vistas of Israel program also includes some untitled pieces of music danced to by the Company.

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