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LABA Alumni Respond to OTHER: Andy Teirstein

TRANSLUCENT BORDERS By Andy Teirstein Composer Andy Teirstein is a 2014-2015 LABA alumnus. His work, inspired by the rich and diverse folk roots of modern culture, has been described by The New York Times and The Village Voice as “magical,”  “ingenious,” and “superbly crafted.” A student of Leonard Bernstein, Henry Brant, Bruce Saylor...

LABA-BA’s Tova Shvartzman on OTHERNESS

SHIBBOLET Tova Shvartzman for LABA Journal At this very moment I have a concrete experience of the Other. This current Other is the English language. It is not a friendly Other like a neighbor. It is an alien Other. I need to express myself in this foreign tongue to establish connections between creativity and work with...



JOURNEY INTO THE NIGHT WITH LABA May 30

Experience, study, dance, laugh and cry with LABA fellows, alum and collaborators while we spin LABA style at INTO THE NIGHT, downtown’s contemporary Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Check out the LABA offerings below and don’t miss the full program here. What is TIKKUN INTO THE NIGHT? Tikkun Leil Shavuot presented by Downtown...

Michael Leibenluft discusses “Salesman之死”

On Thursday, May 11th, LABAlive Three will present an evening of art works and subversive teachings exploring our annual theme, OTHER. The evening will feature teachings by LABA Scholar Ruby Namdar and works by fellows Laura Beatrix Newmark,  Elana Greenfield, and Michael Leibenluft who will present his theater work in progress, Salesman之死. Here, Leibenluft talks about his...

Laura Beatrix Newmark, “Hannah and Her Sisters”

On Thursday, May 11th, LABAlive Three will present an evening of art works and subversive teachings exploring our annual theme, OTHER. The evening will feature teachings by LABA Scholar Ruby Namdar and works by fellows Elana Greenfield, Michael Leibenluft, and Laura Beatrix Newmark, who will present her work in progress, Hannah and Her Sisters: 5 stories on mOTHERhood. Here, Beatrix Newmark...


APPLY TO BE A 2017/2018 FELLOW

THEME The LABA theme for 2017 -2018 is WAR and PEACE. Conflict is part of who we are, it is not an external force that we can aspire to exorcise and be permanently free of. Conflict defines the individual, the social and the cultural self. It is not accidental that...

LABAlive TWO: OTHERS

LABAlive TWO: OTHERS THURS March 16 // 7:30PM   At LABAlive OTHER: ONE you saw the work of Gil Sperling, Michael Gac Levin, and Keren Moscovitch, and now Fellows Gordon Haber, Abigail Katz and Hadar Ahuvia take the stage in LABAlive TWO: OTHERS for an evening of dance, literature and theater...