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Saturday, March 13 - Harkada and Flash Festival

Sunday, March 14 - Festival Flashback

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The Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston

March 13th-14th 2021

An annual showcase of Jewish and Israeli dance from troupes around the world

VeShuv Itchem! Together Again!

Although this year's Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston will be different, we will still be together Festival weekend. Our theme is VeShuv Itchem - Together Again! The Festival is here and will be here.

Our Festival weekend always includes a free dance party (Harkada), and this year is no exception. On Saturday night, March 13th, our Harkada will start with children's dancing at 6:45 pm led by Nomie Bental. At 7:15 pm, there will be a very special short video dance show. Over 200 dancers, adults and children, are participating in a unique opportunity to dance together. Dancers in Mexico, Israel, Canada and Brazil are joining with dancers from 18 U.S. states to present an exciting short presentation. We can't be onstage together, but we will be together onscreen. Our Harkada will continue at 7:30 pm with dancing programmed by Aaron Bental.

Sunday afternoon, March 14th at 3:00 pm, the Festival continues. Come join us for a Festival Flashback event. We will be showing some of the best from our Festival video vaults. This show, which will run at the same time as our live event would have (and will again in 2022), features performances from 1979 through 2000. This is your chance to eat, drink and talk during the show! Come watch and chat with friends and dancers. There will be horas and debkas, Yemenites and Chassids and much more.

Registration for both events is required but free - click here to register!
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Don't miss this unique opportunity to join dancers from around the world at the 2021 Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston and to be together again! Looking forward to seeing everyone in person next year.

We now have EVERY Festival program on-line, starting with our first festival in 1977.
Find your parents from when they danced back in the old days in the Festival Program Archive.


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  • Tickets may be purchased online, right here in the months prior to the festival.
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  • Volunteer to help us run the show. You'll be involved with the slick behind-the-scenes operation of the Boston Festival.
  • The Festival Idea will help you understand some of the background and history of the Festival.
  • The Festival Committee shows you some of the faces behind the festival.
  • Contact Us if you have any questions about the festival.
Mark your calendars
The 45th Festival will be Sunday, March 27, 2022
The 46th Festival will be Sunday, March 19, 2023
The 47th Festival will be Sunday, March 17, 2024