INTIMATE EVENINGS SERIES
Judaism in the Arts from 1912 to 2012
For its 2012 season, 360 Dance Company is reconstructing a trio by well-known Jewish choreographer Pauline Koner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth and celebrate her immense contribution to the history and development of American modern dance. "The Shining Dark," choreographed in 1956, depicts the story of Helen Keller, set to a compelling score by Leon Kirchner. 360 has worked with Evelyn Shepard, Ms. Koner's former dancer and director of her legacy, as well as C.C. Connor and the Limón Dance Foundation, to resurrect from the archives and reconstruct this beautiful work on a 21st century stage. This reconstruction process has led 360 to realize that not only do we need to celebrate Jewish artists from the last century who have helped shape the current state of modern dance, but also the artists of today who bring Jewish tradition to the modern stage in new and diverse mediums.
Please join us for an intimate evening featuring excerpts from Ms. Koner's work performed by 360 with introductions by 360 Artistic Director Martin Lofsnes and Evelyn Shepard; a performance by Shira Ginsburg, creator and performer of the musical show "Bubby's Kitchen" and Cantor of East End Temple; and a performance by Jeremiah Lockwood, guitarist, singer, composer, and band leader of The Sway Machinery. The evening will raise funds to support 360's recreation and performance of Ms. Koner's work.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 • 7-9:30pm
East End Temple • 245 East 17th Street between 2nd and 3rd Ave.
• Entry is $50 and includes light refreshments. Please click below to purchase your tickets: