Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre: "Making an Impact: Jewish Choreographers and Contemporary Dance"

Courtesy photo [http://ate9dancecompany.com/danielleagami/]

Historian Rebecca Rossen (author of Dancing Jewish) and Israeli-born choreographer Danielle Agami (artistic director of Ate 9 dANCEcOMPANY) team up to consider the contributions of Jewish choreographers to contemporary dance.

Rossen will discuss how, throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities, tangle with stereotypes, advance social and political agendas, and imagine new possibilities for themselves as individuals, artists and Jews. She will engage Agami in a discussion about her company, choreography and the rising influence of Israeli contemporary dance on American dance, a dialogue that will be illustrated with short excerpts from Ate 9's new work mouth to mouth, which has its Texas premiere for Dance Month.



Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77096


Admission is free.
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