03.02.2011 29.Shevat, 5771
Rabeah Murkus founded the first studio for Arab dancers and the first dance study track. The choreographer from Kfar Yassif shares her vision of a new, first generation of Arab dancers in Israel.
On the pale parquet floor of the Rabeah Murkus Dance Studio in Kfar Yassif a few students are warming up to a backdrop of purple walls and a decorated Christmas tree. After Murkus hustles the last of the lingerers in the dressing room, samba music starts coming through the loudspeakers and the lesson in modern dance begins. Couple by couple, the youngsters bound along the length and breadth of the space, energetically carving the air….