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Information: Moshe Eskayo, teacher of Israeli dance.
Moshe Eskayo was the director of Hora Keff and the Sababa weekend seminar. He was a prolific choreographer and was fondly known as the "Debka King." He was owner and director of Eucalyptus International Folk Dance Cafe, and director of the International Folkdance Camp (IFC) in Kent, Connecticut. He taught dance since 1955 until his death.
The Hora Israeli folk dance camp was held in 1979 and 1980 and merged with Summer Dalia in 1981 to become Hora Shalom at Cejwin Camps, which was directed by Moshe Eskayo and Danni Uziel. Hora Shalom camp continued through 1989.
Moshe's wife, Ann, passed away in February of 2011 and Moshe passed away on April 5, 2022.
Moshe produced four LP recordings.
Dances Moshe taught include Ad Or Haboker, Ahava, Ahava Noshana, Al Gemali, Almat Chen, Bakaramim, Bat Arad, Bein Nehar Prat Unehar Hidekel, Bifat Hakfar, Bukra (Hely Meli), Chaki Li (Harkia Hashvie), Chanita, Cotton Shlomo (Cotton Eyed Joe), Dagidi (Tagidi), Debka Allon, Debka Ariel, Debka B'not Hakfar, Debka Chayim I, Debka Chayim II (Ragsat Al-Manadil), Debka Chayim III (Oz Vehadar), Debka Eileen, Debka Gid, Debka Irit, Debka Keff, Debka Larden, Debka Li'el (Zahav), Debka Micha (Micka), Debka Ramot, Debka Simonne (Harvey), Debka Skayo, Debka Ud (Debka Oud), Dror Yikra, Eina'yim Chumot (Adama), El Ali (Debka El Ali), El Chayim Hi, El Ginat Egoz, Elem Ve'Susato, Elu Tziporim, Etz Chayim Hi, Etz Harimon II, Ha'eer Be'afor (Ha'ir Be'afor), Hakorim, Hashir Sheli, Hava Nagila, Hayadata Et Haderech, Hahoshevet Baganim, Holech Uva (Ya Sala'am), Hora Gilad, Hora Keff, Ilu Tziporim, Klum Lo Ya'atzor, Ladino, Lamenatze'ach, Lamenatze'ach Shir Mizmor, Layla Layla, Liat Li Liat (Boom Boom), Livavteenee (Livavtini), Liya (Baishanim), Lo Alecha, Ma Avarech, Machur Al Yevanit, Mila Veod Mila, Na'arah, Na'ama 2, Na'arah, Nitzanim Niru Va'arets, Orcha Bamidbar, Olam Chadash, Ole Ole, Perach Yayin, Pney Malach (Yaldati), Rak Ata (Elokim), Reyach Tapuach (Rei'ach Tapuach), Rikud Eileen, Salach (Mashi'ach Hazaken), Sapari (Bat Teiman), Shalom, Shalom Lach Yaldonet (Shalom Lach Moledet), Shiboley Paz, Shir Hachatuna, Shtey Yonim, Simcha, Simchat He'amel (Hora Simchat He'amel), Simchu-na (Simchu Na), Sisu Et Yerushalayim, Tfilat Michal, Uzi, Yalel Ha'awa, Yedid Nefesh, Ze Hazman Lisloach, and Zingarella.
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