Cartoon Music, Yiddish-Jazz Style

11/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

She was a devilishly curvy flapper who favored low-cut dresses with short skirts, and hot jazz tunes. He was an old salt with massive tattooed forearms, a taste for greens and a penchant for over-the-top violence. But they seldom met, until now.

The “Fleischerei” group consists of Joe Fiedler, left, Sarah Stiles and Gary Lucas.  Photo collage by Caroline Conejero

Leaning On His Dancers

In his new work at BAM, Batsheva’s Ohad Naharin doesn’t separate his choreography from his troupe’s interpretation.

11/03/2014 - 19:00
Culture Editor

Celebrating its 50th season, Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company returns to BAM next week to present “Sadeh 21,” along with a master class — already sold out — and a talk by the company’s artistic director, Ohad Naharin.

Batsheva Dance Company. Gadi Dagon

The Jewish King Lear: Thoughts on BAM

I saw BAM's staging of "King Lear" this weekend and thought this blog would be about the titular role.  Lear is the play's cynosure, but Shakespeare spreads his talents liberally--no character goes without his quotient of richly rendered language or keen moral insight.  Even the immortal lines of the play's chief villain, Edmund, have just as much truth as anything mouthed by Lear:

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