(Rain date May 9, 3:00-4:00 pm)
Join us as we have fun learning and dancing with Shmulik. All ages and levels of experience welcome for this socially distanced outdoor dance party!
Shmulik Gov-Ari is a talented dance choreographer, and master teacher. He was born to an Orthodox Yemenite Jewish family in Nahariya, Israel. His work explores the deepest parts of the human soul through ethnic folkdance. He has choreographed more than 300 dances utilizing both music thousands of years old and contemporary pieces, with some of his original works making their way into the classical Israeli folk dance repertoire. His dances tell the story of Israel as well as stories of Israeli life. Shmulik traces his original dance choreography style to the pervasive pulsating rhythm of the Yemenite tarbuka. He has also created innovative educational programs combining music and dance while in Greenwich, Connecticut where he served as a shaliah (a messenger). Shmulik directs international dance camps and seminars, and his years of experience and influence on dance make him an esteemed ambassador of Israeli folk dance throughout the world.