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Soul to Soul : Close Up - Zalmen Mlotek

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Zalmen Mlotek (Artistic Director) has been the force behind the Folksbiene's revitalization for the past 12 years. He introduced the idea of supertitles for all performances, now in Russian and English, making our shows and concerts totally accessible. He has instituted children's shows, staged readings and outreach groups that now present Yiddish theater (all with supertitles) to communities around the metropolitan area and throughout the United States. As a leading figure and an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theatre music, he has brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway and Off- Broadway stages and venues worldwide. He served as musical director for Those Were The Days, the first Bilingual musical to be nominated for two Tony Awards. He was musical director and co-creator of Shlemiel The First, The Golden Land, On Second Avenue and others. His formal musical training was as a conductor at the Julliard School and Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein. Zalmen Mlotek tours the country with an entertaining musical lecture about the Yiddish theatre with songs and pictures performed from the piano. For more information, please go to www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org Video Created By: Brenner Media Labs www.brennermedialabs.com
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