LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
announces LABAlive II
an evening of innovative new music and
Yonatan Gutfeld, Marques Hollie, and Mariano Wainsztein
with teachings from Tablet Magazine's Liel Leibovitz
LIFE + DEATH
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
at the 14th Stree... [ + ]t Y
"Of all the questions that had troubled mankind through the ages, two stand alone: What is the meaning of life? And what happens when we die?"
- LABA Lead Teacher Liel Leibovitz
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y is the premiere incubator for Jewish art and culture inspired by classic Jewish texts. Each year, LABA fellows study text in a non-religious, open-minded setting based on a theme-this year, LIFE + DEATH. Fellows create art, literature, music and theater that explores the universal themes they encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.
LABAlive II is the second 2019 celebration of groundbreaking, genre breaking, and heartbreaking Jewish culture based on the theme of LIFE + DEATH. LABAlive II is an evening of music, performance, text, and wine on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, NY 10003. Tickets available now at www.14streety.org/tickets.
The evening features work by LABA Fellows Yonatan Gutfeld, Marques Hollie, and Mariano Wainsztein, with textual exegesis from LABA Lead Teacher Liel Leibovitz.
In Exile Even in His Room
Gutfeld is a Jerusalem-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter. Gutfeld will perform from his haunting song cycle based on the late work of renowned Israeli poet Ori Bernstein.
Go Down, Moshe
Set during a Passover Seder at an Underground Railroad station, Go Down, Moshe re-interprets the maggid, the telling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt, through the memory, music, words, and imagery of formerly enslaved African-Americans.
The Ivankas Live
The Ivankas, the infamous Israeli rock band, performs from their blistering forthcoming album, "A Matter of Life and Death."
LABA Teacher (MC and Lead Teacher)
Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet magazine, and hosts of Unorthodox, the popular podcast. He is the author of several books, most recently, A Broken Hallelujah: Rock n' Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen.
For more information, visit www.labajournal.com.
Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available atwww.14streety.org/tickets.
About LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture
At the core of LABA's mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.
The Theater at the 14th Street Y co-presents the world premiere of /we¯/
MICHIYAYA Dance's newest multimedia dance work
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4:00pm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y c... [ + ]o-presents the world premiere of /we¯/ featuring MICHIYAYA Dance on Thursday April 25, at 7:30 pm, Friday April 26, at 8:00 pm, Saturday April 27, at 7:30 pm, Sunday April 28, at 4:00 pm.
/we¯/ is a collective study on gender identity through a femme-identifying lens that rids the binary, embraces the inner self and builds without walls. States of transcendence, embodiment, neutrality and autonomy are explored as MICHIYAYA Dance interweaves thoughts, memories, and dreams.
Choreographed by co-artistic director Anya Clarke with visual and contextual design by co-artistic director Mitsuko Verdery, /we¯/ features the full company of six femme-identifying dance artists: Belinda Adam, Breeanah Breeden, Stephanie Carlos, Nu´ria Martin Fandos, Hannah Seiden, Alexandra Wood, with live sound by performance duo slowdanger. /we¯/ also features lighting design by Alejandro Fajardo and projection design by Jess Medenbach.
"/we¯/ presents journeys through challenging binaries, as the dancers explore queer magic, sexuality, taboo, instinct, intuition and prejudice in the face of social norms," Julieta Varela (Medium). "The dancers, the innovative staging, the complex issues tackled with grace-they all combine to produce work that is provocative and deeply felt," wrote Mary Kaye-Schilling.
/we¯/ will premiere at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003) on:
Wednesday April 24th: 7:30 PM - invitation-only dress rehearsal
Thursday April 25th: 7:30 PM - with pre-performance reception at 6:00 pm
Friday April 26th: 8:00 PM
Saturday April 27th: 7:30 PM
Sunday April 28th: 4:00 PM - with post-show discussion
/we¯/ is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC.
About MICHIYAYA Dance
MICHIYAYA Dance is a femme-identifying contemporary dance theater company, co-founded by Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery. Clarke and Verdery are an award-winning, multimedia duo from New York City that synthesize dance and visual art. Their work has been featured by: Yale University, Vice i-D, Brooklyn Museum, THINX, Andy Warhol Museum, Baruch Performing Arts Center, and more. MICHIYAYA Dance has received recognition from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Opportunity Fund, and the International REVERBdance Festival. To find out more about /we¯/ visit michiyayadance.org/we-world-premiere or email us at [email protected]
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