BETA Ethiopian-Israeli Dance Troupe Performance

The Little Ethiopia Cultural Resource Center and the Westside Jewish Community Center present the only performance in Los Angeles by the renowned Ethiopian-Israeli dance group BETA!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Westside Jewish Community Center
5870 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Beta Dance Troupe (beta is an Amharic word meaning house) presents a unique program of traditional Ethiopian Jewish dance (mainly “eskesta” – shoulder dancing – an Ethiopian traditional dance) and original contemporary dance based on the culture of Ethiopian Jewry. Dr. Ruth Eshel and dancers went on a joint trip to uncover their community`s treasure of dance-movements, by focusing on their natural language of motion, imagery and history. 
Beta was established in 2005 by Dr. Ruth Eshel who ten years earlier created the Eskesta Dance Theater – composed of students of Ethiopian origin studying at the university of Haifa. The group is composed of 8-10 dancers living in the Haifa vicinity. Beyond its artistic goals, Beta has a strong commitment to Neve Yoseph, a large, underprivileged community near Haifa populated by Jews from the Diaspora, with a sizable number of new and old immigrants of Ethiopian descent. Beta has established its home and school in Neve Yosef and is fostering young Ethiopian talent. 
The Beta Dance Troupe has appeared in both in Israel and abroad to enthusiastic

The Ethiopian Israeli Dance Company will be holding their only performance in LA! Come enjoy a night of traditional and contemporary Ethiopian dance by excellent performers.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the Little Ethiopia Cultural Resource Center at 1241 Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90019.

If you are interested, please email us at and we can reserve tickets for you. Otherwise, tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10.

For more about the dance group, please visit

Cost : $10

For more information please contact:

LECRCTel: 323-936-0907

Sponsor(s): , The Little Ethiopia Cultural Resource Center, the West side Jewish Community Center