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Published on Oct 15, 2013
Born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, the late Yehudit Arnon (founder of Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company) was a Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp amongst others. Upon the conclusion of the second World War, she made her way to Budapest, Hungary and then in 1948 she arrived to Kibbutz Ga'aton, Israel which till today remains her home.
Small in stature yet exceptionally vibrant, she was the pioneering force and figure in dance within the kibbutz movement. Arnon founded the dance center in Kibbutz Ga'aton and devoted herself and her life to education, dance and community outreach.
Throughout the years, Yehudit Arnon attained international recognition in the field of the performing arts. In June 1997, Arnon received the Distinguished Artist Award of the International Society for the Performing Arts in recognition of her extraordinary contributions of creative talent and inspiration to the world of dance. In 1998 she received the Israel Prize, the country's highest award, for her lifelong achievements in education and the performing arts.
Read more about Yehudit Arnon at: www.kcdc.co.il/en/founder