Ashley Wood Festival 2013

Patron: Ralph Fiennes Artistic director: Jim Driscoll

"This is what all festivals should be like" (Fyfe Dangerfield)

Brian Lobel with Hora

An experienced counsellor teaches us all to be better Jews through a celebratory folk dance that doesn't quite ring true.


Socialisation is like a folk dance lesson: seemingly innocuous, potentially traumatising, mandatory. Join Brian for an interactive dance lesson that tours the highs and lows childhood religiosity. Using his extensive experience as a certified Israeli folk dance instructor and camp counsellor, Brian will lead you in a celebration of Ruach (meaning spirit), but be warned he may have you questioning your faith. Oh! And be prepared to dance. If you don't, Brian will probably think you're anti-Semitic.