Torah in Motion Explore new ways of prayer and storytelling through Torah in Motion. JoAnne Tucker and Susan Freeman, both experienced in dance and Judaic studies, tell the famous stories of the Torah through modern dance. In this book, they explain how they use dance to interpret Torah and creative ideas to consider when doing so. Dance Midrash offers a new and contemporary form of prayer and expression, uniting both young and old in dance and story.
JoAnne Tucker trained at Juilliard and at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Ms. Tucker also has a Ph. D. in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin. She is the artistic director of Avodah Dance Ensemble where her pathfinder work of creating a modern dance company with a Jewish repertoire (and various published studies) has had a ripple effect on other spiritual belief systems.
Susan Freeman was ordained as a Rabbi in 1989 after studying at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She continues her dance training in New York and worked as a principal dancer of Avodah Dance Ensemble in 1988.