From: Ilana Cravitz [i_dot_cravitz_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 08 July 2009 12:30
Subject: Summer klezmer - including special dance & music workshop this Sunday


Don’t miss…


A unique opportunity to meet Steve Weintraub this weekend. Follow the lead of this fantastic dancer (‘The Yiddish Fred Astaire’!) at the Hopkele on Saturday; dancers and players can study with him on Sunday (see below).



What and where


Saturday 11 July
6 - 7.30pm

City of London Hopkele
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14

Come along to the City of London Festival event in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. There will be a whole day of musical events and workshops, culminating in the Hopkele, led by Steve Weintraub, from 6-7.30pm.

See for more details.

Free event

Sunday 12 July

Yiddish dance and Klezmer day with Steve Weintraub ('The Yiddish Fred Astaire')

Playing for dancing workshop (for instrumentalists)
12 - 1pm

Dance Workshop
2 - 3.30pm

3.30 - 5.30pm

The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

A special treat this Sunday: sessions with the wonderful Steve Weintraub, who is visiting from the US.

The venue is near to Liverpool Street station, and is just off Brick Lane. We'll get in curry to share for lunch.

Whole day for instrumentalists: £15 (£10 concs)

Half day for instrumentalists (any two sessions): £10

Dance workshop: £15 (£10 concs)

Jam session only: £5

Contact Ilana Cravitz on 0782 551 0881 or email i_dot_cravitz_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk to register, or turn up on the day.

Children welcome. Info and tunes are at 

Sunday 19 July


Klezmer Workshop
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Ilana Cravitz (fiddle),teaches klezmer tunes and style, including modes, ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps.

Cost: £13

To register email Marc Jackson on marccj_at_hotmail_dot_com  or call him on 07846 379 370

9-14 August

KlezFest London
SOAS, Vernon Square campus, Kings Cross, London

A fantastic week of playing, singing and dancing. Includes workshops, jams, a tribute evening on 10 August for Jim Marcovitch (see and a concert at the Jazz Cafe (12 August). See for more details.

Sunday 6 September

Simcha in the Park
Regents Park, London

An opportunity to dance with Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom all afternoon to the UK's foremost klezmer bands. See for more details.

Free event