Variety

The hora

A dance from the pioneers, which is today emblematic of bar-mitsvas, weddings and other Jewish celebrations of the diaspora. Originally, the hora was a slow dance often practiced in Romania, by Jews and non-Jews. At the start of the 20th century, it arrived in Palestine where it was transformed into a collective and joyous circle dance, quickly becoming the emblematic dance of the first kibbutzniks. …

Sirba Octet – In the Heart of the Yiddish Soul

Published by Sony in 2012, Catherine Lara joins the Sirba Octet for the creation of this original album …

Sirba Octet – Yiddish Rhapsody

In 2009, to fulfill an order from the Pau Orchestra / Pays de Béarn, directed by Faycal Karoui, Isabelle Georges and Richard Schmoucler create Yiddish Rhapsody, an invitation to travel …

Sirba Octet – A Yiddishe Mame

A Yiddishe Mame is built on classic melodies with vibrant phrasing which dance and sing and reinvent themselves through the ages and across borders by way of journeys and stories retold. …

Sirba Octet – Du Shtetl à New-York

A thrilling explosion of music blending folk and musical theatre. A journey back to the roots of American music by way of brilliant musicians, strong emotions and dancing shoes. …