Studio Israel

With Dege Feder

Studio Israel is an online conversation series that looks at Israeli culture and diversity through the lens of contemporary Israeli artists and creatives.

Join Dege Feder, an award-winning Ethiopian-Israeli choreographer, dancer and musician, in conversation with Dr. Shula Mola. Feder has performed, choreographed, and taught around the world. In addition to her global presence, she has also worked as a dance teacher to empower women and young girls in Israel’s Ethiopian community.

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About Dege Feder

Dege Feder is a choreographer, dancer, and musician and recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Young Dance Creators in 2018. She is the manager and choreographer of Beta Dance Troupe. Dege joined “Eskesta” dance troupe in 1999 and performed in many international festivals in Germany, France, Columbia, Croatia, South Africa, USA (New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago) and more. She also performed on the main stages in Israel. In 2010 she founded “Wozewaze” dance troupe that combines Ethiopian traditional and contemporary dance. Among other places, she performed with “Beta” in Ethiopia where she was invited to teach workshops in the Ethiopian National Theater. She performed in 2018 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and taught dance workshops in the USA. Dege works also as a dance teacher for empowering women and young girls in the Ethiopian community.

Studio Israel is an online conversation series that looks at Israeli culture and diversity through the lens of contemporary Israeli artists and creatives. Chaired by Caron Tabb. Studio Israel is a partnership among Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Jewish Arts Collaborative, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and the Vilna Shul, and is made possible by generous support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

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The Studio Israel conversation series was inaugurated in the fall of 2020, in partnership with the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. This peer-led series invites audiences to join leading artists, academics, and community leaders for a panoramic journey through the landscape of Israeli art, dance, food, fashion, and more, that investigates the diversity and nuance of Israel’s variegated social, cultural, and political aspects through the lens of the arts.

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