Album:2010:11-12 Tel Aviv Blues Lindy

I made it back to Israel after 26 years, and had a far, far better time than I could have expected. The Israeli people are tough but very friendly, and they are super driven and excited by the dance.

I taught Lindy and Blues, and then pushed hard for them to actually start a regular Blues dance so they wouldn't have to just wait for the Americans to fly out to give them Blues (like most of the Europeans do), and they clearly agreed, because they started a weekly Blues dance a few weeks later. I honestly think that Tel Aviv will become one of the EurAsia's center of Blues Dance over the next couple of years.

My name. With Hebrew! Rena, the organizer
[photo Anat]
There are many cats around.
Not as many as in Istanbul, the Israelis love animals and take care of them.
After much talk of knife fighting
in Blues class, one of the students modifies the photo of Haley and I on the flyer.
[Video, 24M]
[Video, 34M]
Pre-musicality class
[Video, 15M]
The musical instrument experiment
[Video, 30M]
Post-musicality class.
Hallelujah! (or Amen!)
Post-musicality class.
Hallelujah! (or Amen!)
Blues dance
on Saturday (end of the weekend) [photo Veronica Spector]
Blues dance
[photo Veronica Spector]
Blues
[photo Veronica Spector]
Relaxing at the Blues dance
w/ wonderful Israeli women
Relaxing at the Blues dance
w/ wonderful Israeli women
Dancing w/ Leanna
[photo Veronica Spector]
Leanna
[photo Veronica Spector]
Leanna
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sean and Sophia
[photo Veronica Spector]
Dave frightens Anat
[photo Veronica Spector]
Dancing w/ Gal
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sharon
[photo Veronica Spector]
Tomer and Gal
[photo Veronica Spector]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
Dancing w/ Rena
[photo Veronica Spector]
Rena
[photo Veronica Spector]
Rena
[photo Veronica Spector]
Rena
[photo Veronica Spector]
Mr. Blues Intensity 6000
[photo Veronica Spector]
I meet Sophia
from Chicago, who is fantastic to dance with [photo Veronica Spector]
Sophia
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sophia
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sophia
[photo Veronica Spector]
That's where the ground is!
[photo Veronica Spector]
Eran and Gayle
[photo Veronica Spector]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
Maya
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sharon,
the next Blues czar of the Middle East [photo Veronica Spector]
Sharon
[photo Veronica Spector]
Sharon
[photo Veronica Spector]
Blues
[photo Veronica Spector]
Blues
[photo Veronica Spector]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
David and Gayle
[photo Veronica Spector]
Gal
[photo Veronica Spector]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
[Video, 36M]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
Gal
[photo Veronica Spector]
Yana
[photo Veronica Spector]
Straw exploding
(and Leanna's reaction, only partially captured)
Dancing in the streets! Dancing in the streets!
[Video, 12M]
I don't think they'd.. it "Lindy Bombing",
because the Israeli police would not approve.
..But they have regular street parties.
..which is brilliant. And of course, the shim sham. Troublemakers, all of them. Angry Gal,
with one of my host's cats
Sean's one-eyed adorable
little monster kitty.
I go to Jerusalem
for the afternoon/evening.
Jerusalem is one of my favorite cities,... With memories of the
old passages..
From when my family visited,
26 years ago, right before my Bar Mitzvah.
Leanna The wailing wall,
with a military swearing-in/graduation happening.
Looking backwards
from the wail
I love oldness and crumbling rock. Lindy Hop in old Jerusalem
[Video, 14M]
..And castle-y passageways. "You are in a maze of twisty passages,
all alike"
Talk about Castles!
I think this is the West entrance.
The beautiful walls. And the moon.
Album created by album generator a script written by David Ljung on Thu Jan 20 04:01:44 2011