Book presentation: Gaby Aldor “Wie tanzt nun ein Kamel?
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 13:00
![/sites/default/files/old/2219.png:left]("Book presentation: Gaby Aldor “Wie tanzt nun ein Kamel?" "Book presentation: Gaby Aldor “Wie tanzt nun ein Kamel?")**"Die Geschichte der Ornstein-Familie und die Erfindung des modernen israelischen Tanztheaters"** In June 1920 Jacques Ornstein, an admirer of Theodor Herzl and former officer in World War I, disembarked in Jaffa and wrote to his family: “Come, this is paradise.” Thus began the story of three dancers, Margalit and her twin daughters Jehudit and Shoshana, who emigrated in 1921 from Vienna to the Promised Land and established modern dance there. It is also the story of Jacques, one of the first Bauhaus architects in Palestine, who designed the first theater in Tel Aviv. In this family biography Gaby Aldor also tells the story of women and artists in a new country, whose democratic spirit they helped to nurture. **Gaby Aldor** is granddaughter of Margalit and the daughter of Shoshana Orenstein. She is co director and ensemble member of the Arab-Hebrew Theatre in Jaffa, which has set itself the task of bringing together Arab and Jewish artists and developing a joint artistic language. Her productions have won several awards. She also works as a reviewer, journalist, and writer, particularly about dance. ALDOR, Gaby: Wie tanzt nun ein Kamel?. Die Geschichte der Ornstein-Familie und die Erfindung des modernen israelischen Tanztheaters. 208 pages, soft cover; €24.90; ISBN: 978385476-368-0. Free admission _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_