Rachel Linsky has found a new way to keep the history and the story of the Holocaust alive through dance…one step at a time. Using stories from survivors, Rachel choreographs and performs their stories. Her dancers come from all backgrounds and religions and their own interpretation is incorporated in the dance.
‘We hold this history of the Holocaust and the importance of keeping it alive. But if we all remain in our own community bubbles, studying only our histories how can we learn and keep the histories alive?’
A Boston-based contemporary dance artist, Rachel holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography and a B.A. in Arts Administration from Elon University. Rachel directs and choreographs ZACHOR (Remember), an ongoing project series. The series preserves the words of Holocaust survivors through dance. She named it ZACHOR because this endeavor requires action.
Rachel is currently a dancer with KAIROS Dance Theater and The Click Boston. She is on the teaching faculty at Koltun Ballet Boston, Broadway Bound Dance Center, and Urbanity Dance.