Archive for October, 2011

Judith Berkson Preview Performance

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

“Vor an Sicht” is a preview of Judith Berkson’s forthcoming Six Points project, an opera about Salomon Sulzer. Sulzer was Vienna’s chief cantor during the 19th century who radically changed synagogue music to include organ, harmony and choir; conventions of the European church. Sulzer’s influence, starting in 1826 at the newly built Stadttempel in Vienna, had wide repercussions. His friendship with Franz Schubert, whom Sulzer commissioned to write a piece for the temple, developed during this period of religious tolerance, while Sulzer’s reforms and pluralism became a lightning rod across central Europe. His reforms ultimately gained wide popularity in Jewish centers across Europe with a group of outside admirers that included Liszt, Emperor Franz Joseph, Meyerbeer and Schumann. The story is about religion’s changing role in the age of enlightenment and romanticism and how music and art were used to fulfill ideals.

The performance will be solo arrangements from the larger work for voice, organ, drum machine and samples.

Part of the Vital Vox Vocal Festival.

Sylvan Oswald reviewed in New York Times

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Saar Harari speaks at Fall for Dance

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This Friday October 28, Wendy Perron, the Editor and Chief of Dance Magazine, will lead a discussion delving into the Diaspora of Israeli Dance. Panelists include Zvi Gotheiner, Saar Harari, Neta Pulvermacher, and Noa Wertheim. The panel will explore the many ways that the Israeli aesthetic is influencing dance internationally and how it has impacted these choreographers. This free panel will take place from 6:30-7:30PM.

The Fall for Dance Festival offers two free and open to the public pre-performance discussions as part of DanceTalk, a series of panels that explore a variety of aspects of Fall for Dance programming. Internationally renowned choreographers and dancers discuss relevant topics moderated by dance experts in an intimate studio setting.

Sylvan Oswald New York Times Review

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Congrats to NYC Fellow Sylvan Oswald on a New York Times review! Sylvan’s new play, Nightlands, is currently at HERE Arts Center through October 29th. Tickets still available.

Congrats Sylvan!

Sylvan Oswald’s Nightlands in NYC

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

From under her auburn beehive wig, Netta Klein dreams of a life beyond Northeast Philadelphia routine. Down on Columbia Avenue, the stars talk and we listen… Ivy Silver’s your host on community-access radio. It’s August, 1964. And the sparks that fly between two women are about to ignite an entire city. New Georges kicks off its 20th anniversary season with Sylvan Oswald’s brand-new play! Come get lost in the nightlands with us…

Visit Sylvan’s website for more information, or read about the production here.
October 5-29, 8:30pm.
Tickets are on sale now.

Six Points featured in Slingshot Guide

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

We are excited to be included in this year’s Slingshot guide! Slingshot, A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation, is an annual compilation of the 50 most inspiring and innovative organizations, projects, and programs in the North American Jewish community today. This is our fourth consecutive year being featured in Slingshot, and we are proud to be counted in such tremendous company. The Slingshot guide is available here as a PDF download.

Hadassa Goldvicht’s Songs for the Peacemaker in Philadelphia

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The exhibition, titled “Songs for the Peacemaker” acts as a meeting point of many of the themes Hadassa has worked with in the past few years. In her current work, Hadassa uses different forms of translation to negotiate with the limitations of language, as well as formulating a complex comment on the artist’s political role.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website.

Dan Fishback’s thirtynothing

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

In his new solo performance, thirtynothing, Dan Fishback juxtaposes tales from the terrifying dawn of the AIDS epidemic with stories from his own more innocent childhood in those same years. As he unearths forgotten work by gay artists who died in the 80s and 90s, Fishback weaves stories from his own life through stories from theirs. Searching for role models and father figures amongst artists like Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, David B. Feinberg, Essex Hemphill and many more, Fishback interacts with their work, dramatizing the generation gap between older and younger gay men. With insight, wit, and his characteristic dark, neurotic humor, Fishback tears open issues of sexual intimacy, mass death and cultural memory, creating an abstract theatrical landscape where the living and the dead can co-mingle and collaborate.

Fridays and Saturdays
September 30 & October 1 at 7:30pm
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 9:30pm
Click here for tickets ($15 in advance, $18 at the door).

The run will also include a series of Sunday events. More information about these events can be found here.

For further information about the performance, please the Dixon Place website.

Will Deutsch’s work at USC

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Check out Will’s drawings on view through November 10th as part of The World is a Room at the USC Hillel Art Gallery.

For more information, visit the USC Hillel website.

Jonas N.T. Becker in two shows on two coasts!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Becker is part of a group show called Vertigo at LA Art Mart (12th Floor), with an opening event at 7pm. Also on October 21, Becker’s work is part of InLight Richmond, a public exhibition of light-based art at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA.