Janice Ross’s book, “Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia,” chronicles the choreographer’s fight against anti-Semitism and the backlash to his dance pieces.
Bill T. Jones’s latest work is set in a 20th-century Europe torn apart by war and racism. It focuses on activism and social responsibility — not surprising given the Tony Award-winning choreographer’s fascination with Jewish themes.
Ze’eva Cohen learned to dance growing up a lonely child in Tel Aviv. Now she looks back at a soaring career as a pioneer of Israeli modern dance in the U.S.