For over 30 years, our Israeli dance performing groups have represented the Jewish community at interfaith and multi-cultural events at venues including Trafalgar Square and the Royal Albert Hall as well as entertaining at Simcha's and celebrations held by the Jewish community.

Colourful and vibrant programmes reflect the different influences that make up the Israeli cultural mosaic: Chassidic and Shtetl, Oriental, Arab, Druze and Armenian, as well as reflecting modern Israeli themes.

We welcome talented dancers, male and female, young and not so young, to our groups.

ORANIM (ages 18-35)

What better way to display the spirit of modern Israel – its liveliness, its unique mix of culture and its longing for peace – than through Israeli dance.

 

ORANIM is the premiere Israeli dance performing troupe in the UK and offers a vibrant performance of colourful dance and music reflecting the different influences which make up the Israeli cultural mosaic – Chassidic dance from eastern Europe; oriental dances from the Yemen and minority Arab, Druze and Armenian cultures; dances of the Pioneers, and others reflecting modern Israeli themes, the beauty of the land and the joy of youth.

ORANIM, formed in London in January 1979 has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Roundhouse, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the House of Commons, Alexandra Palace, The Victoria and Albert museum, the World Travel Market, Community events organised by minority communities in London, the Mayor’s Big Dance Day in Trafalgar Square, Simcha in the Square, and the British Library as well as representing the UK at the Karmiel Dance Festival in Northern Israel.

 

It also undertakes many performances for the Jewish community and for weddings, Bar & Bat-mitzvah parties.

 

The troupe aims to engender in its audiences a love for Jewish and Israeli dance that knows no boundaries of politics, religion, race or culture.

 

ORANIM’s programme has been created by leading dance choreographers from Israel. It includes the following:

Veshuv Itchem (Hora dance)

Hora Yam (Hora of the Sea)

Kova Shel Kash ( Straw Hat Dance)

Miryam Haenviya (Miriam the Pophetess) -Tambourine Dance

Fiddler on the Roof

Lach Yerushalayim (To you Jerusalem)

Tnuat Hanoar (Dances celebrating Youth)

Et Dodim Kala

Ahava Hayeshana ( Dance for Two)

Simchat Neurim

ORANIM’s performances are often accompanied by community dancing to involve the whole audience or guests at a Simcha.

 

If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:

 

Please call:  +44 (0) 208 209 3155

 

Or email: info@idi.org.uk

ALONIM (age 35+)

Alonim is our dance performing troupe for the over 35’s. Their repertoire includes:

Hora Or (Hora of Light)

Shdemati (dance of the land)

Lo Lakachti Lalev (Gypsy dance)

Taverna (Greek dance)

Brachot Lehavdala (Shabbat dance)

Shuvi Harmonica

Debka

Galbi

The group meets on Wednesdays in Temple Fortune from 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm

If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:

 

Please call:  +44 (0) 208 209 3155

 

Or email: info@idi.org.uk

NITZANIM (ages 12-18/School years 7-13)

Nitzanim is IDI’s youth performing troupe. They have performed at Simcha's at Trafalgar Square, at events for the Greek and Turkish communities in London and at the British Library, as well as at Jewish community events and the IDI Children’s Dance Festival and Rikudiya.

Their repertoire includes:

Goral Echad

Rokdim Yechefim (They danced with bare feet)

Haperach Begani (Flower in the Garden)

Shir (Let’s Sing)

Debka Oud - Oriental dance

Oleh Oleh!

Adama Veshamayim (Heaven & Earth)

Ahava Pshuta

Rikud Hashvatim

Abanibi

Membership is open to all those at Secondary school. We will also consider some dancers from year 6 in Primary School

 

Nitzanim meet weekly during term time from 7.00 to 8.15 pm on Mondays in Temple Fortune and on Tuesdays in Mill Hill . 

If you would like to join this group or book it for a performance:

 

Please call:  +44 (0) 208 209 3155

 

Or email: info@idi.org.uk

NEVATIM (ages 9-11/School years 5-6)

 

Nevatim Performing group provides both a grounding a basic Israeli dances andopportunity to develop performance skills. It is open to children aged between 9 and 11 years old who attend primary school years 5 and 6.

Their repertoire includes:

      Kan Noladetti

      Mischakim ( games)

      Hora Medley

Members are expected to graduate to the Nitzanim Youth performing group when they enter year 7.

 

Weekly term time rehearsals are held on Mondays in Temple Fortune and Tuesdays in Mill Hill  from 5.45pm - 7.00pm. If you are interested in your child joining  please contact IDI on +44 (0) 208 209 3155.

 

Lechaye Ha’amazeh ( For you, my country)

Katif - Harvest Dance

Mizmor Laila ( Song of the night)

B'not Yam Tichon (Mediterannean girls )

Biladayich – Without You (my country)

Bat Shlomo

Tefila Bamidbar ( Prayer in the Desert)

Hora !

Sheperdess Dance

 
 
 
 

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