Showing posts with label 14TH STREET Y. Show all posts
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HANNA AND THE MOONLIT DRESS @ 14TH STREET Y

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress




The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress at 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from January 20-February 11, 2018 at 7:30pm. Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.14streety.org/hanna. For more information, visit www.themoonlitdress.com.



Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is back in NYC to kick off the New Year following the first North American tour, making stops in Houston, Baltimore, Toronto and Detroit.



Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit.



Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her...



"Based on Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el's classic tale, this interactive musical tells the story of a young girl who helps a coal miner and ends up with black spots all over her new Shabbat dress (a gift from her mother). Little does she know she'll be rewarded for her kindness." - Time Out New York



Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is a delightful musical revealing the mysterious power of good deeds. Developed at the 14th Street Y and LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, Hanna's story brings new Jewish / Israeli culture to life.



This magical interactive journey with beautiful special effects, live music, and set created by the audience transports children into Hanna's enchanted world. Recommended for ages 2-8. (15 minute workshop and 40 minutes show with no intermission)



The cast features Case Watson, Kate Mullberry, Matt Webster, Hannah Seusy, and Jordan Silver. Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit, with musical direction by Emily Erikson; music by Rafi Ben-Moshe and Yoav Gal; music arrangement by Uri Scharlin; book adaptation, translation and lyrics by Gina Bonati and Ronit Muszkatblit; set and costumes by Yoav Gal; and Lighting Design by Josh Benghiat and Kryssy Wright.



LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BRYN COHN AND ARTISTS & FLEA DANCE EXTRAORDINARY

If You Sink



Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A) and Artists & Fleas present DANCE EXTRAORDINARY at Artists & Fleas, 568 Broadway, NYC, on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 7pm. Tickets are $35 ($12 for Artists).



For one night only, join BC + A and Artists & Fleas for a unique site - specific collaboration featuring dance, art + fashion like you've never seen before! We invite you to take part in this EXTRAORDINARY evening of creative partnership and community that will benefit BC + A's first repertory show The Art of Loss, premiering February 16 - 18, 2018 at The 14th Street Y and upcoming touring initiatives. DANCE EXTRAORDINARY will include immersive movement installations and live performances from BC + A, a silent auction, music, dancing, cocktails and light fare, shopping + some surprises! Celebrate our 2017 success + support our ambitious goals for 2018!



The Art of Loss isa collection of notable works from 2012-2017 that expose the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure. The evening will include the World Premiere of a brand new politically-inspired work, A Perfect Union, which addresses the current sociopolitical climate in our world through the lenses of race, gender, sexuality, terrorism, activism, hierarchical structures and humanitarian effort. In her first-ever musical composition, Cohn has designed a mash-up score sourced from inaugural and political speeches by Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, $15 for children ages 12 and under) and are available at www.14streety.org/theartofloss.



ABOUT BRYN COHN + ARTISTS



Founded in 2011, Bryn Cohn + Artists is a New York-based contemporary dance company comprised of unique collaborative artists from diverse backgrounds. BC + A has been met with critical acclaim amongst artists, press and audiences throughout New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.



Described as "groundbreaking, primal, surreal and supernatural," (Brooklyn Buzz) the company has been presented in premiere venues throughout the country including Danspace Project in St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Bryant Park, Gibney Dance, Rutgers University, 14th Street Y, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Judson Memorial Church, 92nd Street Y, The Martha Graham Theater, The Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Abrons Arts Center, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan Movement and Arts, Triskelion Arts, Salvatore Capezio Theater and John Ryan Theater among others.



BC + A has gained notable recognition for their educational and charitable initiatives within communities and organizations across the country. The company has brought their teaching programs to institutions including California Institute of the Arts, Cornish College of the Arts, Velocity Dance Center, Nazareth College, Rutgers University and Chop Shop Dance Festival. BC + A holds biannual master workshops at Peridance Capezio Center. The company annually collaborates on site - specific immersive experiences with art galleries and fashion organizations including Artists & Fleas, Tribeca Art Night, Foley Gallery, Castle Fitzjohns and Bene Rialto as a means of making dance more accessible within the public sphere.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

HANNA AND THE MOONLIT DRESS @ 14TH STREET Y

Case Watson




The Theater at the 14th Street Y presents Hanna and the Moonlit Dress as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from December 2-18, 2016 at 7:30pm. Performances: Fridays at 4pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 10am and noon. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children, $35 for family (maximum of five members), and are available at www.14streety.org/tickets.


Hanna and the Moonlit Dress, based on Izhak Scheiger-Dmi'el's book and adapted for the stage by Ronit Muszkatblit and Yoav Gal, is a magical, interactive musical for children about the power of a good deed. Directed by Ronit Muszkatblit. Hanna is played by Case Watson and the Mother is played by Kate Mulberry. The Music Director is Peter Hodgson.


Young Hannah'le just wanted to help the coal miner carry his heavy sack of coal from the forest, but now--Oh No! Her new white dress is stained with black spots! How can Hanna go to dinner now? Won't Mama be upset? Perhaps the moon will come to Hanna's rescue with its magical light. Join Hanna and her friends, including Edna the cow, Zuzzi the dog, the Coalman and the Moon, in an interactive musical theater experience for children ages 2-8. Hanna helps a stranger, and in the process accidentally dirties her white dress, newly sewn by her mother for Shabbat. Her distress is relieved, however, when she discovers the magic of a good deed.


Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors. The show is 50 minutes with no intermission.


'We want the children to learn that if you put out positive energy or a positive action, something good will come back to you. It's a simple story, this cycle, were the goodness that [Hanna] gives to the old man, comes back to her through the moon. It's a simple message, and there's the emphasis on play and draw, and that's why everything is made out of paper, to show that we can create a world, and a play, and a set, just from paper and glue and a black pen. Hanna does a good deed, and something good comes to her, and she shares it with her mom, and they spend time together. It really, for me, that sense of time together more than the religious thing. And it's good that you have a marker, one day a week for rest. If it's not a Saturday, if it's a Wednesday, I don't care. Take time for each-other," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Director of Hanna and Artistic Director of the 14th Street Y.


"With their creativity and spirit, children have the power to remake the world."
- The Jewish Week


About 14th Street Y



The 14th Street Y is a thriving and dynamic community center located in the heart of the East Village. Our members have access to over 50 fitness classes per week, lap and family swim times, childcare, pick-up games in our basketball gymnasium and a fitness center filled with a full range of cardio and weight equipment. Membership at the Y also gives you access to arts and culture programming, well as early registration and discounts on all Y classes and programs like camps, preschool, and Two by Two.

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at: www.14streety.org/tickets.



Photo Courtesy of: 14th Street Y / Basil Rodericks