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Dance and Identity: An Intersectional Presentation and Panel

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:30 pm

An evening exploring the creative expression and intersectional identity with premier dancers and choreographers from around the country.

Presented as part of the Queer Jewish Arts Festival, a series of programs celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories and experiences through film, theater, music, and literature. 

About the Artists:

Hadar Ahuvia is a multidisciplinary artist working in conversation with her Ashkenazi Jewish lineage, through song dance and text toward a radical Diasporism. Raised in Israel/Palestine and the US/Turtle Island, Ahuvia’s work has been supported by Movement Research, Baryshnikov Art Center, Yaddo, New Music USA, the Brooklyn Arts Council, and has been presented by NYLA/DTW, the 14th St. Y., Art Stations Foundations, Danspace Project, and Gibney Dance. 

Timoth David Copney is a classically trained dancer, and a veteran of several Equity tours, including Annie Get Your Gun (Florence Henderson Tour), Applause (Alexis Smith Tour), Music Man (Peter Marshall/Lee Meriwether Tour), and My Fair Lady (Hans Conreid/Gaylea Byrne Tour.) He was a featured dancer on the Canadian network CTV on the Julie Amato Show, performing with guest stars such as Eartha Kitt, Georgia Engle, Liz Torres, Frank Gorshin, Dick Shawn, and many others. He has worked on more than 45 productions in the Baltimore area as a dancer, director, choreographer, singer, and actor. Current Board Chair Baltimore Playwright Festival. Past Artistic Director of Liberty Showcase Theatre. Former Vice President Baltimore Theatre Alliance, and is a member of the Bolton Street Synagogue congregation.

Adam W. McKinney is co-founder and co-director of DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization committed to healing through the arts and dialogue. He is a former member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet Company. He holds a B.F.A. with high honors in Dance Performance from Butler University and an M.A. in Dance Studies with concentrations in Race and Trauma theories from NYU-Gallatin. McKinney is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

Jesse Zaritt's work engages drawing as dancing - a visual and physical practice linked to dreaming, drafting, and materializing futures. A series of solo works made between 2008 and 2019 interrogate attachments to Jewish ritual and community, seeking to queer dominant paradigms of familial/national belonging, religion, gender and sexuality. Zaritt currently works in creative dialogue with Sara Shelton Mann.

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