On May 12, DNAWORKS premiered its sold-out performance of
at the JCC in Manhattan.
In Hebrew, HaMapah / המפה means “the tablecloth” or “the map." HaMapah / המפה weaves contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In HaMapah / המפה, McKinney explores issues of culture, self-hood, and community.
DNAWORKS is in the process of scheduling HaMapah / המפה tour dates
in Santa Fe, NYC, and Boston in 2011!
Contact Jeremy Karafin, DNAWORKS Program Associate to bring HaMapah/המפה and other DNAWORKS programs to your community!
Audience responses to the performance of HaMapah/המפה:
"It was a really beautiful piece last night! The dance and multi-media were just superb!"
-- Josh Dorf
"I was so moved by the performance and the follow up last night...this was so amazingly beautiful, creative, executed and magnificent that I am lost for words."
-- Bonnie Dimun, Executive Director Museum at Eldridge Street
"I think that your work is about looking within, and connecting with our body-houses, so that we can appreciate our ancestry. You are creating a pathway for people to understand how to reconnect with themselves...you provide possibility to a richer experience of one's own life...Societies can be changed this way for the better."
-- Anne Hamilton, Founder, Hamilton Dramaturgy