Workshop: Our Symbolic Gestures with Darya Efrat

30th Nov. 2021 at 18:30 CET


In the workshop, we will investigate depicted iconographic and practiced gestures from various spiritual and religious traditions. Employing this, we will focus on the role of movement within Jewish tradition as a mode of communication and self-expression – complimentary to the spoken and written word. The workshop will include a movement session and a discussion about the relevance of somatic traditions and their impact on our communal and individual lives. Through this encounter, participants can experience learning about other symbolic traditions and delve deeper into their own, thus seeing the relevance and similarities to their personal lives and surroundings. Come in comfortable clothing- the workshop includes light movement.

Bio: Darya Efrat is an interdisciplinary performer experimenting with the fusion of visual arts, dance, contemporary circus, and public installation. Originally from Jerusalem, Efrat graduated with honors from Columbia University in New York with a BA in visual arts and anthropology and is currently pursuing her Masters in New Performative Practices at the Stockholm University of the Arts. Her works were presented and performed in Portugal, Croatia, the US, and Israel.

The event is organized by Paideia- The European Institute for Jewish Studies, Paideia folkhögskola, Jewish Community in Stockholm and Bajit. The event is supported by Kulturrådet.

The event is given in English.

Registration obligatory till the 23rd of Nov. 2021.