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Jewish Cultural Studies

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CAROLYN DORFMAN DANCE: The Legacy Project: A Dance Of Hope

The Legacy Project: A Dance of Hope

Acclaimed choreographer and storyteller Carolyn Dorfman has created an exultant “dance-theatre” trilogy that connects us through our common human experience. Told through the lens of a child of Holocaust survivors, dances illustrate the devastation, yet inspires hope as immigrants’ journey to a new land that promises new beginnings! Our deepest desires for peace, freedom and family are illuminated in this triumphant work that will make you cry, laugh, think and celebrate the capacity of the human spirit to rise above all circumstance. 

Described by critics as “ingenious” (The Star-Ledger) and “emotionally resonant” (The New York Times), the dances in the Legacy Project bring together Dorfman’s family stories, Jewish history, and a universal struggle for identity. Through this combination, Dorfman inspires in her audience feelings of familiarity and unity, creating dances that serve as metaphors for the greater truths of the human experience, "In her works, visual images become still photographs that capture and freeze certain universal truths...both reflect[ing] and engender[ing] a profound humanity. Because her dances are about people and life experience, often moving from the autobiographical to the universal, they hold immediate appeal" (The New York Times).

About Carolyn Dorfman Dance  Carolyn Dorfman Dance connects life and dance in bold, athletic and dramatic works by Carolyn Dorfman and nationally renowned choreographers.  The company’s ten multi-ethnic and stunning dancers tap their unique talents to present high-energy and technically demanding dance that unleashes the powerful storytelling and imagery of its visionary creator. This distinctive combination takes audiences on intellectual and emotional journeys that ultimately illuminate and celebrate the human experience. This is contemporary dance that moves you to think, feel, laugh, cry and engage. The highly acclaimed ensemble is known for emotional resonance and artistic excellence both in performance and in its interactions with audiences, students and the community. Sharing art and process is the hallmark of this company.  Celebrating 35 years, Carolyn Dorfman Dance continues to impact audiences at major theaters, dance festivals, universities, schools, museums and galleries regionally, nationally and internationally.

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We hope that you can join us for the gallery reception for Jacob Landau and His Circle in the Pollak Gallery adjacent to the theatre from 2:00 pm - 3:30 PM. The reception is free and open to the public. More information about the exhibit is available here.

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Feb 25, 2018

04:00 PM

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