Exclusive Interview: Sydney Schiff Dance Project On Dry Bones

March 31, 2014 at 2:09 am by

I sat down on Sunday to interview Sydney Schiff, artistic director of Sydney Schiff Dance Project, to talk about her company’s latest piece, Dry Bones: Resurrection of the Living. We hope you enjoy this audio interview! (New format… our web presence is in a re-structuring process; let us know what you think!) Sydney Schiff Dance Project […]

Middle-Earth Midrash (part four)

December 29, 2013 at 12:00 am by

Continued from here, here, and here. “Quite a little fellow in a wide world”: Smallness, Significance, and Finding Balance  The Hobbit ends, in some sense, where it began: in Bilbo’s comfortable hole in the Shire. Bilbo, Gandalf, and Balin are enjoying the simple pleasures of a tobacco jar and each other’s company. Hearing of the […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ball and Chain by ChEckiT!Dance at Oholiav event

October 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm by

On October 11, ChEckiT!Dance performed the original piece “Ball and Chain” during Oholiav’s first event–the opening of the Text/Context exhibit at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center*.  In the piece, choreographer Allison Brzezinski interprets the Shabbat blessing Eshet Chayil, a woman of valor, which tells of an ideal Jewish woman, and puts an interesting historical spin […]