Dance of a Lifetime in a Lifetime of Dance

At 99-years-old Ida Arbeit it preparing for her next performance onstage with the intergenerational Kairos Dance Theater for “Dancing With Ida,” a show based on her New York dancing experiences.  Arbeit was a professional dancer for 12 years with Helen Tamiris, one of the pioneers of modern dance.  She quit dancing to raise her family and teach music to children, but is back on stage and performing with people of all ages.  Arbeit has shared her numerous moves and stories from her adventures and experiences performing over the years.   

StarTribune.com, June 7, 2009
 
Written By: Warren Wolfe