Matti Goldschmidt

Matti Goldschmidt
Dances of Matti Goldschmidt
Song words to dances of Matti Goldschmidt
  About Matti Goldschmidt
Although Matti was born in Graz, Austria, he spent most of his childhood in several cities in West Germany.

He moved to Israel in January 1976 and lived there for about 11 years.

During Matti's first year in Israel he began dancing at Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael under the direction of Moshe Pinkas, continued later on in Haifa (Bentzi Tiram), Be'er Sheva (Yossi Abuhav) and Jerusalem (Eddi Sasson).

In 1979 Matti successfully graduated from the Teachers Seminar in Jerusalem with ulpan leader Bracha Dudai. In Jerusalem he studied Computer Sciences and History of Islamic Countries.

The first regular class Matti taught was in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1988.(That class was taken over by Marcia Trask, who was joined in 1995 by her daughter Yvonne, the present editor of "Rokdim Yechefim".)
After re-settling in Germany in 1989 Matti took over the already existing Monday evening sessions of the local JCC.

3 years later he founded the organization "Israelisches Tanzhaus" in order to promote Israeli Folk Dances not only in Munich, but also all over Germany as well as in Austria and Switzerland. Matti wrote several dozen IFD-related articles, most of them having been published in the German language only (see link below)

His book "The Bible in Israeli Folk Dances" was published in German and English. The book and accompanying CDs have become extremely popular around the world as it is a unique research project.

Matti has created a number of dances, among them "Yam Adonai" and a couple version to "Or ha-Ganuz".
Dances of Matti Goldschmidt Hebrew Version
Matti's IFD articles in German
Buy the book "The Bible in Israeli Folk Dances"
Buy companion CD 1 to the book "The Bible in Israeli Folk Dances"
Buy companion CD2 to the book "The Bible in Israeli Folkdances"
Buy the set - Book and 2 CDs from the series "The Bible in Israeli Folk Dances"

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