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 identity, culture, self-hood, and community.
In exploring his African, American, and Jewish heritages, McKinney dances the personal and the collective, the local and the global, and the present and the past. HaMapah/המפה invites audiences to consider and envision the possibility of a global Jewish identity.
As part of the program, immediately following the performance, DNAWORKS Co-Directors McKinney
and Banks lead a community dialogue about the audience's relationship to the core ideas of the piece – the personal and the collective, the present and the past.
Conceived and performed by Adam McKinney
Directed by Daniel Banks
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee
Video editing by Pam Traynor
Costume by Irina Kruzhilina