SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

San Francisco Israeli Folk Dancing

Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM (PDT)

1399 43rd Avenue Corner with Judah,
San Francisco, CA 94116

Over the past 60 years, Israeli society has seen many changes, and today there is little agreement about what it means to be an Israeli or what constitutes “Israeli identity.” As Israel has come to accept the diversity of its Jewish population–with eclectic European, Middle Eastern, African, and now American backgrounds–the original political rationale for folk dancing has become largely out-of-date. In arts and culture in general, Israel is no longer overtly preoccupied with the formation of a unified, monolithic national identity.

Despite the changing political and social climate, in some circles in Israel, folkdance continues to blossom and enjoy popularity. Many Israeli folk dancers say they dance for the pleasure that stems from a feeling of belonging–they are not concerned with the original values the dances intended to espouse.

The room is large and the snappy wooden dance floor is waiting for you.

Fun evening with great energy and warm welcoming group.

Cost: Free