Channel 10 in Israel sent a film crew to the set of Oded Hirsch’s latest project ‘The Tractor.’ The result aired last week on prime-time! Check out the video
For the week of November 13th, featuring groups and artists who use music as a tool for social change, Alicia Jo Rabins‘ song-cycle (and Six Points Project) “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” has been selected by NYC-ARTS as a Top Five Pick! View the full article here.
LABA: House of Study, a beit midrash for culture-makers at the 14th Street Y in New York City, has selected Cohort I Fellow Clare Burson as one of their 2012-2013 Artist Fellows! Every year, the LABA staff selects a group of 10 fellows to partake in a yearlong study of classical Jewish texts centered around a theme. The fellows then interpret these texts in their work which is featured in the bi-monthly online journal and annual year-end festival.
For more info, click here!
Calling The Debate Society “the most beguiling and visually inventive experimental troupe in years,” Time Out New York is doing their part to get the word out about Hannah Bos’ Six Points Project: Blood Play.
Soon, the story spread…Whispers in the basement bars of the homes around the neighborhood. Rumors served at the soda shop. Kids, terrified, telling trembling tales in tents in the backyard. …He’s out there.
Performing at The Bushwick Starr, October 2-27.
Click here for more info, and to get your tickets!
Applications are now open for Asylum: International Jewish Artist Retreat!
If you haven’t already heard, for three days next March, we will be bringing together an international group of sixty multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists to build professional skills, share their work, and explore Jewish themes and ideas. We hope that by doing this, new art and relationships will be fostered that cross national boundaries and artistic mediums.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in participating, click here to read more about the retreat, and how to apply!
We will be accepting applications until October 26th, 2012, so get out those work samples and spread the word!
Cohort I Fellow Saar Harari and Lee Sher have been nominated for a Bessie Award for outstanding emerging choreographer! Formally known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the prizes are named for the influential teacher Bessie Schonberg. The dance world’s equivalent of the Academy Awards will be presented on October 15th, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Read about the nominations here, and find out more about the Bessies here!
LA Fellow Paul Ratner recently penned a post for the Huffington Post’s Culture blog, discussing the challenge he’s faced in putting the story of Solomon Bibo on film. Bibo, or Don Solomono as he came to be called, was a Jewish governor of a Native American tribe in the Wild West era. Apart from the facts of his life, little is known of Bibo as a person.
Read the whole post here, and find out how Paul sifted through the various historical perspectives to craft this fascinating character!
Cohort II Fellow Hadassa Goldvicht and Cohort I Fellow Alina Bliumis (and her husband Jeff) both have their work featured this month, as part of an online art exhibition on Sh’ma.com. The exhibition explores the impact of ‘place’ on the production of culture, and displays the Bliumis’s Language Barrier, and Hadassa’s Honey Shower.
Click here to check it out!
Fellow Jessie Kahnweiler’s Website for ‘Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?’ is up and running!
Visit the site, share and support one of our own!