Erev Ba

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Hebrew: ערב בא ("Evening Comes"). Circle dance by Yo'av Ashriel, 1960.

Ashriel initially showed the dance to Gurit Kadmon and possibly to Tirtza Hodes. They told him that he couldn't teach it as it didn't fit their concept of Israeli dance: the music is more appropriate for a partner dance, the final turn is too difficult for the dancers, and so forth. Ashriel, something of a rebel, ignored their advice and taught it anyway.

The dance is done in many international dance sessions also.

Rivka Sturman also choreographed a dance to this music about the same time. After teaching it a few times she realized that Ashriel's dance was better liked, so she stopped teaching her version. Four years later she put the same steps to the music K'var Acharei Chatsot and called it Machol Shakeyt.

Erev Ba at

Video at Rokdim