Posted: Tue, 10/13/2015 - 16:48 | Posted by: Susan Reimer-Torn | Well Versed
From “Vertigo:A Night of Movement and Conversation.” Photo credit: Koon

It all begins with a circular movement as the dancers' heads, torsos, then whole bodies spiral. The fluid movements seem to arise from within, reminiscent of the ocean's motion in their crescendo and dip. The short excerpt from the Israeli company Vertigo's "Birth of the Phoenix" is born on the breath, so much so, that when founder/choreographer Noa Wertheim, appears alone on stage to address the audience, she invites the onlookers to breathe along with her.

Posted: Mon, 10/12/2015 - 13:07 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
A scene from “Letters to Sala.” Michael Priest Photography

If this were a tweet:  “Letters to Sala” is an extraordinary adaptation and a compelling evening of theater. Don’t miss it. The run ends October 18.

Posted: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 00:18 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Daniel Cainer

Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 17:23 | Posted by: Emily Snyder | Well Versed
Alexis Fishman in "Club Gelbe Stern: Berlin’s Last Starlit Night." Photo courtesy Hunter Canning

Amidst the clink of cutlery and the gentle murmur of strangers cheerfully bumping elbows in the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street, a striking woman rushes in, checks her face in the mirror—a little bruised, but still strong—and then brazenly takes the stage.

Posted: Mon, 09/21/2015 - 16:44 | Posted by: Gloria Kestenbaum | Well Versed
Alex Mendoza, Untitled, from the series “Time and Place,” 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

Remembrance is always part of the Jewish consciousness; our calendar is linked throughout the year to events long past, to ancient rites, to ancient wrongs and to how our ancestors either succeeded or failed in their observance or existence. The High Holidays, though, are not only about remembrance; they are also about forgiving and forgetting — about conjuring up the past year, weighing the good and bad, of others perhaps, but especially of our selves, of letting go and hoping that our sins and misdemeanors of omission and commission, are let go as well.

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