Judith Brin Ingber is an international expert on Israeli and Jewish dance. Learn about her upcoming events, recent articles and more.

Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

With authors from Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance offering papers at the recent Conney Conference on Jewish Arts in Los Angeles, it was also great to have the book available. Judith Brin Ingber, Nina Spiegel and Janice Ross’s papers are all available on The Conney Project website, here.

Baruch Agadati

Judith presented her paper about Baruch Agadati, pictured in the poster, the first Hebrew Dancer, and Boris Aronson, who costumed Agadati (seen in the poster), and was later remembered for his Fiddler on the Roof set design. Watch the Conney Conference videos here. For more information, conneyproject.wisc.edu.















News & Events

Judith is proud to be in the remarkable new documentary about Ohad Naharin, Mr. Gaga by Tomer Heymann.

For more information: www.mrgagathefilm.com

Just published in Tel Aviv is the new biography of Sara Levi-Tanai, the choreographer/company founder of Inbal Dance Theatre. Called A Life of Creation (Haim Shel Yetzirah), it includes a chapter by Judith Brin Ingber who was Levi-Tanai's assistant in Tel Aviv in the 1970s.

The book, edited by Dina Roginsky and Henia Rottenberg, is published by Resling in Hebrew. Judith's chapter, "Turning Dance Assumptions Upside Down," is available in English for download here.

Sara Levi-Tanai's book, A Creative Life

Cover of the new book Sara Levi-Tanai: A Life of Creation

Picture of Judith with Sara Levi-Tanai from 1974 when Judith was assistant to Sara, founder and choreographer of Inbal Dance Theatre. (from the new book).

Judith is proud to announce that she has contributed much of her archives from her dance career--videos/DVDs of her performances, photographs, papers from professional conferences, drafts of her books, correspondence, and other components of her work relating to her teaching--to the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries--where it will be put online and coordinate with Judith's contributions to the Dance Library of Israel and the Batsheva Dance Company archives, also online.

Her papers at the University of Minnesota can be found here.

Her papers at the Dance Library of Israel can be found here.

Judith is heading a performance of "Fireflies", or "Broucci", for the Czech Slovak Sokol MN Children's Program in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3 pm, in conjunction with theater director Lenka Braag and dancer Blanka Brichta.

The reenactment of a children's musical came about through Judith's continuing research on children's performances in the Terezin Ghetto outside Prague during World War II. Recently, Judith had the opportunity to interview survivor Vera Meiself in Tel Aviv about the Broucci performances in Terezin, where Vera played Verushka.

This amazing musical was created with the imprisoned children by several original artists including the visionary director Vava Schonova (who survived WWII and made it to Israel, becoming the well known theatre director Navah Shean), set and costume designer Friedl Dicker-Brandeis with help from the child actors (Friedl was the beloved children's art teacher who was deported and murdered in Auschwitz), composer Karel Svenk (leading figure in Terezin's cabaret who died en route to the Mauthausen Camp) and choreographer Kamila Rosenbaumova.

Judith in the Terezin Ghetto Archives with Helena Illnerova, whose father, Dr. Karl Lagus, was imprisoned there.