Monday, Memorial Day,

May 30, 2022,

2:00 p.m.

 

“The Dancing Room” – a Jewish Dance Event with Yehuda Hyman and Michael Leibenluft

If you do not have any plans for Memorial Day yet, and would like to meet visiting artists from New York and Los Angeles, join “The Dancing Room”: Excerpts and a Conversation with Yehuda Hyman (writer and performer) and Michael Leibenluft (director). Playwright/Actor/Dancer Yehuda Hyman’s new solo show, “The Dancing Room”, is a theatre/dance performance weaving Jewish mysticism and memoir to illuminate the transcendent power of dance through a Jewish lens. “The Dancing Room” is directed by Obie-Award winning artist, Michael Leibluft. Yehuda weaves Hasidic dance steps his Polish father taught him, a tale about his teenage obsession with Nijinsky, and a corporeal body interpretation of text from the Zohar. Please find short biographies of the artists below and feel free to learn more about them from these articles and videos: 
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Where: An outdoor venue. Address is provided upon registration.

 

Tickets:  $15 for early bird admission (ends on May 15), and $25 for regular admission. Wine and nosh included in ticket price.

Yehuda Hyman is an LA-based dancer, writer, choreographer, actor and the artistic director of Mystical Feet Company. He was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents from Poland and Russia. Original plays include “The Mad Dancers”, “Center of the Star”, “The Mad 7” and “The Mar Vista”. His work has been produced at theaters including McCarter Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, San Diego Repertory, Cornerstone Theater of Los Angeles, Theater J, and Mixed Blood. He choreographed Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” at the Guthrie Theater. His many honors include the Kennedy Center New American Plays Award, the NEA/TCG Playwright-in Residence Grant, Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis Jerome Fellowship and LABA Fellow/14th St Y. Among many other publications, his article “Dancing On Smoke” was published by Oxford Press in the anthology, “The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance.”

Michael Leibenluft is an Obie Award-winning theater and film director and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Directing credits include “I’ll Never Love Again” (a chamber piece) by Clare Barron at the Bushwick Starr (Obie Award for Direction, 2016; NYT and Time Out Critics’ Picks), “June is the First Fall” by Yilong Liu with Yangtze Rep, “Salesman之死” by Jeremy Tiang, “How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel with Drum Tower West Theater in Beijing, and other projects with NYTW, LMCC, The Civilians, The Flea Theater, EST, and NYU/Tisch. Film projects include the docuseries “How to Have Sex in a Pandemic.” Michael is the founder of Gung Ho Projects, a multilingual platform for  cultural exchange through performance and education. Please see www.leibenluft.com or www.gunghoprojects.com for more info.